The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

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To stroll through The Scotch Whisky Experience is to comprehend the significant and evocative role that whisky plays in the history and culture of Scotland. The complex offers tours and exhibits in order to shed some light on the distilling process, as well as to document the history of Scotch and provide visitors with the opportunity to taste some samples of the famous beverage. See The Scotch Whisky Experience and all Edinburgh has to offer by arranging your trip with our Edinburgh road trip planning site .
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  • We visited the whisky bar at the Scotch whisky experience, which we loved. The staff was very friendly and helpful, knowing a lot about whisky. A peaceful and elegant bar! Recommend a visit!  more »
  • Even if you don't like whisky this is a unique attraction and also a huge benefit for the glory of Scotland in general. Start off with a ride in a half barrel on rails for a brief "whisky 101" and the...  more »
  • My husband is a whisky aficionado and this was the thing he most wanted to visit in Edinburgh. I enjoy whsiky but am far less enamoured. Both of us were blown away by the Masterclass which started at ...  more »
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  • Discover the world of whisky in the best way possible. Going in the morning was an excellent way to start off a day of exploring Edinburgh, not to busy and great finishing with an aperitif dram. Our guide Gary was knowledgeable and passionate about sharing his know-how with the group. The silver tour itself is a perfect introduction to those who want to learn about Scotch Whisky, though definitely worth going for the Gold Whisky Tour if you want to taste the different particularities of each region. I'd love to make it back to the Scotch Whisky Experience and try out the Morning Master Class or a dinner pairing on their Taste of Scotland tour.
  • A bit of a late review as I visited in April, but I found the experience enjoyable. The tour at the beginning is a little twee, but gives you a bit of background to the whole whisky making experience. The talk by the guide was really interesting, and the "scratch and sniff" cards really helped to understand how the different locations affect the whisky. The whisky collection was a whisky lovers dream, and the best place to sample your wee dram. I paid for the gold tour so got to taste four different varieties in the bar whilst looking out onto a lovely view of Edinburgh. Well worth the money.
  • This was one of the best yours I have ever taken. Very slick and professional with a extremely good tour guide. Plus some of Scotland's finest whiskys to taste - what's not to like. First class!
  • The tour was interesting, fun and I learnt a number of things. The staff were invested in the whisky and knew a lot of information which they were happy to share. Happily recommend the trip, I also find the gold tour is well worth the money and time. Our tour guide Ross in particular was exceptional and well versed in whisky.
  • I went with my husband and 1.5 year old. Ian (the tour guide) made the tour very relaxing and enjoyable. If you have doubt about going with kids then don't! It's fun for them too!

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