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The Glenkinchie Distillery

Glenkinchie proudly serves as one of the Four Corners of Scotland distilleries of Johnnie Walker. We distil the Edinburgh Malt that is enjoyed around the world on its own and as a vital component of Johnnie Walker whiskies.

Discover the generous spirit of our garden home where we create our rare Lowland style whisky, evoking fragrant flowers, dried cut grass, and nutty cereal. Following our renovation project, we’re now open to the public. We look forward to welcoming you at Glenkinchie, the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker.


Discover the right tour for you and book your experience online today.

You may need to queue outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Opening Times*

*Last tour is 1 hour before closing.

Closing Dates: 25th & 26th December, and 1st of January.

  • Closes at 16:00 on 24th December

January - December

Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Glenkinchie Distillery Information

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. We look forward to welcoming you at Glenkinchie, the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker.


Glenkinchie Distillery Pencaitland, Tranent East Lothian, EH34 5ET United Kingdom


Tel: 01875 342012



We're pleased to announce that Glenkinchie has been certified with the Gold Award for Green Tourism for our commitment and efforts in sustainability.

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Food and Drink

Savour Glenkinchie’s deliciously light, fragrant, and creamy character –the same character that Johnnie Walker first sought out in the 19th century, paired with a locally sourced food platter. Discover our new menu and your perfect serve.

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Whether it’s a memento of the experience for yourself or a gift, our brand-new retail space has options for everyone. Discover Distillery exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else and engrave your own bottle at our personalisation station.

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We want all of our guests to have a positive visitor experience. If you have accessibility requirements, plan to visit with children and/or an assistance dog find out more about accessibility ahead of your visit.

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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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Visit Scotland

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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We want every one of our guests to enjoy an unforgettable experience when they walk through our doors. That begins and ends with the people who will work there. We’re looking for remarkable talent to provide the warmest of welcomes and to help us tell the story of our brands to the world. Interested? Visit our recruitment website for more information and details on how to apply.