Let's Talk Gin. Every drop of 1881 Gin is taken from the private spring at Peebles Hydro – Shieldgreen – the very same spring that drew people to ‘take the waters’ at the hotel when the doors opened in 1881. Today, the draw is rather different: Shieldgreen now supplies the gleaming copper stills of the distillery and attendant gin school. Along with many of the botanicals grown in the grounds, 1881 Gin is trickled, nurtured and perfected by Peebles. Meet the 1881 Gin Family here.
Glimpse behind the distillery scenes with a masterclass in all things gin. There are a range of distillery tours and experiences where you can try your hand at making your own bespoke blend of gin. Find out more here.
Home to over 90 different kinds of gin, it’s hard not to love the Gin Palace. The hardest part will be picking your tipple. Relax in the lounge or sun room, and if you’re lucky you might even get to catch some sun outside.