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Welcome to Glenkinchie Distillery

Just 15 miles from the capital, Glenkinchie is the Edinburgh Malt. To find out simply jump on our shuttle bus and pay us a visit in our breathtaking setting.

Notice to visitors

Road closure starting on Monday 23rd September for 4 weeks.

Please follow diversions which will take you through the village of Pencaitland.


Exciting news! Development work to transform our visitor centre is now underway. 

Our site looks a little different at the moment but we are open for business as usual.

Please note that our tour times will change in November

Please contact us on +44(0)1875 342012 for more information or send us an email at


We offer a shuttle service from the centre of Edinburgh to Glenkinchie twice a day, 10am and 1:30pm, 7 days a week. Departing from 29 Waterloo Place (outside Howies restaurant).  Currently this service is not available to book online. Please call us direct on +44 (0)1875 342012 or email us at for more information and to book.



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

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


25th & 26th December

Where to find us

A stone’s throw from the capital

Glenkinchie Distillery


East Lothian

EH34 5ET


Contact us

Tel: 01875 342 012



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 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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