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The Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 220 0441
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Guided Silver Whisky Tour of Edinburgh's Scotch Whisky Experience
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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.
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“scotch whisky” (441 reviews)
“silver tour” (368 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

Only ducked in here because it was raining - didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. The tour was very well done, a mix of high tech and old school. A glass to take home and a nice whiskey tasting session !

Thank Hobart122
Reviewed yesterday

It's pricey, but I enjoyed the Platinum Tour. I really learned a lot about how whisky is made and the different regions where it's from. I wish the tasting part was more extensive so we could really practice what we'd learned, but it was a...More

Thank seatheworld3
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant!! We went with friends and all of the staff were really friendly. It was a bit of a queue to get in but it just showed how popular the experience was! You sit in a part barrel and go around on a little ride...More

Thank cjones06au
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a great experience having such informative tour with them. Few things actually makes all the tasting workshop more interesting such as the introduction ride (but if we able to have obvious scent of each process for a much concrete understanding) The visual aids...More

Thank 434ngz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our silver tour at the Scotch Whisky Experience. Very informative and great value for money. Loved the enormous whisky collection!!

Thank 32hannaht
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went there with working colleagues and being a whisky lover myself it didn't let me down one bit. The tour starts with a giant casket on top of rails, rolling you across the whisky elaboration stages, dropping you in a waiting room about the...More

Thank BerniRoig
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here as part of a weekend away and were not disappointed. My husband is a big whisky fan and I am a complete beginner. The Tour was really informative and interesting with a lot of fun had by both of us We did...More

Thank Stephie666
Reviewed 6 days ago

Missus and I are a whiskey drinker and we visit there it was worth the highlight of our visit as it is right next to Edinburgh castle so much to see make sure you pay extra for some more free sample of whiskey test tasting...More

Thank mattnnikki
Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked as my boyfriend loves Whisky. Paid extra for the gold tour and arrived early having seen a queue. We visited on NYE early afternoon and luckily we're allowed to skip the queue as we had already booked. Staff are really friendly and knowledgeable, we...More

Thank E11i3
Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my boyfriend are not scotch whisky drinkers at all, but considering we were in Edinburgh we agreed this was a must-do activity. We went for the gold ticket/package - this was great, and worth the money so that you can try all the...More

Thank ebrillwen1
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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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25 October 2017|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi, if you're still looking for a bottle, send our Retail team an email via our main info address, and they should be able to give you some options based on what we have in stock. We can deliver anywhere in the UK. Many... More
29 September 2017|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi katiebob, there is no dress code for Amber Restaurant! Hope you enjoy your visit.
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