The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

Distillery · Food & Drink
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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  • Surprised by how much we learned about whisky, the process of manufacture and the variety of tastes that are dependent upon so many things. The scratch 'n sniff card helps use tidy different traits...  more »
  • This was a very fun afternoon. The tour starts out with a ride like an amusement park, then you join the others on the tour for a brief film about 5 areas of whisky production in Scotland. Thereafter....  more »
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  • This is a great macro tour of whiskey distilling in Scotland. They provide an excellent overview of the different whiskey regions and their signatures. Depending on the tour you select, depends on how many you can taste. While I strongly recommend actually visiting a few distilleries, this is a good start to overview the region. They also have a donated whiskey collection of +3,000 whiskeys on display.
  • Firstly you jump onto the barrel ride/tour thing that takes you through the single malt whisky making procedure. This was informative but a bit dull. Definitely needs a bit of spark in it somewhere. Unfortunately the screens in one section weren't working which only meant we had the sound but not the visual experience. Our guide Sonia (sorry if it's the wrong spelling!) took it from there. We went into a cinema like room where we had a presentation of the different regions where the whisky is produced. In this we also had a scratch'n sniff card that had a scratch section for each region where the whisky is produced to show the distinct difference between them, this added to the experience very much. We went for the tasting then in the world's largest private whisky collection. This was a very enjoyable experience made better by our guide having a love and passion for the whisky and teaching us how to make the most from the whisky. Would definitely recommend this for whisky lovers and newbies!
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