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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

Had a wonderful hour and a half listening to the history of gin and the Pickering gin distillery. Was delivered by three wonderfully passionate tour guides who made it funny and entertaining (I was inspired when naming this review). Got to sample three of their...More

Thank BethFerris
Reviewed yesterday

Didn't realise how small this little distillery was, yet they work really hard to produce a great quality gin. The tour was really informative and of course the tasting was just the icing. A must for any gin enthusiast visiting Edinburgh.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This distillery is located in a great arts centre. The tour starts with a fab gin and tonic. Whats not to like about that? Visitors are then taken through to the stills where they hear about the history of Pickering's gin,and the process by which...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour. Jenny, our guide was amazing. How she remembered all the things she told us is beyond me - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable! We booked the 4pm tour and by the time it had finished we didn't see the bottling area as...More

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

Thank you Barbara for your review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time during your visit and felt that Jenny was incredibly enthusiastic, knowledgeable and made sure that you had such a wonderful visit. As a working distillery, occasionally our guests do...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked this tour as a birthday treat for me and my mum for our Edinburgh getaway. We were not disappointed. Not only do you receive a complimentary gin on arrival Jenny, our tour guide, was immediately engaging and knowledgeable. The time flew by and...More

Thank Nicola J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience. Perfect for a stag do or hen do. The people are extremely friendly. Our tour guide, Victoria, was brilliant. It was her birthday and she even had a shot of gin with us! Really informative, and it's the best gin I have ever...More

Thank heatrjoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

With gin firmly on the rise in Edinburgh, we thought we'd book a tour of a local distillery. As Pickering's was a gin we were unfamiliar with, we thought we'd give it a go. The ticket price was very reasonable, and the online booking process...More

Thank Annika D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyable afternoon, great value for money - g and t on arrival, great talk through the history of gin in general and Pickerings in particular, followed by a tasting of 3 gins, all for a tenner and delivered with wit, enthusiasm and passion by...More

Thank 442LeeM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Summerhall Distillery for the 4pm tour. We were quickly greeted with our complimentary gin & tonic which was gratefully received. We then moved on to the tour of the distillery led by Victoria. She was very knowledgeable & made the tour very...More

Thank Michelled8293
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the tour here and amazing to see such a small but perfectly formed distillery why learning about both Pickerings and the history of gin itself. Well worth doing for both the information and gin tastings.More

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

Thank you Dan for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful time during your visit, and I was so excited to see your travel blog published which includes our distillery tour in it! I am so pleased that you had...More

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Southside & Holyrood
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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