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The Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 220 0441
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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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354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 220 0441
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked this on a whim on my own as I had a spare couple of hours to kill and I have to say it was so much fun! From start to finish the whole thing keeps you interested from the ride, to the smells and...More

Thank Hazboz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect way to taste all of Scotland! The ride is a fun way to learn about the process, and then the guide fills in all the information and intricacies. Highly recommend the Gold Tour--getting to try each region and apply what you learned tops it...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed yesterday

So everyone starts on the silver tour - it all goes together. In the final room, everyone has a taste of one whisky. There is where the tour ends. Then, if your a gold tour, they tell you to take your ticket to the bar...More

Thank brandasa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like most tours the quality of the guide either enhances or detracts from the overall satisfaction of the visit. The experience is well set up with a ride,a film, history, tasting,a view of a wonderful collection and ending up in a bar. All good but...More

Thank alibroon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

... and of course some good whiskey! We took the silver tour (includes 1 tasting). You get to keep the glass!

Thank Leen B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I learned more about Scotch whiskey in 90 minutes than I had learned in the previous 40 years. Worth it just for that. We also had the taste of Scotland dinner, and it was superb. A sampler of three starters, followed by a sampler of...More

Thank arvillat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife (not a scotch drinker) and I visited this and had the best time. You start off on a kind of silly barrel ride, but the information it provided was extensive and interesting. Having been a Scotch drinker for many years, I still learned...More

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited The Scotch Whisky Experience and were really impressed with this tour. You start the experience with a barrel ride with the ghost of a whiskey producer taking you through the process of whisky making. The Historium in Bruges is similarly...More

Thank HouseofCastles
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last year I did the silver tour. This time around I spurlged for the gold tour. I'm not a whiskey drinker, but sometimes you have to experience some things twice. Had a great time. Thanks for a great tour and tasting.

Thank Caspox
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Scotch Whisky Experience is a fantastic way to learn about whisky. A wonderful thing thing about this place is that it caters to everyone from novice to the more knowledgeable. They don't pigeon hole themselves with one tour or experience. If you're a beginner,...More

Thank Yasmine83
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
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
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
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.