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The Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
44-131-220-0441
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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #23 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Shopping, Drinking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process. Experience for yourself our regional whiskies and whether you like... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Glasgow
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Having worked in the whisky industry for 40 years I thought I would have a look at what was on offer at the Whisky Experience and I'm glad I did. The collection of whisky they have is staggering was worth the entrance money alone just to see it. Our guide was a very pleasant young man called Mark who hailed... More

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Varenna, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

After doing the Glenfidich tour this was a real let down, had I have not done that would not have had a clue what they were on about. Our guide talked at 100 mile per hour, hard to understand and shuttled from one room to another to read bill boards at our pace. All in all, Just a tourist attraction,... More

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Nestleton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Basic information for someone not familiar with the Whiskey making process. Very impressive collection. Informative tasting experience and appreciate the free glass!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Of course you can't pass up the opportunity to visit the Scotch Whisky Experience when visiting Edinburgh. I wanted to purchase some mini scotch bottles for my father-in-law back home, but had no understanding of scotch. At first I was picking some labels of the names I recognized thinking they must be good, but one of the store workers stopped... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Did the gold tour, so that we could sample whisky from each area. The guides are very knowledgable, the facilities are beautiful, and the private collection of whisky is amazing! Some priceless bottles in the collection! An excellent time!

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Wiltshire. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Ventured into the bar to try a couple of malts and ended up spending a happy hour tasting a number before making our final selection guided by Steve who was a wonderful bar host with unbiased opinions and helped to guide us through malts of the region and type that were our preference. Would definitely recommend a visit tkc this... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Im not the biggest whisky fan, but this won me over. Educational and entertaining, everything was presented well. Glad I didnt know about the centrepiece of the tour as its amazing when you see it. Ian, our tour guide was personable and funny. Like the gift we were given to take away with us which was a nice touch. Recommended.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I went here with a friend who knew very little about Scotch. He learned a lot about it and even though I thought I knew a lot, I learned even more! The most memorable part of the Experience was the Whisky Collection. Very impressive and and the tour guide was extremely knowledgable. A great way to start a weekend in... More

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napoli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

it was really fun and informative. we had a great guide. it has a cute ride you sit in and hear a bit about how whisky is made. and of course the tasting....!

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Naperville, IL 60563
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a fun way to learn quickly a few things about scotch whisky. I was not expecting to learn everything, but they touched on the basics and that was really all I was looking for. The tasting was a bonus. Really liked it.

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