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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Deep cleaning daily and enhanced ongoing cleaning Screens at till points Reduced capacity to assist distancing Card payments only One way systems
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Updated 10/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Scotland is known for being one of the world’s best whisky producers, so brush up on your whisky knowledge by visiting the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long ticket lines by securing your ticket in advance and getting straight to the action. Enjoy a guided tour which includes a ride through a replica distillery in a whisky barrel, and a guided tasting session too.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Scotch Whisky Experience
    The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK
    Conveniently located in the heart of Edinburgh's old town and world heritage site, adjacent to Edinburgh Castle. For additional access information and our Access Guide please see our main website or telephone.
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    The Scotch Whisky Experience
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Start in late morning in the heart of Edinburgh's world heritage site, right next to Edinburgh Castle. A guided whisky tour plus a nosing and tasting of a Scotch whisky (or soft drink) at the old town's Scotch Whisky Experience. This 10am tour includes: • Whisky barrel ride through a replica distillery discovering the secrets of the production of single malt Scotch whisky • Introduction to the aromas in whisky and the five whisky producing regions • Your selected dram of Scotch whisky, or Irn Bru for those under 18 years of age • Viewing of the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky • Gift of crystal whisky tasting glass (adults and concessions only) • Audio guide available (20 languages)
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  • You'll end at
    The Scotch Whisky Experience
    The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK
    Conveniently located in the heart of Edinburgh's old town and world heritage site, adjacent to Edinburgh Castle. For additional access information and our Access Guide please see our main website or telephone.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Guarantee entry to Edinburgh's Scotch Whisky Experience—ticket included
  • A fun and immersive experience—go on a ride through a replica distillery
  • Expand your knowledge of Scotland’s national drink and enjoy a tasting
  • Remember your visit—receive a souvenir glass to take home
Important Information
Departure Point
The Scotch Whisky Experience, The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK
Duration
50m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional guide and escort/host
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - The Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The Tour is at 12:15pm. Temporary Covid measure: we may have to offer you a slightly later tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Holly wrote a review Oct 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom5 contributions
We found this experience by chance when we were walking past. So glad we chose to go in as it was such a fun way to spend our afternoon! The ride at the beginning was lots of fun. Our guide Paula was so enthusiastic and had us enthralled. My sister and I don’t even drink whiskey
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DIgnatov wrote a review Oct 2020
Nashville, Tennessee15 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited yesterday for the Silver tour and was shown around by Lucy! She was fantastic and very informative throughout the tour and would highly recommend her to anyone that visits! Obviously under the current circumstances the tour was different to what it would normally be
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Jack K wrote a review Oct 2020
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The total immersion into the world of Whisky with a nice little ride on the barrel car... who needs rollercoasters!!! Staff were very friendly and informative on the brands with Sam, our tour guide also giving personal favourites in the collection. The lady behind the counter in
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Date of experience: October 2020
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britishvixen21 wrote a review Oct 2020
TORONTO28 contributions
What a great experience! It was really well thought out and interactive. Loved the scratch and sniff cards and the cinema area was fantastic with panoramic views of the Scotland. They had really done all they could to make it covid secure and safe and had adapted the tasting.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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xoxLuxyxox wrote a review Oct 2020
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Tour was very well organised and sensitive to social distancing rules. The first part of the tour started with the barrel ride which was wiped down before you got on. Mike our tour guide was great - super enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was a reduced group and we all went
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KevintheExplorer
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Interesting
Surprised by how much we learned about whisky, the process of manufacture and the variety of tastes that are depend
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aristocatstoavallon
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What’s not to love?
This was a very fun afternoon. The tour starts out with a ride like an amusement park, then you join the others on
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Coelhinhoxxx
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enjoyable , different elements to tour, great value
most enjoyable tour very informative, great staff very friendly, the whiskey collection was amazing , we went on th
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amrithayre92
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Amazing Platinum Scotch Whisky Experience!
Myself and my husband would highly recommend the platinum option at the scotch whisky experience. It was absolutely
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765ellisj
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10 / 10 for Scotch hospitality
We wound up here on a spur of the moment when looking for something to do around the city. This was one of the few
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benscothern
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Great fun, highly informative and welcoming
I accidentally booked us on to the more 'advanced' whisky tour, and I thought I'd be out of my depth. But the tour
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Christe
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A must do whilst in Edinborough
We did not know what to expect from this tour and we are glad we just looked at the scores and the not the reviews
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SimonOv79
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Wonderful experience
This was my first experience of tasting Scottish whisky and also fancied some nice food so bought the platinum tour
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emmah9025
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A must when in Scotland
I may not be a lover of whisky but I really enjoyed learning about how whisky is made, how the different regions of
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JamSlam7
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Exam results - AAA - Andrews Amazing Adventure
At the top of the Royal Mile we were greeted by Andrew who gave us a wonderful tour. Attentive, knowledgeable and p
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Sazrina27
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Enjoyable
Visited with my husband, he’s a whisky drinker and I’m currently pregnant but we both really enjoyed the tour and l
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tomaszzz_44
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Must see for a whisky fan
Whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned veteran you will find a good tour for you. Incredible place with an impres
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Kaladin T
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A must visit
Was recommended the gold tour as a must during our short trip to Edinburgh. The tour is interesting and informative
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MikeH98
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Surprisingly good..
Did this on the spur of the moment sand really glad we did. I’m not a massive whisky fan but the tour was interesti
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RozOz20
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Interesting and informative
We were taken through our tour by Jethro, who was super friendly, funny as well as being very informative and passi
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  • Duration: 50m
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