After spending a few hours wandering Edinburgh Castle, why not unwind with some traditional Scotch whisky?
One way to enjoy some traditional Scotch whisky, is to take a tour at The Scotch Whisky Experience! It is an educational and exciting way to learn about the history of Scotch while doing your very own tasting!
Fun Fact: Only the Scots spell "Whisky" with an "y" while the Irish and Americans spell it with an "e", "Whiskey"!
The Scotch Whisky Experience is situated just a few short steps down the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle. Consisting of a tour through a virtual distillery while riding in your very own barrel! You are lead through the tour with a hilarious old-timey virtual host teaching you how Scotch Whisky is made.
Fun Fact: The equivalent of over 25 million bottles of Scotch whisky are lost to the atmosphere (commonly referred to as the angels) every year.
Then you are taken into a tasting room with a few other tourists and a personal whisky expert. You are given a whisky tasting glass and are taught about the 4 distinct Scotch Whisky regions in Scotland and the different types and flavors those whisky regions produce. After learning about the different whiskys, you chose which of the four regions you want to try!
You are given a scratch & sniff card to smell the 4 distinct whisky varieties.
The guide then pours everyone their chosen whisky and you are then taken into a room that houses the world's largest private whisky collection where you can enjoy your Scotch Whisky! Even though I am not the biggest fan of whisky, it was an exciting and enjoyable way to learn about and taste Scotch Whisky!
Cost: £14.50 for the Silver Tour (includes 1 Whisky tasting) and £25.25 for the Gold Tour (includes 5 additional Whisky tastings).