The GlenKinchie distillery is one of the six distilleries in the Lowland region. It is situated about 15 miles from Edinburgh and will take about 30 minutes by bus to get to. It lies, as the name might suggest, in a glen of the Kinchie Burn near the village of Pencaitland. The name ‘Kinchie’ is a corruption of ‘De Quincy’, the original owners of the land. Its origins date back to around 1825
If you want to visit and do a tour in a distillery while you are staying in Edinburgh and you don’t want to book a full day tour to go to any of the highland distilleries, then the Glenkinchie is a very good option.
How to get to the GlenKinchie distillery:
There is a shuttle bus leaving from Waterloo place in Edinburgh at 09:15am, 10:45am and 1:00pm and drives you directly to the distillery. The shuttle will need to be prepaid and is in combination with the tour inside the distillery.
Exhibition distillery, tour of distillery & complimentary tasting of Glenkinchie single malt – £20 (£8 without the shuttle)
Exhibition distillery, tour of distillery & extended tasting comparing Glenkinchie to other single malts from around Scotland – £24 (£12 without the shuttle)