The Jolly Botanist

The Jolly Botanist 260 Morrison Street www.thejollybotanist.co.uk 0131 228 5596 Gin comes first at The Jolly Botanist.  The expansive gin list takes you through spirits from all over the world paired with c...
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The Hanging Bat

133 Lothian Road www.thehangingbat.com 0131 229 0759 If its wide selection of ales and lagers isn’t incentive enough to visit this Lothian Road beer temple, the bat-shaped taps, leather sofas and vi...
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The Beer Kitchen

81 Lothian Road www.thebeerkitchen.co.uk 0131 228 6392 As well as some amazing Innis & Gunn ales, including the aromatic toasted oak IPA and the rum-finish lager, this stylish, warm and comforta...
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Caledonian Brewery

42 Slateford Road www.caledonianbeer.com 0131 337 1286 The 140-year-old Caledonian Brewery produces local favourite Deuchars IPA (on tap in many city pubs) as well as the summery Golden XPA....
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Barney’s Beer

1 Summerhall Place www.barneysbeer.co.uk 071 225 3660 Beer connoisseur Andrew Barnett, who has been brewing and malting since he was 16, is the mastermind behind the artisan brewery in the heart of ...

Pickering’s

1 Summerhall Place www.pickeringsgin.com 0131 290 2901 The award-winning Pickering’s gin is made at arts venue Summerhall, which you can tour to get a better idea of how the spirit is made. Based on...
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The Jolly Botanist

260 Morrison Street www.thejollybotanist.co.uk 0131 228 5596 You’ll feel you’ve stepped into a gin wonderland at this bar in the city’s West End. It has an amazing selection of gins from local and f...
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Daffy’s Gin

1 Rutland Square www.daffysgin.com 0131 343 6695 Daffy’s is an award-winning gin that’s so good you can enjoy it straight. In addition to the perfectly balanced flavour, the bottle itself is a work ...
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56 North

2 West Crosscauseway www.fiftysixnorth.co.uk 0131 662 8860 If you’re looking to sample the very best of Scottish gins, try 56 North – its cocktails are the stuff of dreams. (It also runs tasting mas...
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Glenkinichie Distillery

Pencaitland, Tranent www.discovering-distilleries.com 01875 342 012 A trip to the Glenkinchie Distillery on the outskirts of town is a good way to escape the Festival madness and see how a classic L...