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The Scotch Whisky Experience: Tours & Tickets

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

Great tour very informative- the education and tasting of the different types of whiskey is really very good, has definitely changed my perception of the drink

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MalcolmD134
Reviewed yesterday

This is an absolute must during your visit to Edinburgh. The tour was informative, fun, and efficient, with plenty of time to sit and enjoy a whisky afterwards. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jkefalianos
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I absolutely loved this and thought it was well worth the money. The tour is a mix of videos, live narration, and riding through exhibits in a giant whisky barrel ending with a whisky tasting of your choice. In the tasting room there was special...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We entered with a modest appreciation of Scotch and left with a deeper understanding and better idea of our specific preference for the golden spirit. Our guide Lucy was impressive with her deep knowledge and passion for Scotch whiskey. The interactive format was great for...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jon_b166er
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in after we visited the castle. We didn’t quite know what to expect, but it was a ton of fun. Learning about the different regions was interesting. My wife tried scotch for the first time and enjoyed it.

Thank patrickfX5816NN
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I are NOT whisky drinkers, but thought we should check this out while in Edinburgh. We were so happy we did! We loved the little ride in the "whisky barrel" and the very informative and entertaining panoramic movie about the different whisky...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank njoy821
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was surprised at how much we learned on this tour. Going in I didn't know anything about scotch whisky and had hardly ever tried it. The tour was very interesting and got us all excited to learn more and experience different types of scotch...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JN1497
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you love scotch, you will be overwhelmed by the immensity of their selection. I’m a budding scotch drinker and was there mainly to buy gifts for my brothers. They have a lot of staff to answer questions and provide assistance. One particular staffer helped...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dreamer677988
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The host John was the best part, but in general it’s a very generic tour, with some relevant information but nothing that will blow your mind. They use a lot of resources to justify the price - sort of a barrel-ghost-train right at the start,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patriciabrm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative and educational. We now know which Whisky’s we prefer. Thoroughly recommend this tour for any Whisky or non-Whisky lover.

Date of experience: October 2019
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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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2 October 2019|
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Response from WindingRoad333 | Reviewed this property |
At this time of year, out of the main peak you probably wouldn't need to book. However, if you want to guarantee your place on a particular tour/experience it could be worth ringing ahead to check availability. Hope this... More
John V
12 August 2019|
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Response from 5minuteTravelGuide | Reviewed this property |
Per their website, they only ship to the UK.
2 May 2019|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi Stuart, we tend to advise booking in advance if you're a larger group (and if there's availability online), but you can just show up without a booking. After around 2pm there's a wee bit of a queue but if you're with us... More