Events & Experiences

Discover the process behind gin distillation, full of flavour-packed botanicals, and the approach of Holyrood Distillery in the production of their gins and gin liqueurs!

Sample four of their finest tipples, served with matching tasting dishes specifically designed to complement the flavours of the gin.

As well as meeting the team from Holyrood Distillery, our very own ‘mixologist’ from the RZSS WildGenes lab will be there to inspire you with the latest conservation work we are doing around the globe!

Exploring the science behind the ‘taste’, you'll also take part in an interactive nosing experiment to put your senses to the test!

Taking place in our Mansion House at 5.30pm – 8.00pm, you will have the morning to explore the zoo at your leisure before getting in the spirit and enjoying Britain’s best-loved beverage, the G&T!

If you'd like to take part in Gin-etics! but are unable to utilise your visit to the zoo on the day, that's no problem! You can gain entry through our members gate at 5.15pm and we will validate your ticket to enjoy at a later date.

Gin-Etics! Tasting Menu

All gins will be served with Fever-Tree mixer and garnish:

Auld Tam Gin  

Fantail prawns served on a bed of cantaloupe melon and rocket dressed with basil vinaigrette

Spiced Gin

Oatmeal dusted haggis bonbons with wholegrain mustard mayonnaise (vegetarian haggis available)

Dry Gin

Roasted butternut squash risotto with asparagus and parmesan

Pink Gin

Heather honey cranachan with toasted oats and fresh Scottish raspberries

Please note we can cater to specific dietary requirements and will make contact ahead of the experience to confirm these. Participants must be aged 18+. 

£52.00 for Adults

£44.00 for Members

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