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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an entertaining and informative tour! Having failed to get onto a tour of Edinburgh Gin I am so glad that we managed to get onto this one instead. It’s a boutique distillery with a really personal vibe. Rebecca, our guide, was fabulous: theatrical enough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BibiQ_12
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to our working distillery, and were so pleased that you managed to visit us, where every single drop of Pickering's Gin has been distilled. I am so pleased that...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I had a really great evening here on the distillery tour. Rebecca our guide was funny and informative. It was interesting being inside the old vet college and the bar was very atmospheric. Top notch gin sampling too. I'd definitely take visitors to the city...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer M
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jennifer for your lovely review. I am delighted that you had a wonderful time during your visit with Rebecca, and you enjoyed seeing how we have transformed the old cat and dog kennels of the vet school into a working distillery. We would...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Tour: Starts with a G&T, followed by the detailed history of the distillery, production and all the tiny funny stories in between. Photos are allowed at the distillery site as well. I can't remember the tour guide names, but she keeps cracking punny jokes. She...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank whiskyfanda
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and very kind words. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Gin Jolly, and had a brilliant time at Summerhall Distillery. Thank you for your excellent review. Cheers, Victoria

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time learning about the history of gin and of the distillery. Rebecca was an amazing and really made the tour what is was! Starting off with a Gin & Tonic then finishing off with tasting their range of Gins we were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Lucy for your wonderful review, and very kind words. I am so pleased that you had such a wonderful time during your Gin Jolly with Rebecca. I can see you were inspired with the title of your review, and I hope that some...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Just been for a tour while on a girls trip. Rebecca was extremely enthusiastic, engaging and interesting. The gins taste amazing and the mere £10 fee is excellent value for money! Definitely recommend to anyone in Edinburgh! The only improvement could be better signage to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VitUnit
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and very kind words. I am delighted that you had a wonderful experience on your Gin Jolly with Rebecca. I am so pleased that you also felt it was wonderful value for money. Thank you for your feedback in...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

A truly fantastic couple of hours spent which was very informative and fun, with incredibly tasty gin! Our tour guide Rebecca was fab and really funny, involving everyone in the tour group which made it a much more personal experience. Highly recommend to everyone whether...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Beth and Zach for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you had such a wonderful time on your Gin Jolly and felt that Rebecca really made the tour even more special. Thank you for your compliments on the content of the...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018

The Pickering's Gin Tour was very well worth doing and very interesting. We were given a g and t on arrival (you could have a different mixer if you wished) and our group of 15 was taken to the distilling room to begin our tour....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fran P
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Fran for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you had such a wonderful time on your Gin Jolly. We greet our guests with a perfectly poured Pickering's and Tonic, but if they have any allergies, we can of course swap out...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

We can really recommend the Gin distillery Tour. Our guide had an impressive knowledge about the history of gin and funny Stories about how Pickerings gin started. It only cost 10 £ and you get a free G&T and the possibility to try to taste...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kirstine B
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kirstine, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your Gin Jolly, and found it to be informative, and fun! Thank you for the recommendations. Cheers, Victoria.

Reviewed 27 November 2018

We were very pleased with the Pickerings tour. Rebecca was a great host (and it was her first go!) and made the whole experience very enjoyable. You're greeted with a gin and tonic on arrival followed by around a 30-45 minute talk/tour of the distillery....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liyhc5
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. I am so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with Rebecca on her very first tours. I am pleased that you found the whole experience very fun and exciting. Thank you for the recommendation....More

Reviewed 27 November 2018

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. A quality G&T then a gin history lesson followed by more gin. Our jolly guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made it very interesting. I would recommend it to anyone who loves gin>

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alec B
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Alec for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time on your Gin Jolly, and thoroughly enjoyed your perfectly poured Pickering's and Tonic, and also your samples. Thank you for your recommendations. Cheers, Victoria.

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san20sg
14 May 2018|
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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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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
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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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