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“Very Knowledgeable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience
354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland (Old Town)
+44 131 220 0441
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Ranked #28 of 460 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Shopping, Drinking
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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 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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“Very Knowledgeable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We went in to visit the gift shop and were happy with their knowledgeable staff. they were able to provide information about some Scotch that we were interested in.

Visited September 2012
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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at The Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our recently refurbished Whisky and gift shop. We do spend a huge about of time training our staff so it's lovely to hear your kind comments.
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“didn't actually do the experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

seemed like a bit of a steep price for what they were offering but we went to the shop and one of the salesmen was very helpful and we got more information on the different whiskys available and the tastes than I think we would have gotten had we paid money to do the "experience"

Visited September 2012
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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at The Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thanks for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to our recently refurbished Whisky and gift shop and found our staff to be informative. We do spend a huge amount of time training our staff and our new screens next to the Whisky producing regions of our shop would have also informed you about the Whiskies.
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“Good intro to Scotch whiskey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

The ride in the whiskey barrel car is a big hokey but informative. Staff was excellent and whiskey collection is extraordinary. Worth doing.

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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at The Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed visiting The World's largest collection of Scotch Whisky and found the barrel ride through the production of Scotch Whisky to be informative.
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“A nice intro into Whisky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I took my mom here as part of her first trip to Edinburgh. This was a nice and rather short (1 hour) intro into whiskey. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and very good at telling the story as well as taking questions. The group was about 10 people which also made it rather nice.

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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at The Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Scotch Whisky Experience. I'm glad that you had a good experience with us and I hope that your mum enjoyed the tour and her first visit to Edinburgh. The silver tour that you did, is indeed a good introduction to Scotch Whisky lasting around 50 minutes - I hope you found a dram you liked.
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“Gold tour was terrific ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Booked on line the day before. Plan where to park which I did not. Found the castle car park by luck- just a short steep walk away.

Tour video ride is Ok; had a wonderful guide who truly seemed to love what she does for a living. The highlight of the tour is huge collection of Scotch Whiskies. Bring your IPhone or camera.

Samples were very well presented.

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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at The Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Many thanks for your review! I'm glad that you were able to find the car park on Castle Terrace. We would be grateful if you have any photos of the collection if you could share them on Tripadvisor? It's great for other members to see photos that the public have taken. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our guide.
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