Visit Holyrood Distillery

Made by Edinburgh

Our Tours

Journey to whisky tour

An in-depth and intermediate tour – ideal for whisky enthusiasts! Conversational and tasting-led, your tour takes you through the detailed processes of our single malt whisky production. Learn how we push the boundaries of what it means to be a modern whisky producer with our experimental approach to flavour, with samples provided throughout. 

1hr/ £30pp


Short on time, or just want to see the main event? Our Stills & Staves experience is the perfect choice for those on a tight itinerary, or if you are simply looking to see Holyrood’s highlights.


Get to know our production area by enjoying 15 minutes with one of our expert guides in our still room, followed by a 15 minute tutored tasting of 4 samples which perfectly capture the Holyrood spirit. 


Please note this experience does not include a full distillery tour – guests are welcome to continue their afternoon in our distillery bar and shop.



Behind the Cask: Whisky Tasting Experience

Intimate, conversational and tasting focused – a truly special whisky experience. Taste our very finest expressions – including a Distillery exclusive which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.


eh evenings

As a thank you to Edinburgh residents for sharing the city we call home, we have introduced our weekly ‘EH Evenings’. Free to attend for anyone with an EH postcode – you’ll get a fully guided complimentary tour of our distillery, lab and cask room –  plus free samples of our Height of Arrows Gin and single malt whisky. You’ll then have exclusive access to our paid bar to enjoy some delicious drinks, live music, and food available to order from our Southside neighbours. 


Free for Edinburgh Residents


Please be aware that our Gift Cards are redeemable against our tours and experiences. They cannot be used to purchase products in store or online.


Gift Cards are non-transferable and have no monetary value.

Holyrood distillery tour

The perfect introduction to Holyrood Distillery. Our signature guided tour will take you through our gin and whisky production spaces, explaining the processes behind our award winning Height of Arrows gin and our single malt whiskies. Get to know our spirits with sample tastings throughout your tour.

1hr/ £25pp

charmed circle walking tour

Learn more about our city’s brewing and distilling heritage as you explore the forgotten breweries of Edinburgh’s Southside. Discover how the brewing industry has shaped our city by walking through history, and hearing stories about the infamous ‘Charmed Circle’.


Over 18s only.

1hr 45min/ £20-£30pp.


Sip your way through our award winning Height of Arrows Gin range with our relaxed, interactive and conversational Gin Tasting Experience!


Go behind the scenes with your guide and get to know the story of our gin production journey. Learn to mix, make and shake your very own cocktail; taste samples of our gin range plus some exciting future projects accompanied by delicious Gin Chocolate Truffles; and create your own perfect serve Gin & Tonic with a range of garnishes and premium mixers. 


Over 18s Only.


Self Guided Tasting Flight - DAILY

Sit back and relax in our cosy distillery bar with a tasting flight of 4 spirits – perfect for those just looking to try a few drams! Let our bartenders be your guide as you taste your way through our spirits! Choose between our Gin Flight with our award-winning Height of Arrows gin range, or our Whisky Flight which takes you through the different stages of whisky making at Holyrood.



Discover our urban distillery in the heart of Edinburgh…

Holyrood Distillery is situated in the city’s Southside district – under the shadow of the magnificent Salisbury Crags, and a short walk from the historic old town. Taking inspiration from our surroundings, and from Edinburgh’s brewing and distilling heritage, we produce the city’s only single malt whisky and an award-winning range of gin.


Whether you are visiting a distillery for the first time, want to learn something new about modern whisky production, or simply try some of our delicious spirits – come and discover how we make our spirit with our range of tours and tastings, with experiences available for all levels of knowledge and interest.


We are a short 15-minute walk from the Royal Mile, located right next to Holyrood Park.


The Lothian Buses Number 14 stops on Rankeillor Street a 2-minute walk to our front door and many other services stop nearby, please visit lothian buses for details.


We don’t provide public parking, however blue badge holders/registered disabled vehicles can pick up and drop off in the courtyard area.


We have several bike racks on site, allocated on a first come first serve basis.

All ages are welcome on the ‘Holyrood Distillery Tour’ – under 5s go free and children aged 5-17 are offered a discounted ticket. We have baby changing facilities on site if required.

All other tours and experiences are 18+. 

The samples on our tour are complimentary therefore the price reflects the experience only. If you wish, you can take your samples to enjoy later or we’ll provide a non-alcoholic alternative.