Discover Scottish Gin at 1881 Distillery and Gin School on International Scottish Gin Day. Discover more about the 1881 range of Scottish Gin, book a tour and tasting event or try your hand at gin making at the 1881 gin school. Learn more about the history of gin and distilling whilst you enjoy a selection of Scottish Gin G&Ts and drinks.
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Named after the year the Peebles Hydro was built, 1881 Distillery and Gin School opened in October 2019. Originally a retreat for therapeutic water treatments, built around the Shieldgreen spring, the fresh and mineral rich water was said to be legendary for its therapeutic properties. The rich mineral spring still flows and is used in the gins produced by the hotel at their dedicated distillery and gin school, influenced by the history of the hotel and local area.