City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School

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Hidden within a historic railway arch, in the heart of the city, you can find Aberdeen’s first distillery for over 75 years and first ever Gin School (distil your own gin).

Over 5 years ago, friends Dan and Alan realised that Aberdeen didn’t have a commercial distillery. Designing the distillery from scratch and with the help of local tradesmen/professionals they set out to restore Aberdeen’s lost distilling heritage and achieved this goal by opening the distillery to the public at the beginning of 2020.

As trains rumble overhead, why not visit and sample the range of flavours and discover the best of Scottish Gin, book a tour of the distillery, enjoy a Gin Tasting Masterclass – or perhaps, distil your own gin, choosing from over 100 botanicals!



Visit the distillery, meet the distillers and browse the range of demi-johns – flavourful traditional gin recipes and fruit based Aberdeen gins (using locally sourced fruit) that are hand crafted within the distillery. These are very limited, single batch creations and available in a range of sizes to take home.

The demi-johns are designed to be fully flavoured and use the best quality ingredients opting for locally sourced fruit/botanicals where possible. These are only available in-store at the distillery and include the famous Chocolate & Mint Gin and Fresh Gin.


Gin School Experience

Become a Distiller and create your own gin in this 3 hour experience! Following a short talk and a tour of the facilities, choose from over 100 botanicals and distil your perfect bottle of gin using a beautiful copper alembic mini-still.

The group is led by the head distiller who is on hand to help you select the ideal botanicals and quantities for your unique gin recipe.

Finally, decide the strength, bottle and cap it, and label your own full sized 70cl bottle of gin - you’ll need a name for it too!

Double Gin & Tonic on arrival, drinks throughout, a chance to sample our range of demi-johns and celebrate becoming a distiller with a surprise cocktail.

They can accommodate for up to 20 distillers at a time.


Gin Tasting Masterclass

Following a welcome Gin & Tonic, join them on an exploration of individual botanicals though single distillates, training your palate to the flavours that make a classic gin. Use this knowledge in a tutored tasting of three distinctive styles of gin, concluding with a Gin & Tonic of your choice.


Discovery Tour

Enjoy a Gin & Tonic on arrival, tour the distillery, delve into the history of gin, learn about Aberdeen’s lost distilling heritage, and discover how we make our gins.



Booking can be arranged via the distillery website or by contacting the distillery directly.

Group bookings of 10 or more can take advantage of 10% off.

  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    Tuesday - Sunday : 12pm - 5:30pm
    Monday: Closed.

    Evening tours start at 6pm.
    Outwith these days/times/scheduled event timings are by arrangement in advance.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Public Transport
    • Tours
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access

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