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Pickering's Gin Distillery

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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
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1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 290 2901
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A small distillery but an excellent tour. Our guide was very informative and fun. A lot learnt, a nice g&t and gin tasters included. If you like gin, give it a visit.

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really loved the history of gin and the story of Pickering’s. An interesting distillery that pumps out my favourite gin

Thank JemyT
Reviewed 4 days ago

A most infomative and entertaining tour, which got off to a great start with a very well - made G & T (or P & T - Pickering's Classic Gin and Fevertree Tonic with pink grapefruit). It was the third time we had done this...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, informative and good value and an excellent way to spend 90minutes. Keep up the good work, we really enjoyed it and learnt so much. I will savour every mouthful knowing how my bottle of gin has come about!

Thank BeeC1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the tour - the Gin Jolly - today at lunch, and it was stellar. Jenny was our guide, and she held us enthralled for the hour with a full disquisition on the botanical characteristics of gin (there are many, each depending on the style...More

Thank MightyC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good use of 90 minutes on a very rainy day in Edinburgh! Lovely and informative guide - learnt a lot and plenty to savour. Also the most fabulous tomato and basil soup ever in the attached Royal Dick Bar!

Thank PortstewartNic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small gin distillery in an old vet hospital. Interesting stories. Great host. Great product! For a 90 min tour I learned a lot about gin and its ingredients.

Thank bw997766
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time visiting our small distillery, and found it to be very engaging. Cheers, Victoria.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time at the gin jolly. Victoria, our guide, was knowledgeable, funny, friendly and extremely helpful in answering a multitude of questions from visitors. I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes a wee gin. You get the history of Pickering's, how...More

Thank EdinburghMP
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 such a fantastic time on your Gin Jolly with myself, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you again for your compliments, and I am so pleased by your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bought a couple of tickets when ordering the Tattoo tickets. Our host was Jenny who was really good. A very friendly greeting & a G&T to start. She explained the history of Gin & Pickerings really well, & made it all very interesting. Plenty of...More

Thank philj
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and excellent review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time during your visit to Summerhall Distillery and felt that Jenny really made your experience fantastic. Thank you for your recommendations, and we hope that you'll continue...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friendly and informative Tour Guide, Katie shared her passion for the history of Gin making with humor and facts in abundance, and this made for a really enjoyable morning. We Don’t normally start drinking Gin at 10:00hrs in the morning, but on this Tour,...More

Thank ChristineC4270
DistilleryManager, Guest Relations Manager at Pickering's Gin Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Christine for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Gin Jolly with Katie, and felt that she really made the experience for you. We were delighted to welcome you to the distillery, and thank you for your very kind words...More

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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14 May 2018|
Response from NicolaM3446 | 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.
Carol H
18 November 2017|
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
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