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Once Upon a Whisky

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About Once Upon a Whisky
Edinburgh's whisky tour is one of our most beloved experiences in Scotland. Not only because it is a good way to spend your time in this beautiful city, but also because there is no such a thing as visiting Scotland’s capital city and not get the best of its whisky. Come join us in our whisky tour through some of the nicest whisky bars that the Scottish capital has to offer.
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Peter C wrote a review Mar 2020
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My girlfriend and I went on this tour back in December. She bought it for me for my birthday and I couldn't have been happier. Our guide was Sam and we were the only two on the tour. At first we thought it was going to be awkward since we were the only ones, but Sam quickly put us at ease. Sam was very personable and knowledgeable of the whiskys he presented. He was able to crack jokes and makes you feel like you're out with a friend at the bar. We toured several bars through the Royal Mile section and then in to New Town of Edinburgh, trying a new whisky at each one. Sam would provide info on the distilling process, the history of whisky, and his own personal insights and preferences for whisky. I can safely say that it changed the way I drink whisky. It's also a great way to see more of Edinburgh than just the Royal Mile. It is a walking tour and we walked about a mile or two, and it was raining, so check the weather before going to dress appropriately. I highly recommend for anyone looking to get a personal and fun whisky experience in Edinburgh.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from onceuponawhisky, Owner at Once Upon a Whisky
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Peter, thanks so much for such positive feedback. We are very glad you and your girlfriend enjoyed our whisky tour and walking tour in Edinburgh. You can be sure it is always our pleasure to make our customers feel like friends. Thanks again and please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you in the future. Cheers!
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Stev1e wrote a review Feb 2020
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Excellent tour with Sam, who is full of knowledge and enthusiasm. He took us to some great bars where we tasted some great whiskies all of which are worth revisiting on our next trip to Edinburgh. Sam was helpful in giving a list of places to visit. Would highly recommend this tour, well worth the money.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from camiah86, Owner at Once Upon a Whisky
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Fantastic! Thank you so much for your very positive feedback. Sam, is indeed a very knowledgeable whisky ambassador. We are very happy to know you enjoyed our whisky tour in Edinburgh and the whole storytelling experience. Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the walking tour through different bars in Edinburgh. It was our pleasure to have shared our passion with you all. Thank you so much!
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Llamajuana wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions13 helpful votes
Sam was a fantastic tour guide. We were fortunate to be the only 2 people on the tour which was perfect to allow him to give us a great amount of detailed information. He answered all our questions and had a vast amount of knowledge on whisky. The locations we visited had great atmosphere to sit and enjoy the tastings. The tour was a great way to walk around the city and familiarize yourself with the different regions of whisky and the flavors produced by them. Sam was also very helpful in giving us recommendations on other places to go and do while here in Edinburgh. I highly recommend taking this tour when visiting
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from camiah86, Owner at Once Upon a Whisky
Responded Dec 6, 2019
Fantastic! Thanks so much for your very positive feedback. We are very happy to know that you guys enjoyed our whisky tour in Edinburgh a few weeks ago. Also, it is great to know you liked the bars and the whiskies we tried during this walking tour. Cheers!
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sheryl75201 wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My daughter and I took this tour and it was just so much fun. We were prepared for rain with rain boots, rain coat and umbrella. We went to the most fascinating places on the tour (most revisited). Visual aids were provided for the different areas whisky is made in Scotland, to aid with the verbal history. It was all very interesting, and the whiskies were just absolutely delightful. I will go on this tour again when I go back to Edinburgh as most of the whiskies we tried were small batch and sold out of regular stores. In other words, the next tour I go on will have different whiskies to enjoy along the way, and the people were all so nice. Five stars to this tour! Sheryl
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from camiah86, Owner at Once Upon a Whisky
Responded Nov 11, 2019
Dear Sheryl, Thanks so much for your very positive feedback. I'm glad to know you guys enjoyed the tour. It was indeed our pleasure to have shared some good whiskies and stories with you during our whisky tour in Edinburgh. We are very happy to know that you liked the bars we visited and the special whiskies we had. Thanks so much again for this nice review and please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you in the future, cheers!
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sheryl75201 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Camilo was very, very informative about the whiskeys of Scotland. He brought lots of visual aids and repeated several critical points so they would stick with the customer (me). It was a very pleasant journey in Edinburgh winding through the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town. I learned about the smokey whiskies of Islay, the delicate Lowland whiskies, the spicy whiskies of the Highlands, and the single malts of Cambeltown. Some tastings consisted of a bar carrying a rare bottle of only 9,000 bottles capped, unable to be purchased because the bottles are already sold out. Plus, I got to see the different streets of Edinburgh that I will go back to visit for a longer period now. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone with even a slight interest in whiskies, as you will come to appreciate the different nuances with Camilo.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from camiah86, Owner at Once Upon a Whisky
Responded Sep 26, 2019
Dear Sheryl, thanks so much for this amazing review. I'm very glad you enjoyed our luxury tour in Edinburgh a few days ago. Thanks for your positive feedback, you can be sure I enjoyed the tour as much as you did. It was indeed fantastic to have the opportunity to taste such rare and unique whiskies. It was my pleasure having you and your daughter in our walking tour through Edinburgh's old and new towns. Have a fantastic day and please let me know if there's anything I can help in the future. Cheers!
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