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The Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 220 0441
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“barrel ride” (437 reviews)
“scotch whisky” (382 reviews)
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354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 220 0441
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This experience is very nicely put together. A good education on how whisky is made, as well as the different regions in Scotland. Definitely go for the Gold Tour, as you will get a chance to taste samples from all five regions, allowing you to...More

Thank Hector D
Reviewed yesterday

It started off with the famous whiskey barrel ride for 10 minutes on the creation of scotch which was a nice refresher on how its made. Then you are lead to a room with a big screen where you learn about areas where scotch is...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed yesterday

After paying the entrance fee, I was displeased at the beginning of the tour. It is like a tourist attraction which seats the visitor into a two person vehicle not unlike those you find in Disneyworld. Being talked to by a cartoonish character named Mcintyre...More

Thank JBlanc197
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the silver tour and thoroughly enjoyed the history of Scotch Whiskey. It is very well done and a tasting follows.

Thank francescaLChicago
Reviewed yesterday

This was by far the most expensive trip we did. There is a ride which shows you the history of whisky which was a bit naf, the whisky tasting was interesting and okay if you like whisky, if you don't, give it a miss! The...More

Thank judith2108
Reviewed 2 days ago

My fiance is the whiskey drinker and wanted to do the tour, I'm not a fan of whiskey but tagged along for the day out. Get the golden tour, it is well worth the money! The tour tells you how they make whiskey and there's...More

Thank ahallam91ah
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was told about this place by a friend so me and my other half decided to pop in whilst we were away in Edinburgh! We went for the gold tour and I was simply blown away! The tour is amazing very informative from the...More

Thank EmeraldShurtugal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff are super knowledgable about all kinds of whiskys and very willing to make suggestions. I enjoy the tasting flights but prefer to just pick 4 of my own to try. There is no savings to doing their pre selected pairings. I also really...More

Thank carlib36
Reviewed 2 days ago

I accidentally booked a tour for the wrong date (the wrong Monday, which happened to be the next day and not the next week), I sent in an email to ask if they could change the date within minutes after I booked. I received absolutely...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked this tour for my girlfriend (who doesn't like whisky) and myself (who likes whisky) because I'd heard good things and was pleasantly surprised. Our tour consisted of a "ride" through the distillation process, a whisky tasting, and a look at the private collection....More

Thank Dakota K
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Margaret G
Is barrel ride gentle? Please describe it.
9 May 2017|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi Margaret, thanks for your question. Yes the barrel ride is very gentle - you're slowly taken through the various processes and components of making Scotch whisky, with audio description in a language of your choice. It is... More
Hi, is this suitable/accessible for wheelchairs?
12 March 2017|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your query - we are fully accessible throughout the site, and our Access statement can be found on our website for further information. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions!
Mandi L
Do you need to buy tickets in advance or can we purchase a ticket for the tour the day of? We will be doing a day trip from London and are trying to plan our day. Thanks!
10 March 2017|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi, you can buy online however we do have walk-in tickets available on the day. To avoid disappointment, please come early to secure the tour time you wish if you do not buy online. We look forward to welcoming you.