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Welcome to Glenkinchie Distillery

Come explore our Victorian distillery and orchard gardens set within the abundant farmland and sweet-scented wildflowers of East Lothian, a mere 15 miles from Edinburgh. Enjoy Glenkinchie, glass in hand, together with friends old and new.

Notice to visitors

The health and wellbeing of our employees, visitors and on-site partners is our highest priority. Given the fast-moving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as a precautionary measure, Glenkinchie Distillery Visitor Centre is closed until further notice. If you have an entry ticket during this period, please contact for a refund. Please bear with us as we process all requests, we reassure you that we will respond to each and every query. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We wish all of our customers the very best at this difficult time.


Tours of our Distillery
We have a range of tours available. Discover the right one for you.

For Everyone
Glenkinchie Tour


1 hour 15 mins

Visit our exhibition and tour the distillery followed by a complimentary whisky.

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For those looking for a wider range
Flavour of Scotland Tour


1 hour 30 mins

Extended tasting with a wider range of malts from around Scotland.

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For Scotch Fans
Whisky in the Wild


Explore Glenkinchie's beautiful surroundings followed by a sample of a range of Flora and Fauna single malts. 

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For the Enthusiast
Warehouse Experience


Visit the filling store then discover the secrets of warehouse No. 6 with one of our knowledgable guides on this memorable experience.

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For the Explorer
Behind the Scenes Tour


From malt bins to worm tubs you will have the opportunity to experience rarely seen parts of the distillery on this unique guided tour.

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Highland Whisky Festival

Eight days. Eight distilleries. Three hundred miles.
Glen Ord will be celebrating the first ever Highland Whisky Festival with a range of events on Thursday 16th May, a day not to be missed.

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Opening Times

January - February

Monday - Sunday

10:00 - 16:00


1st January

March - October

Monday - Sunday

10:00 – 17:00

November – December

Monday - Sunday

10:00 - 16:00


Where to find us

A stone’s throw from the capital

Glenkinchie Distillery


East Lothian

EH34 5ET


Contact us

Tel: 01875 342 012


Travel & Accessibility

We are running a shuttle bus service to transport people from Edinburgh city centre direct to our distillery.  This service will need to be prepaid as a combined transport & entrance ticket.  Please call us on 01875 342 012 to make your bookings now.  Any unbooked seats may be available on the day; make sure you’re at the departure point 10 minutes before to check with the driver.

Glenkinchie Distillery was established in 1825 and some of our buildings are not easily accessible. We will do our best to show you as much as we can. If you have access requirements and would like some help planning your visit please get in touch by telephoning 01875 342012 or emailing at


The quality of Scotland’s environment is vital to the Scotch Whisky industry and Glenkinchie is committed to sustainability and assures commitment to environmental quality. We are supporting local businesses by opting for locally produced goods and we actively give back by donating to local charities. As well, we have removed all of our litterbins as part of Diageo’s commitment to protect our environment.

Glenkinchie distillery video

Take a peek at the ins and outs of our working distillery. From the beautiful location to learning how to make our "water of life" from our guides.


Uncover the history behind the liquid.

In 1825, farmers John and George Rate built and operated the distillery under the name Milton Distillery until it was licenced and renamed in 1837. Though it was transformed into a sawmill in 1853, the distillery eventually returned to its ‘natural state’ – and much-improved – state, becoming the redbrick Victorian masterpiece we know today.

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A spirit of its own

Packed with medieval tenements, narrow wynds of the Old Town and the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there's no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world.

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