⭐Gin Distillery Visit & Gin Tasting

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by James, Gary,

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Come and see the South Loch Gin distillery and learn how gin is made in Scotland's oldest gin bar 56 North! You are welcomed with a South Loch Gin and Fever-Tree tonic on arrival. We will teach you how our gin is made on our amazing copper pot stills. You learn about botanicals, production, bottling and gin production. You get to try three gins made in our South Loch Gin distillery with tasting notes and explanations from us. Lastly you get a South Loch Gin cocktail made by us before you leave. You can also buy signed bottles of South Loch Gin on the day to take home with you! If you want to stay after the session, 56 North's bar stocks over 400 gins and is Scotlands was first gin bar opening in 2008. It serves food to 9pm daily if you'd like to eat.
Other things to note
Our tasting room is down a set of stairs in our old town building so sadly isn't accessible to wheelchair users. If you have any questions please just message us and we're happy to help
Come and see the South Loch Gin distillery and learn how gin is made in Scotland's oldest gin bar 56 North! You are welcomed with a South Loch Gin and Fever-Tree tonic on arrival. We will teach you how our gin is made on our amazing copper pot stills. You learn about botanicals, production, bottling and gin production. You get to try three gins made in our South Loch Gin distillery with tasting notes and explanations from us. Lastly you get…

What's included

  • Drinks
    South Loch Gin and Fever-Tree tonic on arrival. Flight of three South Loch...

Meet your host, James, Gary,

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 242 Reviews
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We're the gin team at 56 North and South Loch Gin. 56 North is Scotland's oldest gin bar with over 400 gins and a working distillery making South Loch Gin. We've won loads of awards for our bar, tastings and team over the 11 years we've been open. We were the first ever winners of Scottish Gin Awards bar of the year. We've been on TV doing gin work for BBC, STV and more. James is one of the taste judges for the Scottish gin awards and has +15yrs in gin. Lindsay is our master distiller and has a full masters degree in brewing and distilling! Gary is the bar's general manager and a superb distiller. Neil is Mr Gin and the fun martini loving creative one. As a group we make up the gin team
We're the gin team at 56 North and South Loch Gin. 56 North is Scotland's oldest gin bar with over 400 gins and a working distillery making South Loch Gin. We've won loads of awards for our bar, tastings and team over the 11 years we've been open. We were the first ever winners of Scottish Gin Awards bar of the year. We've been on TV doing gin work for BBC, STV and more. James is one of the taste judges for the Scottish gin awards and has +15yrs in gin. Lindsay is our master distiller and h…
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Where you'll be

We host the event in 56 North, Edinburgh. This is Scotland's oldest gin bar opening in 2008. You have access to the gin stills, gin bar with +400 gins and tasting room.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 242 reviews.

Daniel
September 2021
Professional and friendly welcome from all the staff! James was excellent at explaining how south loch gin is made, he added funny references during the tour, very informative definitely worth a visit the gins were delightful and delicious highly recommended.
Sandra
September 2021
This tour was fantastic! We not only drank a lot, we learned a lot too! It was an honor to meet James and learn about his gin! Highly recommend! Lots of yummy drinks!
Lee
September 2021
Highly recommended , very informative and fun trip. Great value for money plus we got to sample and learn about some quality gins from James and also stayed for lunch . Whats not to love. The Sicilian lemon and Ginger was my favourite.!
Rosa
September 2021
Me and my friends had a really great time. We went in not really knowing what to expect, learning about the gin making process was super interesting and getting to try their gin was even better! Couldn’t recommend the experience enough!!
Chrissie
September 2021
We really enjoyed the gin tasting experience at 56 North. James is a great host who is clearly really passionate about gin. Great value as you get 2 full drinks plus 3 tasters as well as the history of their own brand without pushing any sales. We ate at the restaurant after and the cheese board was delicious!
Puneet
August 2021
Had a fun time. 10/10 would recommend as an airBnb experience. Engaging people running the tour, both the person at the bar and the one downstairs giving the tour. Value for money in that you get - gin and tonic at start, taster gins in b/w, and gin cocktail at the end. All of this along with the virtual distillary tour. The people running the experience are super nice, and their gin is one of the tastiest I have had. This brand is my favorite now, right up there with Hendricks. On the flip side, the actual content seemed a bit too less for a gin distillery tour. Also, it was more a talk than a tour. For us it didn't effect since we had a good Q and A session throughout the talk. And the guy giving the tour was super engaging. Also felt like a soft sell of their inhouse gins, but that could just easily be the person being super passionate about gin and describing how they arrived at their gin flavors. Would recommend to my friends to go once.

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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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  • Wed., Oct. 6
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.