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 Gin Garden and Distillery Tour.
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.
- Tours run Thursday to Sunday
- 11am | 1pm | 3pm - (every two hours)
- Opportunity to sample six of their colour changing gins!
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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
LocationAddress: Old Curiosity Gin The Secret Herb Garden 32a Old Pentland RdDamhead, Edinburgh, EH10 7EA
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