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Glenkinchie Distillery

| Tranent, Pencaitland EH34 5ET, Scotland
+44 1875 342012
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Glenkinchie Distillery lies in the heart of the East Lothian countryside, 15 miles from Edinburgh. Why not pay a visit to see how we produce the Edinburgh Malt. After a trip around our museum, where you can see a wonderful model of a distillery, you will then be taken round the distillery by one of our experienced and informative guides who will explain the stages of production of Single Malt Whisky. You will visit the Kiln Room, the Millroom, The Mash House, the Tun Room and the Stillhouse where you will see one of the largest Copper Pot Stills in Scotland. After a trip to the traditional warehouse you will finish up in the bar with a dram or two of Whisky
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  • Average3%
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| Tranent, Pencaitland EH34 5ET, Scotland
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+44 1875 342012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit place in Scotland for all Scotch lovers. The tour is amazing. The guides are well versed and jovial. They even let u taste GlenKinche which is pretty amazing. Lots of good memories along with a souvenier glass which they gave to all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Willie was our guide and was so much fun. He was not only knowledgeable about the distillery and whiskey in general but knew every sports team in the world and was current on team scores, thanks for making our afternoon so much fun

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is very well run and the guides are very interesting and informative and able to answer any questions raised. The final stop of the day was a whisky tasting where six different whiskies were sampled and although I am not a whisky drinker...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for the guided tour of the distillery in Pencaitland. very informative and all questions answered, is well worth a visit and at the end a wee dram actually two drams. all the staff were great. I would recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was almosst effortless to organize this tour and a pleasure dealing with the Glenkinchie staff, starting several months ago with a phone call and a few emails. The shuttle bus service is well worthwhile, leaving promptly from Waterloo Place in Edinburgh. Comfortable bus, courteous...More

1  Thank Frank T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The distillery is near Edinburgh and the tour is very interesting. You get to know all the whisky history and the production process. In the end of the tour there is a tasting and you learn how you should do it. The shop offers great...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A corporate tour and visit was arranged for a group of 19 people to Glenkinchie Distillery on the 18th June. Arranging the visit was straightforward, with a great service from Kirsten at the Distillery. The group found the tour extremely interesting and the guide Gavin...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always brought visiting friends and family here whenever I could. It's a great facility with a great tour and staff. I highly recommend a visit if you're in the area and have time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interest shown in their product and the knowledge the guides share make this distillery visit a must.

1  Thank Douglas N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guided tour was very informative and include two optional tastings. Annette, the guide was excellent and answered all the questions asked of her. The museum was also very good. Also a shop with lots of choice. No photos allowed on the tour for safety...More

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Alya K
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
If you google discovering-distilleries All their visitors information is there
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Alejandra C
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Response from danieldenoto | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure you will find a Spanish speaking guide but the language used by the guides is very clear and easy to understand for a foreigner so I think you won't need any translation. Most of the tour is understandable... More
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LUGNUT412
28 February 2015|
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Response from Afonso | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I used the sat nav (Google maps based on my cell phone), and it'll take you directly to the distillery. However if you don't have one, do as I did: leave Edinburgh through the A1, then A68 leave on the A6093 and follow... More
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