If you're looking for Gin Tastings & Tours in Edinburgh, there's no better way to do so than by exploring our Edinburgh gin distillery - the Secret Garden. Our award-winning Edinburgh gin distillery is nestled in a city rich in gin history, and we're proud to offer visitors an unforgettable Scottish gin-making & gin tasting experience. We have renovated our Tasting Room, built a second Botanical drying room, and the landscaping in our Gin Garden is now ready for our new tour experiences in 2023. We are so excited about all the changes we have made and can't wait to share them with you.

Our Edinburgh gin tours allow you to embark on a remarkable gin adventure, unveiling the hidden gems of our secret garden. Our gin experts will lead you through a delightful exploration of the botanicals that give each of our gins their distinct character. Discover the secrets behind our gin-making process, from the careful selection of locally-sourced ingredients to the meticulous distillation techniques employed by our master craftsmen. Learn about the fascinating history of gin, its Scottish roots, and the evolution of this beloved spirit. As you wander through our garden, you'll encounter a treasure trove of aromatic herbs, zesty citrus fruits, and a wide range of other botanical delights that will transport your senses to new heights. Out of all gin distilleries in Edinburgh, we're proud of what we offer.

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Ready to embark on a gin tasting adventure like no other? Reserve your spot on one of our exclusive gin tasting tours today. Immerse yourself in the flavors, sights, and stories that make Secret Garden Distillery a must-visit destination for gin enthusiasts. Join us and let the spirit of Edinburgh's finest craft gins ignite your senses. Book your gin tasting tour now and unlock a world of flavor and wonder at Secret Garden Distillery. Advance Booking is required.

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Our gin tours in Edinburgh are a must-do for an gin lover visiting the city. On the tour, you'll be taken on a journey through the Secret Garden, where you'll be shown first hand how our unique gins are made. You'll be taken on a journey through the history of gin making in Edinburgh, learn about the botanicals that go into our award-winning gin, and discover the secrets of our unique distilling process. Best of all, you'll also get the chance to sample our delicious gin.

Immerse yourself in the magic of our Edinburgh gin tours and tastings as our expert guides take you behind the scenes of our meticulously crafted spirits. From the moment you step into our distillery, you'll be enveloped in the captivating aromas and vibrant atmosphere that define our craft. Your tour will also involve creating your very own gin cocktails!

Discover the secrets behind our artisanal gin production process as we unveil the carefully selected botanicals that give our gins their distinctive flavors. Witness the art of distillation firsthand, as we share the ancient techniques and modern innovations that contribute to the exceptional quality of our spirits.

Indulge in a guided tasting session where you'll experience the full spectrum of flavors that our handcrafted gins have to offer. From the crisp and refreshing notes of our classic London Dry Gin to the bold and complex profiles of our barrel-aged expressions, each sip from our exclusive gin distillery tells a story of craftsmanship and passion.

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With over two thousand juniper bushes, complemented by approximately 600 herbs and floral varieties, the Distillery Garden is the ultimate tribute to nature’s magic. 


Gin Tastings - Edinburgh

Prepare your palate for an extraordinary gin tasting experience right in the heart of Edinburgh. Our knowledgeable hosts and tour guides will introduce you to an exquisite selection of our handcrafted, home-grown gins, each of which have been infused with a symphony of flavours that reflect the spirit of Scotland. You’ll have the opportunity to sample a range of expressions that showcase the diversity and creativity of the gin world. With each sip, allow the delicate botanicals to dance across your taste buds, revealing their unique personalities.

Gin Tour Gifting

Interested in giving a tour gift voucher to a friend or family member? Secret Garden Distillery offer gin tour gift vouchers, available at a range of prices for different experiences, including the discovery experience, and the alchemy experience. The perfect gift for any gin lover. Find Out More Here.

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On our tours, you will learn about the array of botanicals that go into our gins, visit our newly-built on-site drying room and glasshouse, before tasting our four core gins in our refurbished Distillery Tasting room. In addition, the Alchemy Experience lets you make your own 20cl gin to take home.

Please note that these are public tours, up to 16 people per tour. For larger groups or private tours, please email info@secretgardendistillery.co.uk.

If you have a designated driver then book them on the tour and they will be given a sample gin to take-away.

Due to low demand, we are no longer offering bookings for our G&Tea tour experience.

At Secret Garden Distillery, we are passionate about sharing our love for gin and creating memorable experiences. Whether you're a gin connoisseur or a curious novice, our gin tasting tours are designed to captivate and delight, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for the artistry behind each bottle. Embark on an unforgettable journey through the world of gin with Secret Garden Distillery. Join us on our gin tasting tours and discover the essence of Edinburgh in every sip.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long do the Gin Tours last?

All in all, our gin tours last no longer than 2 hours. This includes the full tour, plus tastings.

What Should I Expect from the Gin Tour?

Our gin tours allow you to fully experience the process of our gin making. It all starts in our beautiful Secret Garden, where you'll be shown exactly how our botanicals and other ingredients are freshly grown. Then, you'll be shown our distillery, where the real magic happens. Our expert distillers will show you how we take our fresh ingredients from the garden, and turn them into the gin's you know and love. Finally to top it all off, the tour will end with some gin tasting, where you'll be able to enjoy a sip of some of your favourite gin flavours. A fantastic experience for all gin lovers!

What gin is made in Edinburgh?

There are countless variations of classic gin that are distilled in Edinburgh, and here at Secret Garden we're no different. The gin we produce is rooted in nature, containing various botanicals such as juniper berries, coriander seeds, winter savory leaf, and Angelica root. All of our gin drinks are made with sustainable ingredients so our customers know there's nothing artificial used.

How to do a gin tasting?

A gin distillery tasting experience should excite and inform every kind of gin lover, showcasing the entire distilling production process and how your gin is special and unique. For the best gin tasting Edinburgh city centre has to offer, look no further than Secret Garden Distillery tasting experience.

Why is Gin so popular in Scotland?

The popularity of gin, particularly in Scotland, can be traced back to it’s historical roots. Back in the early 18th century, the British government imposed very high taxes on imported spirits such as French brandy, in order to protect the domestic industry. Due to it’s cheaper price, this led to a sudden rise in the production of gin in England. From here, gin quickly spread to Scotland. Scotland’s abundant supply of juniper berries (a key ingredient in Gin), made it an ideal location for Gin production.

What Should I Wear to a Distillery Tour?

Comfortable Shoes: We recommend you wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, as you may be walking on uneven surfaces, or standing for an extended period of time.

Weather-appropriate Clothing: As our beautiful secret garden is located outside in a rural area, be sure to check the weather forecast on the day of your tour and dress accordingly. In warm weather, wear lightweight and breathable clothing, and in cold weather, wear warm layers and a waterproof jacket.

Accessories: Bring a hat or sunglasses for our outdoor tour, and consider bringing a small backpack or bag to carry any samples or souvenirs you may purchase during the tour of our Secret Garden!

Gin Tour Testimonials

"A beautiful herb garden, the scents are wonderful. We took the tour and gin tasting. It was magic watching the colours change in the gin. Definitely recommend it."

John Moonraker

"An absolutely amazing experience. Hannah gave a super informative tour of the Secret Garden, and being able to freely roam the gardens afterwards was blissful. The additional tastings in the gift shop were wonderful. I couldn't have been more pleased by the experience. Highly recommended!"

Mitchell Combs

"The gin tour is fantastic! You get lots of samples, and to tour the beautiful gardens. Hannah (the guide) is very knowledgeable and engaging."

Catherine Evans

"Just finished a gin tasting and garden tour. It was a really enjoyable visit, very knowledgeable staff, and the added bonus of trying new gins. Would definitely recommend!


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