Holyrood Distillery

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Holyrood Distillery
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Holyrood Distillery is an exciting new attraction and single malt whisky distillery in the heart of Edinburgh. It includes a guided experiential tour, a gin distillery, a whisky distillery, a tasting bar and shop.
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Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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Debbie N
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Excellent virtual whisky experience!
Nov 2020 • Couples
Would definitely recommend the virtual whisky tasting/tour. Our host, Peter, was really friendly and knowledgeable. Generous sample sizes too!
Written 24 November 2020
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Glad you enjoyed the tour and tasting - we'll pass on the feedback to Peter!
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Cath M
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Virtual tour and tastinf
Nov 2020 • Couples
We decided to sign up to this virtual tour to support a local business and we were not disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed this virtual tour from the comfort of our own home. The tasting samples are large doubles so big enough for two people to share and the pack included tonics for each sample and lovely tasting glasses.

The tour guide Rachel was really engaging and knowledgeable about the subject and considering it was her first virtual tour the delivery was excellent.

This tour is well worth the money and we highly recommend trying it. We look forward to getting there in person when restrictions are lifted.
Written 13 November 2020
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We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tasting, thanks a lot for the 5 stars!
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aebruce
Falkirk, UK184 contributions
Great tour 😁
Oct 2020 • Couples

From the word go (despite us being a few minutes late!) we were made very welcome. The girl on reception (sorry, didn't catch your name) was lovely and very helpful, later helping me pick gin and Marcus our guide was very friendly, informative and made the tour interesting and fun. The building itself is stunning and
despite restrictions we thoroughly enjoyed our tour and will definitely be back.
Look forward to tasting the whisky when it is ready and I am just trying my first gin now and it's great. Thanks

Date of experience: October 2020



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Whiskywonderer

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon!

Review of: Whisky Tour and Tasting

Lovely distillery, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The tour was very informative and the guide was great. If you are a whisky fan and visiting Edinburgh, I would highly recommend visiting Holyrood distillery.

Date of experience: September 2020

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nursekerry05

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant

Booked for my husband who is a whisky fan. We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learnt so much. Also enjoyed the interactive activities. Rachel the tour guide was lovely and full of interesting facts. She also made sure we had a covid safe experience. Enjoyed the flight of drinks at the end. Would definately recommend.

Date of experience: October 2020

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HD-Edinburgh, Digital Marketing Manager at Holyrood Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review, and for your visit - we really REALLY appreciate your support especially during this uncertain time!

Come back soon!

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GraceCharlotte11

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Reviewed 5 September 2020

Nice outdoor drinks

Came here for some post-walk drinks in the lovely outdoor courtyard.

Really impressed by the service. Our waiter was really knowledgeable about the drinks and recommended some fantastic cocktails - all of their own invention.

All table service, distances tables, track+trace and plenty of hand sanitizer available. Felt very safe.

Date of experience: September 2020



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HD-Edinburgh, Digital Marketing Manager at Holyrood Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Great! So pleased you could come to visit!

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Anne B

Reviewed 30 August 2020

All in all a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours

Review of: Gin Tour and Tasting

Took part in the Gin tasting tour at Holyrood distillery on Saturday 29/08/20, Stuart our guide was funny and informative telling us all about the process and history of gin. We tasted two gin liqueurs and two gins and afterwards we sat out in the garden area and had pizza and gin cocktails there is also a shop where you can purchase gins etc

Date of experience: August 2020

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HD-Edinburgh, Digital Marketing Manager at Holyrood Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for coming Anne!

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RandolphGardener

Scotland, United Kingdom

Reviewed 26 June 2020

Entertaining afternoon!!!

I am not a constant drinker, but if it is a good liquor to taste and have a good conversation I am ready to do it, it was very informative to know how the whiskey is made and its varieties, take

Great tour 😊 - Holyrood Distillery

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Written 29 October 2020
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Brilliant, thank you for choosing Holyrood!
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James
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Lovely way to spend a rainy afternoon!
Sep 2020
Lovely distillery, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The tour was very informative and the guide was great. If you are a whisky fan and visiting Edinburgh, I would highly recommend visiting Holyrood distillery.
Written 17 October 2020
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Thanks for coming to visit!
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nursekerry05
2 contributions
Brilliant
Oct 2020 • Couples
Booked for my husband who is a whisky fan. We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learnt so much. Also enjoyed the interactive activities. Rachel the tour guide was lovely and full of interesting facts. She also made sure we had a covid safe experience. Enjoyed the flight of drinks at the end. Would definately recommend.
Written 9 October 2020
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Thanks for the lovely review, and for your visit - we really REALLY appreciate your support especially during this uncertain time! Come back soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GraceCharlotte11
Leeds, England, United Kingdom92 contributions
Nice outdoor drinks
Sep 2020
Came here for some post-walk drinks in the lovely outdoor courtyard.

Really impressed by the service. Our waiter was really knowledgeable about the drinks and recommended some fantastic cocktails - all of their own invention.

All table service, distances tables, track+trace and plenty of hand sanitizer available. Felt very safe.
Written 5 September 2020
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Great! So pleased you could come to visit!
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Anne B
5 contributions
All in all a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours
Aug 2020 • Couples
Took part in the Gin tasting tour at Holyrood distillery on Saturday 29/08/20, Stuart our guide was funny and informative telling us all about the process and history of gin. We tasted two gin liqueurs and two gins and afterwards we sat out in the garden area and had pizza and gin cocktails there is also a shop where you can purchase gins etc
Written 30 August 2020
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Thanks for coming Anne!
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Randolph Gardener
United States46 contributions
Entertaining afternoon!!!
Jul 2019
I am not a constant drinker, but if it is a good liquor to taste and have a good conversation I am ready to do it, it was very informative to know how the whiskey is made and its varieties, take me home to open it in a day important…
Written 26 June 2020
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Thanks for visiting Randolph, glad you had fun!
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bingo418
Edinburgh, UK93 contributions
Really interesting Tour !
Mar 2020
We enjoyed our visit very much, we learnt a lot about the ways to make Gin and Whisky, and its different aspects. Our guide, Monsieur Piney was able to answer all of our questions and fully take us into the world of distillery.
Written 17 March 2020
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Thanks for coming along for the tour!
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JAB380
North Shields, UK75 contributions
Great Tour
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visited yesterday with friends and had a fantastic time. Our Tour Guide, Stuart was great and the gin lovely. Lots bought to take back home 😀
Written 15 March 2020
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Thanks for coming, I'll make sure Stuart sees this review!
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