The Whisky Tour of Edinburgh

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Discover the history behind the city of Edinburgh's favourite drink and indulge in a complimentary tasting from 4 different regions.


  • Edinburgh (Midlothian)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
  • VOUCHERS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS
  • FREE EXCHANGES
  • FREE GIFT PACK
  • INSTANT E-GIFT AVAILABLE
£ 30
ALL ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

The Whisky Tour of Edinburgh

Discover the history behind the city of Edinburgh's favourite drink and indulge in a complimentary tasting from 4 different regions.

This whisky tour of Edinburgh is a celebration of Scotland’s ‘water of life’ and the role the city played in bringing it to the rest of the world. Explore the history of Scottish whisky while walking Edinburgh’s Old Town—and sample a few wee drams in the candlelit Megget’s Cellar!

Tours depart from Mercat Cross, on the Royal Mile, where you’ll meet your expert guide for the afternoon. While you walk, they’ll begin telling the story of how whisky became the national drink. Over the course of the tour, you’ll hear how King James IV—the world’s first famous whisky drinker—granted Edinburgh a monopoly on its manufacture, and how the 19th century changed the production process forever. You’ll also discuss local pioneers, like George Ballantine and Andrew Usher Jnr, who helped to put Scottish whisky on the map. Finally, during the latter part of the tour, you’ll descend into Megget’s Cellar for a guided tasting of four unique spirits from different whisky-distilling regions—Speyside, the Highlands, Islay and the Lowlands. Nose and taste your way through Scotland and leave feeling every bit the whisky connoisseur! 

The Whisky Tour of Edinburgh is an enlightening afternoon for visitors and locals alike, and it would make a unique experience gift for whisky lovers. Treat someone special to an Experience Days voucher today! 

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Availability

The Whisky Tour of Edinburgh takes place most Saturdays & Sundays throughout the year. 

Requirements

You must be 18 to take part in the Whisky Tour of Edinburgh. 

Please note that same day bookings are not permitted. 

Duration

Experience Duration: 02:00

Time Spent at Venue: 02:00

This Whisky Tour and Tasting experience will last 2 hours. 

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The The Whisky Tour of Edinburgh is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 8

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

The Whisky Tour of Edinburgh is not suitable for non-paying spectators. 
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Please dress however you feel comfortable. Sensible footwear and weather appropriate clothing are advised. 

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£ 30