Visit Holyrood Distillery

Made by Edinburgh

Our Tours

Holyrood distillery tour (until 4th Oct)

Learn how we make whisky and gin using innovative new methods and ideas. Get a hands on look at both our gin and whisky production areas, with drinks and sampling throughout.

1hr/ £20 pp

arrival launch

In celebration of launching our very first whisky – Arrival – we are throwing open our doors exclusively for Edinburgh residents on Saturday 7th October.


As a thank you to our local community, and to the city which we call home, we are offering FREE distillery tours across the day. Visitors will get a fully guided tour of our distillery, plus a sample of Arrival whisky as part of the tour.


Our bar and distillery shop will be open all day – plus live music from our very own team, and food available to order from our neighbours at High Dive Pizza Bar – you won’t want to miss it! 

Free for Edinburgh Residents

whisky tour & Tasting

See first hand how we make whisky at Holyrood with one of our guided tours. Discover how our distillery team utilises Edinburgh’s rich brewing history to explore new and innovative distilling methods. End on a guided tasting of 4 drams of our new make spirit.

1hr/ £25/£30pp

Hauf 'n' hauf paired tasting - DAILY

Discover the best of Edinburgh’s craft brewers all paired with our Holyrood New Make Spirit. In our distillery bar, enjoy 3 half pints alongside 3 tasty drams, showcasing the great Scottish tradition of the ‘half n half’!


Holyrood distillery tour (from 7th oct)

Learn how we make whisky and gin using innovative new methods and ideas. Get a hands on look at both our gin and whisky production areas, with drinks and sampling throughout.

1hr/ £22 pp

Height of arrows gin tasting experience

A guided tasting of our award winning Height of Arrows gin range in our spirits lab. After sampling our 4 Height of Arrows gins, and experimenting with mixers and garnishes; you’ll have fun making and shaking your own Southside cocktail and enjoy it back in the lounge over informal chat and against the musical backdrop of our curated Height of Arrows playlist.


Available to book as a private tour for groups of 8+

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Self Guided Tasting Flight - DAILY

Sit back and relax in our Distillery bar and enjoy a flight of the best in Scottish spirits. Choose either a range of independent Scotch whisky, or a selection of Edinburgh craft gin producers.


£16 pp

eh evenings

We’re throwing open our distillery doors every Thursday night,  exclusively for Edinburgh residents. If you live in an EH postcode; book on one of our complimentary Thursday evening Distillery tours. You’ll then have exclusive access to our paid bar to enjoy local bands and cracking cocktails. Pizzas available to order from our neighbours at The High Dive. 


These evenings are for Edinburgh residents only, as a thank you for sharing the city we call home.


Must be booked online in advance, subject to availability. 

Free for Edinburgh Residents

An Authentic Whisky Experience

Holyrood Distillery is situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic old town, a short walk from the Royal Mile. Whether a total whisky geek, gin lover or simply looking for things to do in Edinburgh, we have a wide selection of tours to choose from.
Authentic Whisky
Made by Edinburgh


We are a short 15-minute walk from the Royal Mile, located right next to Holyrood Park.


The Lothian Buses Number 14 stops on Rankeillor Street a 2-minute walk to our front door and many other services stop nearby, please visit lothian buses for details.


We don’t provide public parking, however blue badge holders/registered disabled vehicles can pick up and drop off in the courtyard area.


We have several bike racks on site, allocated on a first come first serve basis.

All ages are welcome on the ‘Whisky and Gin Tour’ – under 5’s go free and children ages 5-17 are offered a discounted ticket. We also have baby changing facilities on site if it is required.

All other experiences are adult (18+) only. 

The samples on our tour are complimentary therefore the price reflects the experience only. If you wish, you can take your samples to enjoy later or we’ll provide a non-alcoholic alternative.