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The Scotch Whisky Experience

Address: 354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
Phone Number: +44 131 220 0441
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Ranked #54 of 275 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Distilleries, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
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...
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Type: Factory Tours, Distilleries, Sightseeing Tours, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping, Drinking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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. *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-March 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The staff were all so lovely, and we had great fun on the tour! Great way to spend a few hours in Edinburgh

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Minard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We did the Morning Masterclass tour as a Christmas gift for my Father, who is something of a Whisky fanatic. This tour was of a good level for all, but worked well for 3 of us who had a reasonable knowledge of how whisky is produced. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and able to tailor the 90 minutes to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was a great experience and very interesting to learn about the different whisky and how it's made and produced! Even if you don't like whisky as I don't you get a sample to choose from and a free whisky glass which is good!

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I might be exaggerating but this is the place to go right after you visit the castle. The experience is fantastic. Buy the gold pass, since this way you'll be able to appreciate what you learned in the short class. Its a whole lot of fun and you wont regret the experience. Probably the whiskeys are cheaper there especially with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Even if you are not a whiskey fan (as i prefer rum) you will enjoy a lot. The experience is unique and fun. Plus it made me a Scottish whiskey fan!!

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My partner and I visited this tour in January 2015. The weather was rubbish and this was a great indoor attraction out of the rain. Neither of us are whisky drinkers but the tour was very informative and we were given recommendations as to which drink to try if we didn't want anything too strong. The guide was very passionate... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I visited this tour in January 2015. The tour starts with a short ride in a "whiskey barrel" and an explanation of the whiskey making experience. Next comes the tasting. Here our guide helpfully explained the differences between the different distilleries, differences in tastes and smells.... And of course you get a taster. The tour includes a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

While I really enjoyed the tour and the tastings, if you have any experience or knowledge on what makes a whisky and the process they go through, then don't waste your money. This is definitely for people trying to learn about this amazing spirit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Though neither of us are whisky drinkers we were able to use Tesco vouchers to get money off and fancied going to see if we could learn to appreciate whisky more. We did one silver and one bronze tour which meant we could try one whisky during the tour (you choose based on a description and a scent test to... More 

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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had a superb tour with Gavin our guide who was very informative, humorous, efficient and professional with his tour. Even the none whisky drinkers in our group had a great time.Well worth a visit and do some sampling at the bar , not too pricey for malts you would never try.Thanks again Gavin- even Nigel had a great time.

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