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Five must visit Edinburgh gin bars

 
Judy Law
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If it's world-class gin that you're after, then look no further than Edinburgh.

It will come as no surprise that Edinburgh has its fair share of whisky bars. Gin, however, has become increasingly popular and Scotland's capital is not only home to some of the country's best gin distilleries, but it also has a number of exceptional gin bars.

Here are five of the best.

Heads & Tails Gin Bar

Home of Edinburgh Gin, this stylish city centre bar defines local distilling. Why not sample the work of Flora and Caledonia (as the bar’s two stills are affectionately known)?
1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD, www.headsandtalesbar.com

Panda & Sons

Not easy to find, this old school speak-easy is disguised from the street level. Descend into a world of gin-based discoveries with their excellent range of cocktails.
79 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4NF, pandaandsons.com

56 North

With more than 200 gins on offer, perhaps a gin tasting masterclass is the way forward!
2-8 W Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP, www.fiftysixnorth.co.uk

Juniper

Enjoy a cocktail tasting menu while taking in the stunning panorama of Princes St Gardens and Edinburgh Castle.
20 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2AN, www.juniperedinburgh.co.uk

The Jolly Botanist

A relative newcomer to Edinburgh’s gin bar scene, this popular gin bar/diner, close to Haymarket Station, offers a choice of more than 50 gins.
256-260 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8DT, thejollybotanist.co.uk

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