EDINBURGH DISTILLERY VISIT
Our private bus will collect you at your accommodation and take you on a 30 minute journey to the rolling farmland of East Lothian which is home of ‘The Edinburgh Malt’.
Come and visit the distillery and experience a 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 by led through the production area of the distillery learning how to make our water of life. To finish your tour you are welcomed into the bar for a dram of 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky.
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 know; 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
ED STAG TIP OF THE DAY
Some of these malts are the real deal. If you are not used to drinking whisky pleasae be advised you will eventually hit the wall. When everything starts spinning you might want to consider slowing down or eating a spicy haggis supper.
Our distillery is located about 35 minutes from Edinburgh city centre. Our private bus will collect you from your accommodation and take you to and from the activity.
£30 per person – Private Transport included