Founded in 2010
Between 2010 and 2014, Edinburgh Gin started life 300 miles south of the city, at the Langley Distillery in the West Midlands.

This was where the Scottish grain Spirit was distilled, along with traditional Gin botanicals including juniper, coriander seeds, angelica and citrus peels.

Once the first distillation was complete, the Spirit was shipped back up to the Edinburgh Gin Distillery where local botanicals, including milk thistle and heather, were added and the distillate was watered down to its 43% bottling strength.

Since July 2014, however, the entire process has taken place at the Edinburgh Distillery, when founders Alex and Jane Nicol decided to bring the entire operation ‘in-house’ – which is great news for visitors to the distillery or its bar, who can watch the process take place over a G&T.

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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What does Edinburgh Gin taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Edinburgh Gin Gin. It's based on all Edinburgh Gin drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Edinburgh Gin before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Established
  • Owner
    Ian McLeod Distillers
  • Visitor Center
  • Status
  • Address
    1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD
  • Phone
    +013 1656 2810
  • Website
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The Edinburgh Gin Distillery runs a number of tours, including a Gin-making experience, where you can make and bottle a one-off custom Gin, and even design the label!

Video from Edinburgh Gin
Video transcription
Woman 1: I have no idea about the history of Gin or what went into making it. It's very interesting.

Man 1: I was a big Gin fan. There was a lot I didn't know about. It's very interesting to see how it's all made.

Man 2: I found it really interesting. I was surprised at the amount of different elements and ingredients that went into making Gin, and it was great seeing the stills up close.

Woman 2: I just thought it was really cool that you could actually come in and choose your own botanicals that were then made into this Gin. And you could then come away with the bottle, which is just such an unusual and really great experience.

Woman 3: You pick your ingredients, you add them into the still, and hey presto, after half an hour you've got this lovely flavor and it's ready to drink.

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