Guided tour

Edinburgh: The Scotch Whisky Experience Tour and Tasting

Edinburgh: The Scotch Whisky Experience Tour and Tasting

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Enjoy a guided tour and tasting in one of the world's largest collections of Scotch whisky. Discover the art of blending and the secrets of single malt whisky across our 5 whisky-producing regions.

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Duration 50 - 75 minutes
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Spanish, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scots Gaelic, Swedish
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  • Learn about the production of Scotch whisky
  • Discover the different aromas from the five whisky-producing regions
  • Enjoy a tutored dram experience in our famous Scotch whisky collection
Full description

Take a guided whisky tour and learn the story of Scotland’s most famous product. Visit one of the world’s largest collections of Scotch whisky, with almost 3,500 individual bottles. Begin your tour with the story of the production and maturation process of single malt Scotch whisky. Then enjoy a sensory journey across Scotland, including an introduction to the five Scotch whisky-producing regions and an insight into their unique aromas and characteristics. Next, discover the art of blending, in the Blenders' Sample Room, learning the secrets of how the world-famous blends are created. Enjoy the chance to explore "one of the seven wonders of the Scotch whisky world", the glass vault containing one of the world’s largest collections 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. When you select the Gold Tour option, after enjoying a full guided Silver Tour, you'll then compare and contrast four 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.

  • Fully guided tour in English with audio guides available in 20 different languages
  • Whisky tasting or soft drink option
  • Gift of a crystal tasting glass for visitors over 18 years of age
  • Tasting tray of 4 additional single malt Scotch whiskies (if Gold Tour option is selected)

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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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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • Scotland has a "Challenge 25" policy, so you must bring official photo ID to prove that you are over 18 years of age to be allowed to taste whisky.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 857 reviews

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    Such an amazing experience! The tour guide was great and we got the Gold Tour, so in total, we got to taste 5 whisky’s, and learn about how they were made from the different regions of Scotland. Definitely recommend! I went in not being too fond of whisky and left liking it ☺️

    January 5, 2023

    excellent, it gives a quick introduction to scottish whiskey, and one sample for the basic package. i did the gold package and would say it was much worth it. you try four types of scottish whiskey from all over Scotland and have an expert whiskey taster work you through the types of whiskey. wonderful experience if you want to learn and try whiskey.

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    January 5, 2023

    For a non whisky drinker like me, it was so enlightening and eye opener. I learned so much, enjoyed the theme park kind of ride at the start, and to see the room full of all sorts of Whisky imaginable. The lady was also very good in explaining things. The movie with wide screen views of the different areas of Scotland was so amazing. I highly recommend to everyone.

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    January 3, 2023

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