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The Scotch Whisky Experience

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Address: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 220 0441
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making...

Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process. Experience for yourself our regional whiskies and whether you like fruity, sweet or smoky flavours our experts will help you select your perfect dram.Enter the vault containing the world's largest collection of Scotch Whiskies and enjoy a special tutored nosing and tasting. Explore Scotland's whisky history from the very beginnings through to the global success of today.

*Important access information*

We are delighted to announce that our lift is currently being replaced, with a brand new facility available in the new year.

Please be aware that from now until a proposed mid-May finish date for this extensive project, our lift will be closed. This will mean that our tour is inaccessible to wheelchair users, as it takes place over two levels. Our restaurant, Amber will also not be accessible, as it is situated on the lower ground floor. Our specialist whisky shop is at street level so will be unaffected

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We were recommended by friends to visit the Scotch Whisky experience so the first thing we did when we arrived was headed straight here. The Beer barrel were very informative and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were recommended by friends to visit the Scotch Whisky experience so the first thing we did when we arrived was headed straight here. The Beer barrel were very informative and great fun. The tasting itself was definitely worth it. Such an impressive collective, its a great experience for sure. Would return here again when we next visit.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous building which is kept well and shows the pride of Scotland. Spent an afternoon enthralled by the knowledge of the staff. Costly for the Gold Tour but this can be made less expensive if you use Tesco Vouchers. I learned so much about whiskey and purchased a fine one from the shop after the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We signed up to this and were not anticipating it to be as great as it was. We're total novices and knew it would be fun but had a really fun time and learnt a lot. Alex, our guide, was very funny and informative and knew what he was talking about. I had fun, whiskey and learnt something - what's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location by the castle with a great range of whisky obviously at reasonable prices, nice decor and good staff. The shop is worth a visit too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I knew nothing about whisky and now know fair bit more. The smelling card is a brilliant idea and good tips on how to get the most flavour out of drinking. Propinly not so great if your already a whisky boff. Great tour from vanessa. Brilliant hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not knowing anything about scotch, I found this class a great way to learn about its creation, see the largest collection in the world, and then get to taste a variety ranging from the blended to single malts differing by age and peatiness. It was a group of about 8 people (small on purpose) which made it feel easy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Never had been to something like it. Very informative! Very well done! Hubby loved it. Enjoyed the taste test!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was definitely the highlight of our visit in Edinburgh. We decided to do the Taste of Scotland Experience. It was fantastic! We had a great tour guide and I even enjoyed the scotch tasting even though my husband is the one who loves scotch. Our dinner was AMAZING! We both agreed it was the best meal we had on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience was so great, they teach you what to look for in whiskey, how to identify flavours and smells and which part of Scotland they're from. The experience also shows how whiskey is made and what makes it single malt, or multiple. Very neat! You also get a free tasting glass with your choice of whiskey and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner loved the experiance and how many whiskey there actually was. All his Christmases come at once and loved every minuite. We had the gold your and was worth the money for the extra tasting as with the silver you only get 1. Our tour guide was called hugh which was very friendly. Informative and funny however I found... More 

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