Exploring Scotland's whisky culture at the Scotch Whisky Experience
For a whisky-fan, the Scotch Whisky Experience is definitely one of Edinburgh’s must-see attractions. Perched at the top of the Royal Mile, before the Edinburgh Castle esplanade, the Scotch Whisky Experience lets visitors take a trip through the history and heritage of whisky production in Scotland. Most tours include a ‘whisky barrel’ ride through a virtual distillery, a guided introduction to the aromas of whisky, and a chance to look round a collection of over 3,000 scotch whisky bottles - apparently the largest in the world. There are of course opportunities to sample a dram of scotch (a can of Irn Bru for kids), and tasting-focused packages which come complete with a guide to help beginners and experts alike make their way through the various flavour profiles on offer. The Scotch Whisky Experience is a fully-accessible facility, and open throughout the year - it’s an ideal stop on any stroll around Edinburgh’s Old Town but can get busy, so it might be worth booking ahead.
By Dan Grange
The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK
+44 131 220 0441
Sun - Sat 10am - 6pm