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The Scotch Whisky Experience

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Address: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
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+44 131 220 0441
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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My wife and normally drink wine so we thought it would be fun to learn about scotch. We took the 10am tour that is very educational for first timers like us. We both thought... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and normally drink wine so we thought it would be fun to learn about scotch. We took the 10am tour that is very educational for first timers like us. We both thought that it was exactly what we had hoped it would be, educational but also fun.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked past and went in on a whim. On a budget we opted for the least expensive silver tour. A fun and informitive barrel ride and 1 free dram. I feel we made the right choice, we had learned so much during the talk that we could prop up the bar at the end and choose a few from... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were impressed with this tour. You start with a ride in a whiskey barrel. There are then some exhibits and, of course, scotch tasting. There is a large vault with the largest display of scotch in the world, very impressive. I would recommend this tour if you are interested in scotch.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here on the last day of our trip to Edinburgh as we couldn't fit it into our schedules elsewhere. We came in with our suitcases and were anxious that there wouldn't be room for us to put them anywhere. They reassured us that we can take our suitcases and they even made special arrangements for this. Ross was... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a great experience. Located very near to Edinburgh Castle. Better to use public transport or city cabs to reach there. The first part of the show is a small ride to show various stages of whisky making process. Then one could taste the whisky. Following this one can see the collections of whisky bottles. I think I would... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked the platinum tour: whiskey experience, tasting and dinner. We loved it all! First you're taken in a ride through a bit of history. Then a bit of Scottish history with tasting and smelling. Finally a very good meal with of course some more whisky. And all this is accompanied by an excellent guide, with real passion for the... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very interesting way to experience different Scottish whiskys in a fun environment. You start off on a Disney like barrel ride (don't worry, it's not a thrill ride), where you learn how whisky is made. Very fun idea but I can see where other reviewers were turned off by it. We enjoyed it and it was great... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This experience is very nicely put together. A good education on how whisky is made, as well as the different regions in Scotland. Definitely go for the Gold Tour, as you will get a chance to taste samples from all five regions, allowing you to understand the intricacies of whisky, which will allow you to pick your favorite!

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It started off with the famous whiskey barrel ride for 10 minutes on the creation of scotch which was a nice refresher on how its made. Then you are lead to a room with a big screen where you learn about areas where scotch is produced and their types of flavors. Last is the vault of over 3000+ scotch bottles... More 

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After paying the entrance fee, I was displeased at the beginning of the tour. It is like a tourist attraction which seats the visitor into a two person vehicle not unlike those you find in Disneyworld. Being talked to by a cartoonish character named Mcintyre (or something like it), I was about to pull the plug on the whole thing... More 

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