6 of Scotland’s most popular distilleries team up for Whisky Festival

thewhiskylady - 2016-08-25

Tested For You: SMWS Flavour Behaviour Personality Test

thewhiskylady - 2016-08-29

In Pictures: Visiting the Edinburgh Gin Distillery

thewhiskylady - 2016-08-26

While staying in Scotland’s capital city, I couldn’t miss a tour of the Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

Afficher l'image d'origine

And after a few failed attempts at booking a tour online (blame the Fringe… Too many people trying to escape the buzzing streets of Edinburgh for an underground ginny escape) – I finally managed to secure a space a few days ago for the Discovery Tour, lasting approx. an hour and including a complimentary G&T at the end [which you get to chose from 2 different expressions. I guess I’ll try their pinkish Valentine’s gin another day :'(]

I had the chance to attend a tour hosted by the dynamic & funny Wee Jamie [if you see this, thanks for your enthusiasm ;)] which actually seemed much more like a gin comedy/one-man-show and wasn’t boring for a second, even when discussing quite serious historical facts like the terrible Gin Craze. This guy really knows how to entertain a crowd, and seriously, it was a real breathe of fresh air to me (I may be too used to technical/geeky tours where people try to show off their knowledge by asking all sorts of unnecessary questions… Not like my questions are more relevant though, but hey, nobody’s perfect ;))

I actually learn quite a few “gin fun facts” which I’ll make sure to compile in a further article for you guys (it’s not very often that you get to actually LEARN stuff from a discovery tour after visiting 156498789 distilleries, so yes, kudos to them for that!)


Here are some pictures from the distillery (note that in the evening, the distillery turns to a cocktail bar called “Heads & Tales” – worth checking out!)

IMG_4962 IMG_4971 IMG_4973 IMG_4974 IMG_4975  IMG_4979 IMG_4981 IMG_4983 IMG_4984 IMG_4987 IMG_4989 IMG_4992 IMG_4994 IMG_4996 IMG_4997 IMG_5006 IMG_5007 IMG_5012IMG_5017

Please add social media services by going to 'Theme Options > Social > Add share services'