Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Glengoyne Distillery to re-open on 1st August


Ian Macleod Distillers is opening its Edinburgh Gin Distillery and visitor centre in Edinburgh and its Glengoyne Distillery, outside Glasgow, from Saturday 1st August. The distilleries temporarily closed their doors due to lockdown.

Both distilleries have been awarded Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ stamp of approval, confirming that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and have the required processes in place to reopen safely and with confidence.

At Edinburgh Gin Distillery www.edinburghgin.com experiences are set to return, where guests will be treated to an insight into the brands.  Distillery tastings can be attended by a maximum of eight people from four households and tickets must be booked in advance, released for sale on a monthly basis, with up to four, one-hour tours available per day.

Visitors will be asked to wear masks on arrival and while moving around, and there will be dedicated hygiene stations, with readily available hand sanitizer, around the site. And staff will be wearing Perspex visors, allowing them to engage with guests while sharing the wonder-filled tales of Edinburgh Gin and its award-winning range.

A video showing the distillery’s revised measures is available to watch here.

Neil Boyd, UK Managing Director of Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming visitors back to the Edinburgh Gin distillery. It goes without saying that it has been an incredibly difficult time for many and, while we continued distilling during lockdown, it just hasn’t been the same without our wonderful guests.

“Our team have been working hard to ensure we have measures in place to keep people safe, while allowing them to enjoy their experience.

At Glengoyne Distillery http://www.glengoynewhisky.com its popular whisky experiences will return and can be attended by a maximum of 20 people from ten households, while private “Malt Master” experiences will also be available to book for up to four people from a maximum two households. Each hour-long session will see visitors enjoy an incredibly in-depth insight into Glengoyne’s history and award-winning range of single malt whiskies. Tickets must be booked in advance with up to five tours available per day.

Glengoyne’s on-site shop will also reopen, with guests being asked to register on arrival for contact tracing before being able to browse and purchase the brand’s range of whiskies and other gifts.

A video showing the distillery’s revised measures is available to watch here.

Robbie Hughes, Group Distillation Manager at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Much like our approach to making our whisky, a lot of time and care has gone into providing the safest possible experience for our guests, while ensuring they can comfortably enjoy the Glengoyne distillery in all its glory.

“We look forward to seeing you all from August 1st. Sláinte.”

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