Scotch Whisky Experience



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The shop alone makes this tourist-orientated whisky centre worth a visit. The selection of blended whisky and single malts, some popular and some obscure, often includes some nifty limited editions at premium prices: a 40-year-old Dalmore from an oloroso sherry cask, for instance, at £1,425 per bottle.

However, the hour-long tour remains the main attraction. Visitors are guided through a series of displays, exhibitions and finally a theme-park style ride, which together chart the history of whisky production since the 15th century. Scotland's national drink is shown in all its constituent parts, with the tastes, smells and noises of its production cleverly intertwined in an educational (if light-hearted) sensory journey. If you're over 18, the charge includes a dram, designed in part to entice drinkers down to the well-stocked bar below the exhibition.

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Scotch Whisky Experience details

354 Castlehill

Area Old Town

Transport Bus 23, 27, 41, 42, 45

Telephone 0131 220 0441

Scotch Whisky Experience website

Open June-Aug 9.30am-6.30pm daily. Sept-May 10am-6pm daily. Last tour 1hr before closing.

Admission £11; £5.95-£8.50 discounts; free under-5s; £25 family.

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Comments & ratings 4/5 (Average of 18 ratings)

By Kev - May 27 2014

How much!! Sorry but what a rip off. What a bad impression these ridiculous prices must make on visitors. A lot of attractions are overpriced. I'd rather spend the money in a bar!

By Roberta - Mar 11 2013

Really not worth the entry free. this website says the adult ticket is £11 however it is nearly £13. Overall the tour is great, Just not worth the Admission free which depending on which ticket you get £13 is the starting price.
Saying that it is Edinburgh and it is overall over priced for many star attractions within the city.