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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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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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We had a great time on the silver tour the barrel ride was fun and learning how whisky is made was really interesting. Nico our guide was really knowledgeable and professional... read more

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time on the silver tour the barrel ride was fun and learning how whisky is made was really interesting. Nico our guide was really knowledgeable and professional. Also got a free glass - nice touch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not a fan of scotch whisky, but I signed up for this anyway and am glad I did. It was very interesting and informative and the barrel ride was a fun surprise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting tour to get to know the secrets of whisky. We enjoyed every second of our visit and we recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to learn a little more about whisky then do this tour. It offers short and longer tours. The guides are knowledgable and you get to taste some whiskys. Seeing the largest private whisky collection in the world was quite impressive to. A great interesting thing to do whilst in Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi there, well this experience was a great display of technology and customer service. You can pick the first part of the trip in your own language without any additional devise to use. For the tasting translated script is available by automatic kind of phones. If you get the gold tour or above you will have more whiskies to taste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic tour. Great opportunity to try every imaginable scotch. Get the gold tour so you can try a total of five. You only get one scotch on tour. Guides excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was searching around for whisky tasting tour and found this on trip advisor! Only had a weekend in Edinburgh so was really happy to be able to book this pretty last minute for the weekend. We did the barrel ride and it was actually pretty informative and I didn't find it cheesy at all! This was followed by a short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the ride where the ghost explained how whisky is made. It was fun. I also liked the smell card to help figure out which type of whisky I would prefer. It worked. My sample was good to me. We all learned to see the color, check the legs, smell, and taste in a room that hold literally the... More 

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Visited after a tour of edinburgh castle, very well placed on the walk down the hill. Quite a wait between tours but enjoyed the ride and was very informative. Would recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before visiting Scotland, I’d been a casual drinker of whiskey, not certain of much about the drink except that it had a variety of flavors I enjoyed experiencing. Thus, during my visit to Edinburgh, I booked the Gold Tour, which came with a total of five whiskey tastings… when in Scotland, no? SWE gave me general background knowledge of the... More 

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