Join Rockstar on a journey through Glenkinchie’s storied landscape and rich heritage, filled with passionate people and a quest to capture the essence of East Lothian through our flavourful field-to-glass whisky process. Our private bus will collect you and take you on a journey to the rolling farmland of East Lothian which is home to ‘The Edinburgh Malt’. Glenkinchoie distillery will let you experience the real taste of Scotland.
Your visit begins in our Old Malting Floors where you will have a chance to see our fantastic exhibition which hosts the renowned model distillery. You will then be met by your guide and you will be led through the production area of the distillery learning how to make our water of life.
Few parts of Scotland can boast of more history than this. In 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart reached the peak of his brief power at Prestonpans on the Firth of Forth just north of Glenkinchie, where his Highlanders defeated John Cope’s Hanoverian forces with such certainty that London itself seemed under threat.
The contemporary folk song ‘Johnny Cope’ records Cope’s shocking defeat and his reaction after fleeing back to Dunbar, leaving his men. Distilling (mostly illegal) was taking place here long before the skills of crop rotation were known; in 1777 Edinburgh housed perhaps four hundred illicit distilleries. When the law was changed to permit smaller licensed distilleries, many farmers took out licenses. By the time the distillery was founded in 1837, 115 licensed distilleries were recorded in the Lowlands, though their products would probably not pass muster today!
What to Expect
DESIGNED FOR GUESTS WHO SEEK SOMETHING UNIQUE, ENJOY EXCEPTIONAL WHISKIES AND GREAT STORIES. IT FEATURES A FULLY GUIDED TOUR, FOLLOWED BY THE OPPORTUNITY TO DRAW STRAIGHT FROM THE CASK.
This full-sensory tour* culminates in a tutored whisky tasting of 6 drams.
In addition to toasting special moments in time, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to draw straight from the Cask in our maturation room.
Please note that this experience is not suitable for guests under the age of 18.
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