Visit Holyrood Distillery

Made by Edinburgh

Our Tours

Journey to whisky tour

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. Includes 4 guided tastings ranging from new make spirit, aged new make, to fully matured whisky.

1hr/ £30pp


Short on time, or just want to see the main event? Our Stills & Staves experience is the perfect choice for those on a tight itinerary, or if you are simply looking to see Holyrood’s highlights.


Get to know our production area by enjoying 15 minutes with one of our expert guides in our still room, followed by a 15 minute tutored tasting of 4 samples which perfectly capture the Holyrood spirit. 


Please note this experience does not include a full distillery tour – guests are welcome to continue their afternoon in our distillery bar and shop.



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. 


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

Holyrood distillery tour

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/ £22pp

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.




Sip your way through our award winning Height of Arrows Gin range with our relaxed, interactive and conversational Gin Tasting Experience!


Go behind the scenes with your guide and get to know the story of our gin production journey. Learn to mix, make and shake your very own cocktail; taste samples of our gin range plus some exciting future projects accompanied by delicious Gin Chocolate Truffles; and create your own perfect serve Gin & Tonic with a range of garnishes and premium mixers. 


Over 18s Only.


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 ‘Holyrood Distillery Tour’ – under 5s go free and children aged 5-17 are offered a discounted ticket. We have baby changing facilities on site if required.

All other tours and experiences are 18+. 

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.