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Friday Evening Reception

Friday Whisky & Gin Reception 

18:30 to 22:00

After your return from your excursion in Edinburgh, we will have a standing dinner reception in Assembly Rooms. After dinner, we will have a Scotch whisky and Gin tasting event.

The whisky tasting will be hosted by the Scotch Whisky Experience:

With 34 years of experience in telling the story of Scotch whisky and voted Best Attraction UK & Ireland 2021, The Scotch Whisky Experience is expert in helping guests discover Scotch in a fun and engaging way, wherever you are on your journey, from novice to connoisseur.  Representing the whole world of Scotch whisky from its culture, history and heritage to production, nosing and tasting, be ready to meet unusual derivations of well-loved brands and unknown hidden gems.  Our tasting will include 4 different styles of whisky, representing the Scottish Lowlands, Highlands, Islands and Campbeltown Peninsula and the Speyside region.   You can find more details on the website:

The gin tasting will be hosted by the Secret Garden Distillery:

Our Founder, Hamish, can always be found in our gardens. The Secret Garden Distillery is nestled at the foot of the Pentland Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh within the grounds of The Secret Herb Garden. You won't find a garden quite like ours - it truly is a wild oasis!

Nature is at the heart of everything we do, from the way we grow and hand harvest our botanicals to the way our gins are packaged. Our botanicals are hand-harvested to ensure the highest quality ingredients. We also always leave a percentage of plants unharvested to allow our 11 colonies of bees to have their fill too. 

We blend our base gin of Juniper, Coriander, Winter Savory and Angelica Root with our very own botanicals. The colour of our gin is from a natural petal infusion which also helps to intensify the flavour. We use no artificial colours, flavours or sugars…just nature distilled. We distil to 39% ABV as we feel this is best for the floral flavours to harmonise with the gin. You can find more information on this website:

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