Royal Mile WhiskiesThis is the premier whiskey shop in Edinburgh, perhaps in all of the U.K. It's not just the range of single malts filling the shelves, it's the knowledge of the staff. Tell them your preferred flavor—smoky, sweet, spicy, smooth—and they'll direct you to the distiller of your whiskey dreams. Even a complete novice to Scotland's "water of life" will be in safe hands. Uninitiated? Try a dram of well-balanced, semi-dry Highland Park 12-year-old whiskey from the country's most northerly distillery on Orkney.