Situated in rolling farmlands just 15 miles south-east of Edinburgh is Glenkinchie Distillery. The home of “The Edinburgh Malt” was founded in 1833. Here you will learn about the process of making Scotland’s finest export – whisky! Your guided tour is followed by a ‘wee dram’ of Glenkinchie followed by a second dram from a choice of others for comparison (e.g. a Highland whisky). Return to your ship taking in some of the gentle countryside of East Lothian.
A visit to Glenkinchie – the home of the Edinburgh malt – involves a short and pleasant drive from the City Centre (only 25km) to the rolling farmland of East Lothian. Founded in 1837, today you can see a working distillery and enjoy a state-of-the-art visitor centre. An exhibition of malt whisky is housed in the listed red brick building which was formerly the floor maltings. At the bar, enjoy a taste of Glenkinchie Single malt which is subtle and delicate with violets, green bananas and kiwis! Today with just two Lowland distilleries left in production Glenkinchie is the undisputed champion of the light Lowland style. With its interesting visitor centre and charming setting, this also makes an ideal first distillery visit for today's tourists.
Closed 23rd December to 4th January 2010 InclisiveChildren under 8 years are welcome but are not admitted to the production areas