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⭐ Scottish Gins & Cheese Tasting

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by James, Lindsay, Gary & Neil

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Scottish gin and cheeses takes you on a fun journey around Scottish gin styles. We give you an understanding of how gin is made, how to pair with great mixers and discuss how to garnish your drinks. The class is full of useful gin brand information and helps both the novice and the experienced gin lover who has an interest in the ever growing Scottish gin scene. We sample 8 different gins ranging from the classic to the newly more established to the tiny craft brands. Everything is paired with premium mixers and stunning cheese boards for the group. Run-time is around 90-120 mins.
Other things to note
Our tasting room is down a set of stairs in our old town building so sadly isn't accessible to wheelchair users. If you have any questions please just message us and we're happy to help
Scottish gin and cheeses takes you on a fun journey around Scottish gin styles. We give you an understanding of how gin is made, how to pair with great mixers and discuss how to garnish your drinks. The class is full of useful gin brand information and helps both the novice and the experienced gin lover who has an interest in the ever growing Scottish gin scene. We sample 8 different gins ranging from the classic to the newly more established…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    8 Scottish gins with premium tonics and mixers. We pair this with 8 cheese...
From $45
/ person
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Meet your host, James, Lindsay, Gary & Neil

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 90 Reviews
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We're the gin team at 56 North and South Loch Gin. 56 North is Scotland's oldest gin bar with over 400 gins and a working distillery making South Loch Gin. We've won loads of awards for our bar, tastings and team over the 11 years we've been open. We were the first ever winners of Scottish Gin Awards bar of the year. We've been on TV doing gin work for BBC, STV and more. James is one of the taste judges for the Scottish gin awards and has +15yrs in gin. Lindsay is our master distiller and has a full masters degree in brewing and distilling! Gary is the bar's general manager and a superb distiller. Neil is Mr Gin and the fun martini loving creative one. As a group we make up the gin team
We're the gin team at 56 North and South Loch Gin. 56 North is Scotland's oldest gin bar with over 400 gins and a working distillery making South Loch Gin. We've won loads of awards for our bar, tastings and team over the 11 years we've been open. We were the first ever winners of Scottish Gin Awards bar of the year. We've been on TV doing gin work for BBC, STV and more. James is one of the taste judges for the Scottish gin awards and has +15yrs in gin. Lindsay is our master distiller and h…
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Where you'll be

We host the event in 56 North, Edinburgh. This is Scotland's oldest gin bar. You have access to see our gin distillery and stills, as well as the bar and our tasting room.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 90 reviews.

Emily
March 2020
This was a fun and insightful gin experience. Neil’s style is very animated and entertaining and he is evidently extremely passionate about the topic. Cheese pairings were a lovely touch and there was a good amount of gin for the price too!
Dimitri
March 2020
This tasting was amazing and very interesting. James is passionate about the subject and we learned a lot. We tried very different gin, all very good, and great cheese. I recommend this experience.
Megan
March 2020
What a fun time and we even found a few types of gin that my gin-hating husband liked - score! Neil is so entertaining and great at explaining gin production and flavor. I definitely recommend this!
James
February 2020
Great experience. Our host Neil really knew what he was talking about and spoke passionately and with humour. We definitely learned a few things and really liked the south loch find #DrinkNeatGin #NeilisSingle
Jodie
February 2020
An excellent experience, would definitely recommend to anyone with even a passing interest in gin or cheese. Neil is a great host, funny, informative and engaging. We had lovely time, thank you.
Sarah
February 2020
We absolutely LOVED this experience. We were the lone Americans in a sea of Scots. We had never had tonic before and our previous gin experience was minimal. We left knowing our flavor profiles and with a bottle of their gin! If you want to stay after make sure to make reservations! We stayed for afternoon tea and had 3-4 additional gins each based on what we tried earlier. Thanks to James for being an excellent teacher and Gary for guiding us to excellent choices in the bar afterwards. Only suggestion would be to number the cheeses on the board so you know which one to pair.
We absolutely LOVED this experience. We were the lone Americans in a sea of Scots. We had never had tonic before and our previous gin experience was minimal. We left knowing our fl…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.