Old Curiosity Distillery Gin Tour£15.00
Why We Love It
- Unique colour changing gin tasting experience
- Expert knowledge by Hamish Martin
- Stunning secret herb garden
This one hour Old Curiosity Distillery tour begins with the hand-picking and drying of the garden’s flowers through to distilling, bottling and labelling, everything happens on site and will be showcased during the Old Curiosity’s new Gin Garden and Distillery Tour.
- Tours run Thursday to Sunday
- 11am | 1pm | 3pm – (every two hours)
- Opportunity to sample six of their colour changing gins!
With over a thousand juniper bushes, complemented by 500 herbs and floral varieties such as scented lemon verbena, geraniums, irises and roses, the gin garden is the ultimate tribute to nature’s magic.
Curated by founder, renowned Scottish herbalist Hamish Martin, the gin distillery tour encapsulates his boundless passion and knowledge. Not only will you be shown the beautiful garden and distillery but you will also try 6 of their colour changing gins! There is a shop where you can buy your favourite gin.
The Old Curiosity, was founded by Hamish and wife Liberty, Hamish, a wine merchant, began to pursue his lifelong passion for plants by gaining a Herbology Diploma. Alongside Liberty’s passion for all things vintage the overgrown lowlands became an award-winning herb nursery, local arts centre, shop and café – The Secret Herb Garden -.
With over 30 years experience in the drinks trade and a passion for creating unique tipples from glorious natural ingredients, Hamish began experimenting. Beginning with Apothecary Rose, an ancient ingredient in tinctures and tonics, he discovered a natural reaction that can only be explained by the magic of nature: a natural colour change, the magical beginning of Secret Garden Gin.
Over time Hamish developed many more concoctions of fine gin and hand-grown herbs, then took to exploring a barn full of curious things, the Old Curiosity Distillery was founded in 2017.
- Must be 18+ years
- Available Thursday to Sunday
- Three tours a day 11am | 1pm | 3pm
Address: 32a Damhead, Edinburgh EH10 7EA