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Pickering's Gin Distillery

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, Scotland
+44 131 290 2901
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Pickering's Gin is distilled by hand at the Summerhall Distillery, Edinburgh's first exclusive gin distillery to open in 150 years. We are delighted to host guided tours and tastings. Please visit our website to book a tour and to check availability. Tours last approximately 60 minutes. For a mere £10 a head you can: - See how hand crafted, small batch gin is made - Marvel at the botanicals room, still and bottling line - Sample all three Pickering's gin expressions - Enjoy a Pickering's & Tonic from the gin tap at The Royal Dick bar - Explore the labyrinth of exhibitions and events within Summerhall Summerhall Distillery.
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1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
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+44 131 290 2901
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked a personalised tour for ten of us as part of a hen do. The booking process was very efficient and the staff kept in touch throughout. I was very impressed because every time I spoke to someone they were always enthusiastic and helpful....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wondering why you're seeing gin drinks highlighted on every menu in Edinburgh? Take this tour -- you'll learn the history of the UK's relationship with gin, the reason for the current wide range of small-batch gins available, the source of Pickering's recipe, and how different...More

Thank BethB55
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Beth for your review and kind words. I am delighted that you had such a lovely time on your tour with Jenny and found the content of the tour incredibly interesting. We are indeed quite small, and as a working distillery we cannot...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Pickering’s Gin distillery on our first afternoon in Edinburgh and it started our visit in the best possible way, especially the G&T to start the tour! Where most other distillery simply focus on the distilling process, Pickering’s give a...More

Thank Samuel C
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Samuel for your wonderful review and very kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed yourself on our Gin Jolly with Jenny. I am very pleased that you found that your experience in the distillery was made all the better due to its...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little gem of a visit and an interesting way to spend and hour. Your host welcomes you with a g&t and then off to the distilling room for a very formative talk about the history of gin and that particular distillery. My only comment...More

Thank Swish1983
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you had a wonderful time on your tour of the distillery and found it to be very interesting and a wee gem of a visit. Thank you for your feedback referencing wanting a seat. Unfortunately, as...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

1st time visit for wife and I with friends. We had a fab tour with most excellent guide Jenny who took us from the history of Gin & Pickerings to the making of this elixir in a very engaging and fun manner. Kudos to staff...More

Thank GTTOBS
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time on your tour with Jenny, and that our friends at the Royal Dick made you feel welcome and accommodated. I am also very pleased that you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on one of the tours yesterday 7th July....Jenny was absolutely brilliant and her knowledge of the history of the company was just fabulous. For it being such a small distillery in the middle of Edinburgh it was so unique and quirky...and very interesting on...More

Thank Morag G
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Morag for your wonderful review and very kind words. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time on your tour with Jenny. We were absolutely delighted to have you, your granddaughter and her boyfriend to visit the distillery to celebrate her...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Jenny was both very knowledgeable and personable and brought the recent history of Pickering's Gin, and Gin as a whole, to life brilliantly. Okay, so the distillery isn't huge, but this makes it even more impressive when you consider the quality and quantity...More

Thank craig p
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Craig for your lovely review. I am delighted that you had a wonderful time on your tour with Jenny, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting our small, yet perfectly formed, distillery. I am also very pleased that you found our tour to be excellent value...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked this gin tour as a substitute for the Edinburgh gin company tour which we’d been told to go on (and which he went online too late to book) and I’m so glad he did! Although I haven’t been on any other gin...More

Thank Weetabex22
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and very kind words. I am delighted that you were able to visit our working distillery, and have the opportunity to see where every single drop of our gin has been made. We are indeed very small, and I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group of seven. Unfortunately google maps brought us the wrong way but once we got there the experience was very enjoyable. The guides knowledge was excellent and she made the tour fun. The gin I was really good.More

Thank DecMul
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and very kind words. I am delighted that you had a wonderful time on your tour with us once you were able to find us. We are indeed tucked away inside Summerhall, and as it is a listed building...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked online as part of a weekend away and it was excellent. Instructions and communication were spot on, found it easy enough. Enjoyed a Gin and Tonic on arrival, this was followed by an enthusiastic and informative Gin history and the Pickerings story. A...More

Thank Ashley B
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ashley for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time on your tour with us, and found the tour to be engaging and interesting. I am also pleased that you loved our new shop area, and had a...More

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san20sg
14 May 2018|
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Response from Nicola M | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure you could but I assume you would need to pay and i’m not sure a 7yr old would enjoy the tour.
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Carol H
18 November 2017|
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Response from DistilleryManager | Property representative |
Hello, Our tours run Thursday - Sunday with tour slots three times a day. We currently have availability on our Sunday the 26th of November tour. If you visit our website and select the tours tab, you can look at our... More
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ljbunny
5 October 2017|
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Response from DistilleryManager | Property representative |
Thank you for your question - the tour lasts roughly an hour with tasting of our gins. If you have any questions, our guides would be delighted to answer them for you and so you can spend more time in the distillery if you... More
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