Guided tour

Edinburgh: The Scotch Whisky Experience Tour and Tasting

Edinburgh: The Scotch Whisky Experience Tour and Tasting

From US$ 25.14 per person

Enjoy a guided tour and tasting of Scotch whisky at The World's Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky. Take a ride in the whisky barrel car ride, and learn the history of Scotch whisky.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 50 - 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Swedish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Polish, Czech, Hindi, Chinese, Korean, Scots Gaelic
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a whisky barrel ride through the production of Scotch whisky
  • Discover the aromas in Scotch whisky
  • Enjoy a tutored dram experience in world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky
Full description

Take a guided whisky tour and learn the story of Scotland’s most famous product. Visit the Diageo Claive Vidiz Scotch Whisky Collection, which is the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, encompassing almost 3,500 individual bottles. Begin the tour with the whisky barrel car ride, which takes guests through the production and maturation process of Scotch whisky. Then enjoy a sensory journey of Scotland including an introduction to Scotch whisky aromas. Next, taste Scotch whisky and see the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky (guests under 18 years of age will be given Irn Bru, a Scottish soft drink). Take home your crystal tasting glass as a souvenir. If you select the option, after enjoying a full guided tour, you'll compare and contrast 4 regional single malts while relaxing in the McIntyre Gallery. Assisted by experienced guides, and provided with tasting notes, you'll be able to sip like a true connoisseur.

Includes
  • Fully guided tour in English with audio guides available in 20 different languages
  • 1 whisky tasting or soft drink option
  • Gift of a crystal tasting glass for visitors over 18 years of age
  • A tasting tray of 4 single malt Scotch whiskies (unless option selected)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The Scotch Whisky Experience is located at the top of The Royal Mile, beside Edinburgh Castle. The closest car parking facility is the NCP car park on Castle Terrace.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Video recording
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 352 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Experience runs every 15 minutes and last for 50 minutes We booked ahead so after queuing we went strait on the ride If you are in a pair book one silver and one gold no need to both do gold unless you have had lunch and like whisky. Barrel ride is cute Videos and guide were informative

October 30, 2021

Overall it was a fun activity if you're curious about scotch and how it's made. The whisky collection was the highlight of the tour for me, absolutely incredible to see all those bottles. You also get to keep the whisky glass used for the tasting, which is a nice touch. Guide was fun and knowledgeable, seemed like he knew his stuff. The only thing that would have made the experience even better would have been a bit more time to admire the whisky collection.

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September 29, 2021

A really good tour in a very nice facility. The guide and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We arrived early and they checked us in and a place to sit until the proper time. Sampling the "wares" at the end was nice too. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the outing.

July 30, 2021

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