Glass of whisky inside a barrel

Whisky Tours

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No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a wee dram. Whisky is Scotland’s national drink and can be sampled at any pub or bar in town. But, if you want to learn more about the amber nectar, there are lots of whisky tours and tastings on offer.

The Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile is a great place to start. This top tourist attraction offers daily tours and tastings, a barrel ride through a virtual distillery, and is home to the largest collection of Scotch Whisky in the world!

Whisky Tastings in Edinburgh

Attending an expert tasting will give you some tips and techniques on how to fully appreciate this great Scottish tipple. Below are some of the many tastings available to book in the city.

Whisky Distilleries near Edinburgh

Edinburgh was once home to a great many distilleries, but today you have to travel out of the city to visit a real working distillery. The closest distilleries open to the public are listed here. However, there are several new distilleries opening in 2018. So, watch this space!

Whisky Tours, Day Trips and Mini Breaks from Edinburgh

There are many organised day trips and mini breaks departing from Edinburgh, where you can combine some sightseeing and spectacular scenery with tours of distilleries.

Remember this fine drink should be savoured and enjoyed, so drink responsibly. Sláinte (Cheers)!