Royal Mile Whiskies

Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Royal Mile Whiskies Reviews: 4.5/5

Royal Mile Whiskies
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Established in Edinburgh's historic Old Town in 1991, Royal Mile Whiskies has become one of the most respected whisky merchants in the world, winning Whisky Magazine's Retailer of the Year Award in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015. An important part of that success is down to the people and the fact that we share a passion for all things whisky - especially Scottish Single Malt Whisky.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Sherry cask rum.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Helpful staff that reassured my choice on a good bottle of rum. Also bought a staff favourite on a bottle of whiskey for a present. Staff are very knowledgeable.
Written September 9, 2021
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Peter S
6 contributions
Midsummer Eve Saved!!!
Jun 2021 • Solo
With Swedish Midsummer Eve on the doorstep and IKEA no longer able to bring in the Swedish Nubbe (punsch) (thank you Brexit 👎) I was very happy to find the O.P. Andersson Aquavit in stock at Royal Mile Whiskies 🙏 Eve saved!!

I ordered it online for collection at the store as I needed it for next day, and my only criticism is that not until you've actually paid does it say to give 48 hours and await an email that order is ready too collect as it is being sent from a warehouse. Would be good to know this in advance, or be a lot clearer.

Other then that Im a very happy Swede for having the Midsummer Eve's Song & Skål saved this year!! 🙏
Written June 25, 2021
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OwenLloyd93
Leeds, UK11 contributions
Great Service
Sep 2020 • Couples
Stayed in Edinburgh early September and wanted to pick up a few bottles on the way home. Great choice of Whiskies and the man who helped us was brilliant in recommending a few that wouldn’t be found elsewhere. They were also great as we don’t know an awful lot about different varieties and they explained what would suit us best!
Written October 22, 2020
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Stephen H
Doncaster, UK400 contributions
Good Range
Feb 2020 • Solo
Good range of whisky, including a few you might not easily find. Staff helpful and knowledgeable. Not a bad range of Gin either! Prices fair for the product.
Written February 11, 2020
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Caroline W
Norwich, UK11 contributions
Definitely the best Whisky shop in Edinburgh
Feb 2020 • Friends
Fabulous range of whiskies to choose from and the staff were so very helpful and patient and charming when we just couldn’t make our minds up. Extremely knowledgable about all the delicious brands on offer. The only place you need to go ! (Bought some Edinburgh gin there too)
Written February 10, 2020
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mloz
Manila, Philippines899 contributions
Check other whisky stores and buy here!
Nov 2019
Wanted to bring home 2 bottles of single malt for my husband and son who both wanted a whisky from the area and not readily available in our home region.

Went into one shop along the Royal Mile and pre-selected 4 choices, which were narrowed down to 2.

Decided to compare prices and went to Royal Mile Whiskies after a visit to St Giles Cathedral.

There were several customers inside being helped by the younger staff and I was helped by the charming older gentleman at the till. I showed him a photo of what I wanted and he had it in stock at almost half the price of the first store.

What a very pleasant surprise! For a slightly higher price than one bottle from the first store, I was able to buy 2 bottles - one limited edition Carn Mor and a 15 Glenfarcias.

Am so happy I went into this store.
Written November 27, 2019
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Dear Mioz, Many thanks for the positive review. We are very confident in our prices but your story bolsters our faith in ourselves. I'll pass on to my colleague your comments. Best regrads Manager Mark
Written November 28, 2019
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gatoreed
Metairie, LA952 contributions
Wandering the Streets of Edinburgh in search of Whisky
Oct 2019
Wandering the streets of Edinburgh and stopped in here to see their selection. The staff could not have been more helpful and knowledgeable. The selections of whiskies is the best I have ever seen. And the staff can point you to Whisky bars where you can taste rare whiskies. Not to be missed if you are visiting Edinburgh and like whisky.
Written November 22, 2019
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Francisfaedfife
Fife, UK17 contributions
A great place to browse for whisky
Oct 2019
Spent a pleasant hour or so trying some new whiskies and chatting to the knowledgable staff while it poured down outside
Written October 19, 2019
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davey1949
Pickering, Canada257 contributions
Whisky Emporium!!
Aug 2019
Great selection from standard to rare, along with beers and other liquors. One of the few places where I have found Atholl Brose! Definitely worth a stop if you are looking for a malt or two to take home to remember your trip to Edinburgh. You will find it here! Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Written October 15, 2019
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Sabrina
4 contributions
Great whiskies!
Oct 2019 • Friends
Thank you so much for your kind service and advice. The Dailuaine and Balblair bottles have survived the trip to the Netherlands!
Written October 9, 2019
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Royal Mile Whiskies is open:
  • Sun - Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM