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The Scotch Whisky Experience

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Address: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 220 0441
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Activities: Shopping, Drinking
Description: Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making...
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. *Important access information* We are delighted to announce that our lift is currently being replaced, with a brand new facility available in the new year. Please be aware that from now until a proposed mid-May finish date for this extensive project, our lift will be closed. This will mean that our tour is inaccessible to wheelchair users, as it takes place over two levels. Our restaurant, Amber will also not be accessible, as it is situated on the lower ground floor. Our specialist whisky shop is at street level so will be unaffected
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Whisky Masterclass Experience in Edinburgh

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This was Awesome. We like to think of ourselves as a Whiskey Connoisseur (we are definatley not).This was certainly our kind of spot. The little barrel rides were a nice sit down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was Awesome. We like to think of ourselves as a Whiskey Connoisseur (we are definatley not).This was certainly our kind of spot. The little barrel rides were a nice sit down after being on our feet all day! Our tour guide was fab and so enthusiastic. He was really interactive with us and explained and helped us to identify... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I can't recommend the Morning Masterclass enough. This was the highlight of our Edinburgh visit! The Masterclass is described on their website as "perfect for true whisky enthusiasts." I would say it's even more valuable for the beginner. Heather (our guide) was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely passionate about her craft. I can't rave about her enough. We started the morning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a fun thing to do if your looking to kill some time. The best part is the tasting room well over a 1000 scotches and beautiful room. Great for photos. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and I did learn a great deal. Just thought it could have been a bit more intimate and done without the ride that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The best experience of my trip in Scotland, completely worth the money and the time. The collection was impressive and the scotch we tasted splendid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not a whisky fan, but thought on our last day in Edinburgh it would be fun to go to The Scotch Whisky Experience. And I was not disappointed! First you go on a little ride in a barrel that explains the processes involved in making whisky, at the end you are met by a guide who then takes you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly recommend the extra ££££ for the gold tour where you get to sample 4 single malts at your own pace. Who knew that a tiny splash of water changed the taste from tart to most pleasant. If you like scotch be prepared to be amazed by the private collection here. Think Imelda Marcos and shoes.... Nice coffee shop too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We chose the Wallace package for our visit to the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, which included the Scottish Whisky Experience tour. This was really good. Not being a whisky drinker it was an opportunity to understand a bit more about whisky, its origins and, more importantly, why there are so many different types. The tour starts with a ride, in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had visited the gift shop the day before and was taken aback by the most incredible collection of whiskys for sale. I mean prices ranged from £15-£45,000! They were advertising a trade fair which started the following day where you'd have the opportunity to try a selection of varieties from 10-15 different whisky company's, I was sold and present... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Although we are not scotch whisky drinkers, we thoroughly enjoyed this attraction. The initial part consists of a ride in a mock-up of a whisky barrel as a video presentation is shown; this part was not very entertaining. However, the guide who took over and introduced the group to Scotland's scotch-making was excellent. Participants even get to taste a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting attraction for whole family. Too bad the next door restaurant was closed because of Military Tattoo festival.

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