The ultimate whisky attraction offering a journey through the distilling process. If you want a thorough education on all things Scotch, from the blending process, through to production of single malts, we would say the Scotch Whisky Experience is a good place to start.
The tour is a thrilling experience. Start with a barrel ride through an exhibition explaining how whisky is made, then carry on to a huge room where your guide will explain more about the five different regions of Scotland and their specific taste of whisky. This is accompanied by videos on a huge screen that could rival those of the Scottish tourism board. Next, dive right into the tasting, choosing a whisky from one region (and you get to keep the glass afterwards). Finally, finish your tour in the largest collection of whisky in the world, numbering over 3000 bottles.
You can finish your tour at the bar where you can taste more whiskys, or visit the restaurant. There's a huge gift shop here, too, selling not only the golden beverage, but also Scottish shortbread, plaids and more souvenirs.
Get here directly from the Royal Mile. You do not need to book your tour in advance, but as the attraction is quite popular, it can save you some time.
There are various tours available.
The first tours usually start at 10 a.m. and the last ones start at 5 p.m., 5:15 p.m. or 5:45 p.m.
Check the details on the official website.
Prices of guided tours start at £15 per adult and go up to £70. Concessions are available for students, children and seniors.
Official Website https://www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk/
Phone +44 131 220 0441
Address 354 Castlehill Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2NE
Coordinates 55°56'55.476" N -3°11'45.15" E