We’ll be closed from Christmas Day, 25th December until at least mid-January, following Scottish Government guidance. This includes our tours, retail and all other visitor experiences. We want to wish you all a happy and healthy festive period and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2021, once it’s safe to do so. Come explore our Victorian distillery and orchard gardens set within the abundant farmland and sweet-scented wildflowers of East Lothian, a mere 15 miles from Edinburgh. We look forward to welcoming you at Glenkinchie, the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker.
We’ll be closed from Christmas Day, 25th December until at least mid-January, following Scottish Government guidance. This includes our tours, retail and all other visitor experiences. We want to wish you all a happy and healthy festive period and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2021, once it’s safe to do so.
Glenkinchie proudly serves as one of the Four Corners distilleries of Johnnie Walker. We distil the Edinburgh Malt that is enjoyed around the world on its own and as a vital component of Johnnie Walker whiskies. Discover the generous spirit of our garden home where we create our rare Lowland style whisky, evoking fragrant flowers, dried cut grass, and nutty cereal. Following our renovation project, we’re re-opening to the public from 29th October 2020 (last tour departs at 4pm). We look forward to welcoming you at Glenkinchie, the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker.
To book your experience as well as finding out more about our safety measures and visiting us, please go to our website.
Getting there by Road (Postcode EH34 5ET)
Head for A720, Edinburgh City-pypass.
Take Millerhill exit (between Sheriffhall roundabout and A1) - A68, Jedburgh.
Turn left - A6093, Haddington. Continue to Pencaitland. Follow signs for Glenkinchie Distillery (turn right at petrol station towards Lempockwells.
Continue to crossroads. Turn right, then turn left downhill to the distillery)
Please note that there is a temporary road closure. This is clearly sign posted so please follow the diversion signs to reach the distillery.
We are running a shuttle bus service to transport people from Edinburgh city centre direct to our distillery. This service will need to be prepaid as a combined transport & entrance ticket. This can be booked online as a combined tour and shuttle bus ticket. Any unbooked seats may be available on the day; make sure you’re at the departure point 10mins before to check with the driver.
Getting there by railway:- From Prestonpans railway station head for Tranent then take the B6355 to Pencaitland.
Getting there by aeroplane:- .From Edinburgh Airport head for the city bypass south signs to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Carry on for nine miles to the Sheriffhall Roundabout, go straight over at this roundabout and take the 'Millerhall' junction signposted Jedburgh A68. Follow this road for 3.5 miles then take the A6093 signposted Haddington. When you reach Pencaitland, take a right turn at the petrol station and follow the signs for the distillery
By public transport from Edinburgh city centre, there is the East Lothian Bus service 113 which departs from Princes Street (outside the Mercure Hotel) and takes just over an hour to reach the village of Pencaitland. From there it is a 2.5 mile walk uphill (approx.40 minutes) to the distillery, or you can telephone for a taxi - we recommend Shirley at Glen Hire on 07437896908