The Distillery

Hand written, hand built, hand peeled, hand cut, hand mixed, hand measured, hand bottled, hand corked, hand waxed

Hands up who's thirsty

Welcome to Summerhall Distillery, home of Pickering’s Gin
(VisitScotland’s Best Visitor Attraction in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders).

When Summerhall Distillery opened its doors in 2014, we became the first gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years.

Our small but perfectly formed distillery occupies the site of what was once the small animal kennels of the University Veterinary School, affectionately known as the Dick Vet. Today we’re nestled amongst the galleries, workshops, theatres and studios of the world famous Summerhall arts venue.

And this is where we botanically engineer our beautifully balanced Pickering’s Gin.

Guided tours & tastings

Fancy a gin jolly? We’re always happy to show visitors where we distil, fill, label, wax & ship every bottle and bauble of Pickering's Gin.

You’ll also get a chance to drink it – straight from the tap in the bar of
The Royal Dick next door.
The Royal Dick Bar

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