Why you should visit the Scotch Whisky Experience this summerFriday 01 June 2018 by Jessica Mendoza The famous Scotch Whisky Experience is nestled at the top of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, only a short distance from the spectacular Castle Esplanade.
Built to showcase the history and heritage of Scotland’s whisky culture, the Scotch Whisky Experience is a fully-accessible attraction hosting tours and exhibitions for visitors of every age. Tours of the Scotch Whisky Experience cater to whisky-lovers and casuals alike - and include a fascinating ‘whisky barrel’ ride through a virtual distillery where visitors discover the secrets of the scotch production process.
Tours also feature the Diageo Claive Vidiz Collection: at over 3,000 bottles, it is the world’s largest collection of scotch - assembled for viewing in a spectacular marble and glass vault. There are, of course, opportunities to enjoy a dram or two: expert-guided sessions let visitors taste samples of scotch (with soft-drinks for under-18s), learn to recognise whisky aromas, or even take part in more in-depth tasting ‘masterclasses’.
Open year-round, the Scotch Whisky Experience is an ideal stop on any tour of Scotland’s capital - but don’t forget to book ahead if you plan to visit during the busy summer months. Edinburgh Scotch Whisky Experience Guided Silver is priced around £15.50 and Whisky Masterclass Experience is priced at around £40.00.
You are guaranteed the most fantastic time at the Scotch Whisky Experience. The staff are so welcoming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic which makes the visit all the more delightful. And guess what? Eden Locke is only a 15 minute walk away! Perfect for a nap after your day out.