The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, Scotland

Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica whisky distillery at The Scotch Whisky Experience, a top Edinburgh attraction dedicated to telling the story of Scotch Whisky.

Visit one of Edinburgh’s top attractions – The Scotch Whisky Experience Photo ©: D. Nicholson

If you yearn for the distillery tours of the Malt Whisky trail, this may not be your ‘wee dram’ of choice but it’s undoubtedly a fun, interactive rainy day activity for families. Where else can you go for a whisky barrel ride? Serious whisky lovers can choose from a range of tours and tasting experiences.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Ideal for whisky-lovers
  • Eat in the restaurant
  • Go to whisky school
  • Drink at the whisky bar
  • Good for Groups

Take a Tour of a Replica Whisky Distillery

The tour, which lasts an hour, starts with a ride in your very own whisky barrel. Travelling through a replica distillery, you’ll learn about the whisky-making process and hear stories about the origins of whisky from the knowledgable expert guides and whisky specialists.

Taste a Wee Dram

Of course, you’re invited to taste a wee dram too (children under 18 years old are given Irn Bru). Adults even go home with their own whisky glass. The tour ends with the world’s largest collection of whisky and, as you’d expect, their very well-stocked whisky shop.

The Whisky Collection at The Scotch Whisky Experience

Enjoy a range of whisky tours and tastings at The Scotch Whisky Experience

Shop For Whisky With An Expert

There are over 300 single malt, grain and blended whiskies tempting you into a purchase before you leave. If you’re overwhelmed by the available choice, there’s a Personal Shopping service to help you make your selection.


  • There are different experiences to choose from. The Platinum Tour gives you the chance to taste more whiskies including a 21 year-old Scotch whisky
  • The Whisky Shop is open to everyone regardless of whether you have been on the tour
  • If you’d prefer to tour a real whisky distillery, the Glenkinchie Distillery is an easy day trip from Edinburgh


Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

Brooks Hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland

A boutique bed & breakfast experience in a West End location with 43 double rooms.

Rooms from £83 a night.

The Bonham Edinburgh

The Bonham

Edinburgh, Scotland

Stylish hotel in a central location. Fabulous breakfast and popular ‘Boozy Snoozy’ lunches.

Rooms from £85 a night.

Hotel du Vin Edinburgh

Hotel du Vin

Edinburgh, Scotland

Luxury and elegance in a former asylum with relaxed bistro dining and wine tasting room.

Rooms from £104 a night.


Dog friendly days out in Edinburgh

They tell me that Guide Dogs are allowed on the tour.

Mr Hendricks


The Scotch Whisky Experience, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE