Glenkinchie Distillery

[Glenkinchie Distillery]

Attractively-sited Glenkinchie (kinch pronounced like pinch) is the closest malt whisky distillery to Edinburgh: a popular 15-mile hop from the city centre by car (or by shuttle bus booked through the distillery). Its southerly location puts it firmly inside the Lowland whisky region, which has a reputation for lighter, grassier flavours than other parts of the country. Glenkinchie's specific taste is influenced by its large stills - the biggest in mainland Scotland - while at the other end of the scale, the exhibition area features a beautifully crafted distillery model filling a whole room. Other details to look out for include the old furnace and kiln, and the dramming bell: originally rung to invite workers for their free drams several times a day. Suffice to say the practice of keeping staff drunk on the job has ceased!

[Model distillery exhibition]

📌 Glenkinchie Distillery ★★☆
Location: Minor road a mile south of Pencaitland, G.R.: NT 444667 ///slant.buns.ideals
Open (2018): Daily except a handful of January dates
Cost (2018): £5+ (adults) depending on tour type, £4 (children)

[Still House]

[Old kiln (no longer in use)]

[Malt mill]

[Mash tun]

[Dramming bell]

[Washbacks]

[Tasting room]

[Still House in the distillery model]

[Tun Room in the distillery model]

[Mash Room in the distillery model]

[Distillery grounds]

[Distillery buildings]

[Gardens]

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