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The Scotch Whisky Experience: Guided Tour

A barrel of Scotch fun in the world of whisky

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The Scotch Whisky Experience
Registered address: The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, EH1 2NE, Edinburgh, GB
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Duration: 50mins
Audio guide: In 20 languages, including subtitles for 6 European languages
Wheelchair accessible
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Live Guide throughout the whole tour
Audio guide in 20 languages
A dram of Scotch whisky
Souvenir crystal tasting glass
Irn-Bru available for under-18s (Silver only)
Tasting tray of 4 single malts (Gold only)
One-year membership of the Scotch Whisky Appreciation Society (Gold only)
  • Discover your perfect dram, as inspirational guides take you on a sensory journey across Scotland’s five whisky regions
  • Explore the glass vault of one of the world’s largest collections of Scotch whisky near the historic Edinburgh Castle
  • Sample single malts or blended Scotch whiskies and take home an exclusive souvenir crystal whisky tasting glass.

The Scotch Whisky Experience is the only visitor attraction in the world to take you on a whisky grand tour of Scotland’s five whisky producing regions, telling the whole story of Scotch.

Whether you’re a whisky first-timer or enthusiast, tours are interactive, educational and fun!

The perfect complement to a distillery tour, amazing guides will help you discover each region’s unique whisky aromas and flavours, from the floral and fruity malts of Speyside, to the smoky and peaty whiskies of Islay.

Delve into the history and alchemy of blending the perfect dram and learn how geography and weather combine to create unique regional characteristics, aromas and flavours.

Discover (and sample) your perfect dram, as whisky experts guide you through Scotland’s rich distilling heritage, uncovering the history, mystery, and romance of Scotland’s best-known export.

  • Show your smartphone ticket on arrival to the Box Office at The Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Admission is by timed entry and guided tour. Please arrive 5 minutes before your tour start time
  • Scotland has a “Challenge 25” policy, so you must bring official photo ID to prove that you are over 18 years of age to be allowed to taste whisky. This is especially important if you look younger than 25 years old
  • Located next to Edinburgh Castle at the top of The Royal Mile, The Scotch Whisky Experience is within 20 minutes’ walk of Haymarket and Waverley railway stations and St. Andrew’s Square bus station. Open top bus tours and Lothian buses stop nearby.
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
The Scotch Whisky Experience
354,Castlehill, EH1 2NE, Edinburgh
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  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Nei,  Brazil Brazil
01 Oct 2023
Excellent
Very interesting approach sharing the characteristics of each region of Scotland that produces whiskey. The guide was awesome and supportive to your questions
The Scotch Whisky Experience - Silver and Gold Tour
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Gerald,  United States United States
16 Sep 2023
Excellent
Great experience! Now know diff between Single Malt Scotch, blended grain scotch. The collection was impressive and our guide Dylan was very knowledgeable! Sláinte!
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Antal ,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
13 Feb 2024
Excellent
very good place and leading receptionist, wonderful impressions from various whiskeys 🥃
The Scotch Whisky Experience - Silver and Gold Tour

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