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Scotch Whisky Experience


2021 Update - the Scotch Whisky Experience is open. Tours must be pre-booked via their website.

This is a good introduction for the novice to Scottish Whisky. The cheapest "Silver Tour" option lasts for about an hour and includes:

  1. A glass of whisky and a guide on how to appreciate it. You also get to keep the glass as a souvenir.
  2. Audio/Visual presentation on how whisky is made.
  3. A fantastically detailed model of Tormore distillery and a video explaining the different characteristics of the whisky regions.
  4. A guide to the art of whisky blending by the resident ghost.
  5. A slow ride in a barrel shaped wagon through scenes that depict the history of whisky
  6. A chance to sample a huge range of whiskies in the Bar. Sadly, you have to pay for these!!!

This is a recommended attraction for a rainy day in Edinburgh and the restaurant is reasonably priced. After the tour, you can linger in the bar and sample more whiskies, or you can indulge yourself with a purchase in the well stocked whisky shop, but we would warn you that the whisky here is usually more expensive than you'll pay if buying the same bottle in the supermarkets.

If you want to visit an actual distillery within the Edinburgh area, you should look at our information Glenkinchie Distillery

By the way, if you like the music that they play on the video at Stage 3, it’s “North” from Paul Mounsey’s “NahooToo" CD. 


354 Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE. 0131 220 0441

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Opening Hours:

April to May, Open everyday from 10 am to 6 pm June: 10 am to 7:30 pm July: 10 am to 8:20 pm August: weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm, weekends from 10 am to 5:40 pm September to March 10 am to 5 pm Closed on Christmas Day


For 50 minute ("Silver Tour") - Adults 18+ £17, Concession £15, Children (6-17yrs) £8, Family (2+2) £42, (under 6's free)




English Guides, Audio Guides in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch


Full Wheelchair access throughout the centre, but "whisky barrel" ride is not suitable.






There is a whisky tasting bar and The Amber Restaurant

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