Edinburgh Gin, crafting the Gin renaissance from the heart of Scotland’s capital has been awarded 4 stars from Visit Scotland for its visitor centre.
The Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination quite unlike any other, nestled beneath the stairs on Shandwick Place the visitor centre offers the unique chance to discover the modern-day gin experience in a working distillery.
Visitors learn the story behind Edinburgh’s spectacular gin and discover how it is distilled, witnessing first hand the pioneering distillers at work. Edinburgh Gin has a long-standing partnership with Heriot Watt University’s MSc in Brewing & Distilling course which seeks to push boundaries, bringing the science of distilling to the fore, which is featured in the tours.
The Edinburgh Gin Distillery also has a TripAdvisor excellence rating and ranked #16 for things to do in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Gin's co-founder Jane Nicol said:
"Edinburgh Gin is delighted to have received a 4 star rating by Visit Scotland and we have been overwhelmed with the positive response to our distillery tours which are hugely popular with visitors from all over the world.
Edinburgh Gin is steeped in creativity and innovation, it’s important that visitors are immersed in that as part of their experience.
“From taking a tour or a guided tasting, to trying your hand at making your own, our goal is to educate, excite and libate; all in equal measure. This allows us to welcome visitors who are new to gin and those who see themselves as connoisseurs.”
Manuela Calchini, VisitScotland Regional Partnerships Director, said:
“This unique distillery, set in the heart of the capital, thoroughly deserves its four star recognition.
“In Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, it is fitting that Edinburgh Gin, who create new and innovative gin products all the time, have achieved this award.
“The VisitScotland Quality Assurance scheme helps businesses to reach their full potential and truly shine. The scheme is about more than just the ‘stars’ on the door - it’s about the entire visitor experience, about investing in your business and making it as economically sustainable as it can possibly be.”
The tours include a Gin Discovery Tour, Gin Connoisseurs Tour and Gin Making Experience with prices starting from £10. Over 18's only.
To book a tour go to:
http://www.edinburghgindistillery.co.uk/visitor-centre or call 0131 656 2810
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- Edinburgh Gin was named Scotland’s fastest growing gin brand by Nielsen Scantrack in 2015
- Edinburgh Gin now employs 18 members of staff, the majority of whom are based at the company’s distillery at 1a Rutland Street, Edinburgh.
- Edinburgh Gin launched in 2010 and is owned by parent company, Spencerfield Spirit Company Ltd http://www.spencerfieldspirit.com/
- For more information, visit www.edinburghgindistillery.co.uk
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