The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh

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The Scotch Whisky Experience is located in the heart of historic Edinburgh, next to Edinburgh Castle. It offers a range of different whisky tours, suitable for both the novice and the expert.

Scotch Whisky Tour

The Amber Restaurant and Bar

The Amber Restaurant serves delicious Scottish cuisine, and the Amber bar offers visitors a choice of over 400 different whiskies.

Whisky Bar and Amber Restaurant

Whisky Bar in Edinburgh

Restaurant in the Scotch Whisky Experience

Seafood Restaurant in Edinburgh

Over 400 Whiskies to Choose From

The Scotch Whisky Shop

The Whisky Shop is an Aladdin’s cave for whisky lovers, with over 500 different derivations of Scotch whisky for sale!

Scotch Whisky Shop

The shop is housed in the former Castlehill Primary school. The listed building offers full accessibility for those with limited mobility.

The Scotch Whisky Experience Barrel Ride

The tour is fully accessible for wheelchair users, the tour includes a barrel ride through the production of Scotch whisky and a sensory experience within The Sense of Scotland Room.

Barrel Ride on Scotch Whisky Tour

A Barrel Ride Through the Scotch Whisky Experience

Sensory Lights on the Barrel Ride

With 18 languages currently available on the silver tour, with a further two to be added shortly (British and American sign language), the attraction welcomes visitors worldwide. There is hearing loop technology throughout the building, and tour scripts and menus are available in large print.  

Scotch Whisky Presentation

Our tour guides explain the five whisky-producing regions of Scotland and visitors can enjoy an 180⁰ film showing the different regions and learn how the geography and weather influence the flavour of the whisky.  

The Whisky Blending Room

Visitors are then introduced to the art of blending in a recreated 19th century Blender’s Sample Room.

Whisky Blending Room

Guests are taken back to 1870 and the birth of blending in Edinburgh, delving into both the history and alchemy; learning about the art of creating some of the most famous whiskies in the world.

The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky

The tour ends with viewing The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky. Visitors can marvel at the stunning array of nearly 3500 bottles.

Over 3500 Whiskies in the Collection

World's Largest Whisky Collection

The guide then takes guests through the five steps to appreciating Scotch whisky and then they can sample their chosen dram!

Relax and Choose from Over 3500 Whiskies

Sample a Wee Dram of Whisky

The silver tour is priced at £15 per person and includes the tour, a crystal whisky tasting glass to take home and the audio guide if required. Carers are admitted free of charge and guide dogs are welcome.

The Scotch Whisky Experience Access Statement can be found here.

The Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill

The Royal Mile



Tel: 0131 220 0441

*Guest Post – Courtesy of The Scotch Whisky Experience

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