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The Scotch Whisky Experience

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“barrel ride”(536 reviews)
“scotch whisky”(458 reviews)
“silver tour”(389 reviews)
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...more
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354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 220 0441
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Reviewed today

Not much of an 'experience' and the staff do their best with the 'tools' provided however, for the money you could do much better elsewhere. The 'aroma' test is 'interesting' but the key to the aroma/colour of most whisky is largely determined by the barrels...More

Thank Roger R
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Amazing! Loved it. Very informative. Our tour started on a barrel ride. Our tour guide then explained what we were tasting. 5 whiskey tastes. Highly recommend this tour. A high light on our trip to Scotland.

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was looking forward to this tour but ultimately felt it was overpriced. Small barrel kegs take you on a brief 'ride' that explains the process of whisky making followed by a tasting. The best part was looking at the massive collection of whisky. A large...More

Thank FirstTrip365
Reviewed 4 days ago

All you need to know about how Scotch Whisky is made and why it taste so good. Understanding the subtle details about different whiskys from different regions and some tasting to go with it! Well worth the time and the money.

Thank stanmanpl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Largest whiskey selection in the world. My husband went with our adult son. Fun! Had a few samples! Good history lesson.

Thank Lesley V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rabbies Tour. Great location to visit. Guide did wonderful job explaining the varios stages of the process. Never hurried. All questions answered. Received glass and sample from barrel. Ample opportunity to browse showroom and restrooms break.

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 4 days ago

My travel agent booked this for me. I'm thinking it was probably the only way to get me a ticket to the Military Tattoo. Their escort to our seats at the Tattoo was the only valuable part of the "Experience". It started with a hokey...More

Thank claire631873
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When in Edinburgh felt the need to book this one in. It had been a while since we had done a distillery tour. The barrell ride was certainly an interesting experience. The aroma cards and the information about the characteristics of the different regions was...More

Thank Jet C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the scotch whiskey experience because we thought it would be the closest we could come to a distillery in downtown Edinburgh. I was happy that I had booked the Masterclass- I would highly recommend this experience if you're going to come here....More

Thank ollipop87
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Would highly recommend a tasting at this location. The staff is very knowlegeable and they entertained our many questions with a smile. We were able to try several samples from all regions of Scotland, which was very convenient and helpful in gaining an understanding of...More

Thank DaveandKate H
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place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
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July 18, 2018|
Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi travelmum615, thanks for your question. Depending on availability, you can book the Taste of Scotland Experience, which is the Platinum tour followed by a 3 course tasting menu of Scottish produce in the restaurant, with... More
Josie R
February 27, 2018|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi Josie, yes absolutely - children (ie anyone under 18) are allowed on our Silver tour at a concessionary rate. They'll be given Scotland's other national drink, Irn Bru, instead of a whisky. The Silver tour runs all day... More
October 25, 2017|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi, if you're still looking for a bottle, send our Retail team an email via our main info address, and they should be able to give you some options based on what we have in stock. We can deliver anywhere in the UK. Many... More