The Scotch Whisky Experience

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The Scotch Whisky Experience
354 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
  • Telephone 0131 220 0441
  • Opening times Daily 10am–6pm. Silver and Gold Tours 11am–5pm, Platinum and Taste of Scotland 5.15pm (Sun–Thu), 5.15pm & 5.30pm (Fri & Sat)
  • Admission Silver Tour: £13 (£10.50; children £6.75; family £32. Gold tour: £23.50 (£20).
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The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience is one of the most popular five star tourist attractions in Edinburgh offering various tasting and educational tours, masterclasses and a unique culinary experience for those drawn to Scottish food. No matter which tour you choose, your journey starts with a super fun and innovative ‘Barrel Ride’ that generally explains how whisky is made and how a distillery works. Then the museum section goes into more detail which is followed by an amazing screening of the different whisky regions in Scotland: here is where the first tasting takes place. Finally, depending on your tour you taste up to another four whiskies in the stylish McIntyre Gallery. The place also has a magnificent selection of 300 whiskies, an exclusive restaurant and lovely views of central parts of the city.

Amber Restaurant is located within The Scotch Whisky Experience. Enjoy lunch or dinner before or after your tour experience. We also have a Whisky and Gift shop and Amber Whisky Bar.

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi

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