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Whisky and Folklore, four single malt scotch whiskies and local tales

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    Stop At: Little Fish Free Tour, Edinburgh 192 High Street Outside Cafe Nero at the foot of the Adam Smith statue. Look for green and white umbrellas., Edinburgh EH1 1RF Scotland

    This tour meets on the iconic Royal Mile and we have a short walk down to the Waverley Pub. This bar has been in the same family for over 8 decades and by the owner’s own admittance the bar has a dusty potted history of folk, folk and folklore (people, music and storytelling). There can be few more suiting and atmospheric buildings to hold our tour in. After all, this is the bar that helped launch Billy Connolly! We have the entire upper floor of the bar reserved for us, giving us plenty of space and privacy to conduct our story orientated evening.

    Over the next two hours we will drink four outstanding Single Malt Scotch Whiskies taken from the four major whisky producing regions of Scotland. These whiskies will range from the relatively delicate and subtle flavours of the Lowlands to the bold and robust tastes from Islay. We will also provide you with tasting cards giving notes on each of the whiskies that we sample.

    Scotland has a deep routed story telling tradition which centres around the idea of people coming together, sharing good times, good stories and good whisky with each other. The role of the story tellers was a highly respected position to hold in ancient Scotland.

    During this tour we are going to revive some of that storytelling tradition and explore the significance of whisky to the Scottish identity whilst tying in some great tales taken from across Scotland.

    At the end of the tour we hope you will have a much deeper understanding of Scottish culture and the important role that whisky can play in it. There is often live music in the bar and if you are keen to sample more whisky the Waverley Pub is well stocked with whiskies from around the world though we see little reason to drink whisky from anywhere other than Scotland.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Departure Point
    192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UK
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Expert guide, whisky enthusiast and storyteller (all in one!
    • Drink alternatives are available upon request for those who do not drink whisky.
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Steph's knowledge and passion makes her tours very enjoyable and educational. Would highly recommend and would definitely do another tour if I get the chance in the future.
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    Angus is a natural born story teller, and he likes his whisky....very good combination for fun times. Relaxing, entertaining and you might learn a thing or two about history and whisky making.
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    We went into this as a scotch fan, a beginner and a non-drinker. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time with Alastair. He was funny, informative and friendly. The samples were a good size, great quality (single malt, 12 year +) and generous pours. The atmosphere was cozy and the
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    Alastair is AMAZING! Would highly recommend this tour, it was a highlight of our trip to Edinburgh. I signed us up for this tour with my boyfriend and brother who both really love whisky. I'm not a big whisky drinker, but thought, i'll tag along anyway! So glad I did. I enjoyed
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    It was a rainy night so the snug pub setting and the good whiskeys totally hit the spot. Good story telling and nice info. Good time!
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