Scotland is world-famous for its whisky and Glenkinchie is one of the few remaining lowland distilleries still in production
Glenkinchie Distillery is situated a couple of miles from Pencaitland, amid the rolling Lammermuir Hills and rich agricultural farmland of East Lothian. Established in 1837 by local farmers John and George Rate, the distillery became the Glenkinchie Distillery Co. in 1890 and 1914, it became one of five Lowland distilleries that formed the Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd.
The distillery's visitor centre offers a range of tours, all of which end in a tasting, where there is guaranteed to be a flavour to suit every palate. The fascinating exhibition includes a twenty-foot model of a distillery that was displayed in the Palace of Industry at the British Empire Exhibition of 1923-25, and the still house boats the largest copper pot in Scotland.
Then browse the fantastic shop, where you can make use of the discount voucher you will receive on your welcome to the distillery. Glenkinchie operates a daily return transport service from Edinburgh city centre.
Whether you're a dedicated distillery 'bagger' or just wanting to find out more about this fascinating industry, make Glenkinchie part of your itinerary.
Glenkinchie, Pencaitland, Tranent, East Lothian, EH34 5ET