Our journey starts by heading to the Old Curiosity Distillery part of the Secret Herb Garden on the outskirts of Edinburgh by the Pentland Hills where you will sample and find out all about their unique flavoured gins. It’s now time to travel down Scotland’s stunning “golf coast” to NB Gin located near the seaside town of North Berwick. NB Gin is multi-award winning having been voted the worlds best London Dry Gin, the setting of the distillery is unique with an amazing interior where you will sample and find out all about the history of this famous gin..
(5hr tour) From £69pp
From Edinburgh you head South to the picturesque Scottish Borders to the ancient town of Jedburgh, famous for its 12th Century Augustine Abbey and Castle, and then view Abbotsford House in Melrose, home of Sir Walter Scott. Your gin tour will start at Lilliards distillery where you will sample their floral gin along with the opportunity to take a distilling class where you will create your own unique gin. The distillery sits next to the borders micro-brewery so if it takes your fancy you can try some unique local beers.
Next you move onto Floors Castle, location of the tarzan movie Greystoke before visiting the Rutherford micro-brewery to sample the Crow Man’s Gin. Legend says that the Crow Man was a travelling medicine man who toured the Borders offering the ailing, the weary and the lovelorn ‘little brighteners’ from his leather gladstone bag. Tales were told of men who were restored and women who were soothed by his special mixes of herbs, spices and secret ingredients. The gin is smooth and creamy as a result of only using the heart of the spirit from the still
(8hr tour) Prices from £69pp
We depart from Edinburgh and drive through the historic Queensferry where you can view our magnificent 3 bridges over the River Forth. We then continue north to Guardbridge through rural Scotland taking in Auchtermuchty (birthplace of the Proclaimers and Jimmy Shand) and on to the Eden Estuary, home of Eden Mill Gins. This distillery is Scotland’s first single-site distillery and brewery, making gin, whisky and beer, Eden Mill spirit is created by distillers in copper pot-stills and exhibits a wide range of flavours from botanicals sourced from the local area, as well as from around the world. Your Gin Tour starts off with a refreshing Gin & Tonic along with a detailed history of the site. You will be guided through the distillery, bonded cask warehouse and product finishing areas then finishes off with a gin tasting session from the range.
From Eden Mill we continue onto St Andrews, Scotland’s home of golf with photo opportunities on the famous Swilken Bridge on the Old Course. Next stop is Darnley’s Distillery next to Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery, your guide will explain the story of Darnley’s Gin, and how they distill their spirit and of course, lead you in a tasting of their three gins.
(8hr tour) from £69pp