Great Grog

Great Grog
17 East Cromwell Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6HD
  • Telephone 0131 555 0222
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–6pm. Closed Sun.
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A multi-faceted independent wine merchant, Great Grog’s services extend to retail, wholesale and the web, as well as tastings, courses and events. Established in 1999, they specialise in exclusive artisan wines, and South African ties mean there's a good list from that country. Delivery is free nationwide when you buy a minimum of 12 bottles – take a ready-made case, create your own from the warehouse off Coburg Street in Leith, or shop for individual bottles at their Dalkeith Road branch. Sign up to their email database for alerts about occasional rarities. Beer has become a particular focus, with a globetrotting weekly beer list covering around 250–300 beers – call ahead if you're looking for something specific. Single malts and 'wacky liqueurs' put the final touches to the drinks cabinet. Keep abreast of tasting events via Twitter, their website or mailing list.