Summerhall Distillery

Summerhall Distillery: the home of Pickering’s Gins

Pickering’s Gins are distilled, bottled, labelled, waxed and shipped from Summerhall Distillery – the first exclusive gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years. Summerhall is a grand old building which once functioned as the University of Edinburgh’s Veterinary School.

As well as our distillery there are 150 other independent businesses within Summerhall, including a brewery, a pub, a cafe, chocolatiers, jewellers, a taxidermist, beekeepers, photographers, illustrators, yogis, tech businesses and all sorts of other oddities. Summerhall is perhaps best known for hosting Edinburgh’s top Fringe Festival programme during the month of August.

Our distillery is set in the former animal kennels for the old vet school. We run tours beginning in the pub several times a day. Times & days change seasonally so visit for our booking calendar & more information.