distillery tour

Our classic experience – the perfect introduction to Holyrood Distillery.

we make the spirit, the city makes us.

Get cosy in our Holyrood at Home lounge and sip on a seasonal cocktail as your guide welcomes you to the distillery. Let us introduce you to our story as a modern and innovative producer of scotch whisky, as we put Edinburgh back onto the whisky map as the city’s first single malt distillery for over a hundred years.


Join your guide in our Spirits Lab, where you’ll find our distillers busy researching, creating and perfecting our liquid. Learn about how we apply our whisky-making ethos to create our award-winning Height of Arrows Gin. Alongside a sample of our classic gin expression, your guide will illustrate the thought process behind our experimental approach to developing exciting flavour profiles using just 3 key ingredients.

Moving through to our whisky distillery floor, your group reaches the heart of our spirit production hub. Watch our washbacks foaming and our copper stills bubbling as your guide highlights the different stages of scotch whisky production. From heritage and speciality malts to alternative yeasts – find out more about what we do differently at Holyrood to create exciting and innovative flavours for our single malts.


Finish your tour in our Cask Room, evoking the traditional dunnage warehouse where our casks work their magic. Following a tutored tasting of our single malt whisky, delve deeper into our methods of flavour creation through our careful selection of seasoned oak barrels from around the world. Learn more about the wider scotch whisky industry and our place within the world of spirits, and challenge your perceptions towards whisky ageing, flavour and prestige with some myth-busting tips.

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This is an introductory tour – perfect for those who have not been to a distillery before, or want to know about both our gin and whisky production.

A welcome cocktail, a sample of gin, and a sample of whisky are included with your ticket.

This tour is conducted in English only. We do not provide translations, or have audio guides. If you book a private tour experience, you are welcome to bring your own translator – however this is not possible on the public tour.

This tour is suitable for under 18s, with a child rate available for children aged 5-17 (under 5s go free and do not require a ticket). Under 18s will receive a soft drink on arrival to enjoy throughout the tour. Please note that all of our other experiences are strictly for those aged 18+ only.

Our tour capacity is 22 people. We can accommodate groups of all sizes – if you would like to book in a large group, please contact us directly at visit@holyrooddistillery.co.uk with your preferred date, time and group size.

If you would like to book a private tour experience, please contact us directly at visit@holyrooddistillery.co.uk with your preferred date, time and group size.

There is lift access to all areas of this tour. Doorways are (xx cm) to allow wheelchair passage. We have an on-site wheelchair for anyone requiring it during their visit. Seating is provided throughout the tour route. We have fully accessible washroom facilities on site. For our full accessibility guide, please view here (link to guide when we have written it)

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