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Our Gin Journey

Our Gin Journey

A behind the scenes look at the beginnings of the 1881 Distillery and Gin School.

Shieldgreen Peebles Hydro Water Source


The water source that made the Hydro, that made the Hydro Gin…

Former Lazels restaurant Peebles Hydro


…to the rediscovered space of the former Lazels restaurant.

work in progress 1881 gin school at Peebles Hydro


During renovations the Hydro’s original swimming pool was uncovered below the raised level – a nod to the hotel’s roots in hydropathic treatments.

1881 gin still


Our 150l copper still ‘Felicity’ arrived from Germany just in the nick of time.

1881 gin distillery


The final touches are added before the mini stills can be set out on the benches…

1881 Gin Distillery and School


…and the 1881 Gin School can be unveiled!

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