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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 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Worth every penny. Probably the gold ticket is a must. Time and money well spent. The tastings are awesome and the tour is great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Edinburgh is a great city. Amid a sophisticated atmosphere and steeped in history, stopping by to learn more about the most remarkable traits of the Scots and taste it, is a real toast to your tour

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Braselton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great experience. Whiskeu Barrel ride then presentation with taster. Recommend this to anyone with even a tiny interest in Whiskey. Explains it all and easy to follow. Lovely staff with great bar where my husband tried several whiskeys on the excellent knowledge of the two brilliant lads behind the bar...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tour through the process of making and distilling whisky was insightful, if not a little bit rushed. The tasting was fun and informative. The collection at the end was extremely impressive, could have looked round there for hours!

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best place to visit in Edinburgh. The country which is famous for its scotch, this is one of the place which gives you its historical glimpse. This attraction is a walk through the process of making a scotch to the processing and branding. The first phase of the tour comprises of a ride which is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Unlike other similar tourist attractions in other cities. It was the first time i actually learned something about the making of an alcohol drink and i dont even drink whisky. The whisky collection was amazing.Took loads of photos. I really enjoyed the tour. The staff was very polite and very helpful. Worth your money and your time.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The ride part of the attraction was entertaining as well as educational, and the 'wee dram' was good - you're given a choice of five, so my friend and I each had a different one and tried the other's. The collection of whisky bottles was amazing - I've never seen so many different types in one place! We're already planning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This tour was much better than I'd initially expected. I was visiting a friend who lives in Edinburgh and he'd decided to add this in at the end of our "tourist day" and visit to Edinburgh Castle, as The Scotch Whisky Experience is so close to the castle. The basic Silver tour was £13.50, but we decided to flick in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I attended the masterclass on 16th April,it was excellent our guide Alison took us through the whole distilling process, and the sensory test was unusual,then came the sampling of various types of dram.I left with a great understanding of the vast variety of whisky out there.Thanks again to Alison for making it so enjoyable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

When I visited the Scotch Whisky Experience I enjoyed the Ride on tour part of the attraction. Also after the ride you are taken into a little meeting room which you are given the chance to sample Whisky's and Gain your Scotch Whisky Glass. In the meeting type room an experienced member of staff will give you a talk on... More

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