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.