About this Attraction

Beside Edinburgh Castle at the summit of the historic Royal Mile, the award-winning 5-star Scotch Whisky Experience is one of Scotland’s most prestigious visitor attractions, and part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Centre is built around the Whisky Tour; devoted to telling the story of Scotland’s most famous product: Scotch Whisky. Our contemporary experience feature a state-of-the-art barrel car ride taking visitors through the whisky production process. One of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will then lead visitors through an interactive sensory experience, unlocking the secrets of Scotland’s regions and their influence on the whisky produced.

A highlight of the tour is the Diageo Claive Vidiz Scotch Whisky Collection, which is the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, encompassing almost 3,500 individual bottles. Here, the guide tutors through the five stages of appreciating whisky: colour, body, nose, palate, and finish; with each participant choosing their own Scotch whiskyby region. Our guide will then talk about some of the oldest and most unique bottles in the collection, before allowing guests access to our exclusive McIntyre Gallery, which features a bar containing over 300 Scotch whiskies and stunning views across Edinburgh.

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This tour includes: 
– Whisky barrel car ride through the production and maturation of Scotch whisky
– Introduction to Scotch whisky aromas 
– A tutored appreciation of Scotch whisky 
– Viewing of the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky
– A tasting tray of 4 single single malt Scotch whiskies, with accompanying tasting notes 
– Crystal tasting glass to take away 
– Discount voucher for the whisky and gift shop 

Tour runs daily at 10-20 minute intervals (First tour at 10h20 / Final tour at 17h00) 
Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes duration 

Audio guide available in 15 languages (at no extra cost): English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Polish, Czech, Hindi, Mandarin, Chinese, Gaelic.

Last Updated: 14.04.2021

How to find this Attraction

354 Castlehill
The Royal Mile


​CHILD POLICY: 6-17 years old charged at reduced rates (see Tariff). Children under 6 enter free of charge.


CONDITION: All bookings must be pre-booked at least 48 hours prior to arrival.
CONDITION: For all group bookings, changes in numbers must be notified no later than 2 hours before the confirmed tour time.