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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

We are excited to say that the major tourism investment project at Glenkinchie has restarted in line with government guidelines. In order for the work to continue safely we will not be re-opening to visitors until this project has been completed. We are really looking forward to seeing you at the distillery and until then you can follow us on Facebook to discover the stories of Glenkinchie. https://www.facebook.com/Glenkinchie/

Where to find us

A stone’s throw from the capital

Glenkinchie Distillery

Tranent

East Lothian

EH34 5ET

Pencaitland

Contact us

Tel: 01875 342 012

Email: Glenkinchie@malts.com

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 Glenkinchie@malts.com.

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.

THE STORY OF GLENKINCHIE

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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