Scotch Whisky Heritage CentreCurrently Closed
- Address: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NE, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1312200441
- Ticket Price: 12 GBP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Food And Drinks, Winery, Entertainment, Leisure
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - Review
There is just no way a whiskey museum can be anything but fun. Located next to Edinburgh Castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre has scotch of every quality and type. It was used by the royal family of Scotland in the ancient past. One of the experienced Tour Guides will take the visitors through the different characteristics between whiskies from the Highlands, Lowlands, Spey side and Islands. Staffs were friendly and informative to the tourists.
People are given a sample glass of whiskey and told to keep the glass as a gift, which is nice. At first the visitors are informed about the various kinds of whisky, how it is made, and distilleries of today. And the tour comes to an end with the visit to a barrel ride through the history of whisky. A very calm and relaxed atmosphere dominates the centre; one can have the chance to try lots of whiskey with expert advice on what may suit the taste. Many hotels are there near the centre making it a famous tourist destination of all time. In order to have a sip of various kind of whiskeys people throng to the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre from across the world.
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Information
- Ticket prices depend on level of tour purchased (Silver/Gold/Platimum), GBP 12 - 27 Pounds.
- Even if you do not want to take the tour, make it a point to visit the scotch bar.
How To reach Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre by Public Transport
Restaurants Near Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
- The Grain Store Restaurant
- The Witchery by the Castle
- Amber Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
45.5% of people who visit Edinburgh include Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
63.69% of people start their Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
77.34% of people prefer walking in order to reach Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
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Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, Edinburgh Reviews
I went there with my girlfriend a couple of years ago. I lived in Edinburgh for 6 years and never went, so I thought I'd take my girlfriend on a trip to show her Scotland! It was great fun. The tour was good and the tasting was great. The tasting stated off quiet but by the 4th drink the crowd was a lot louder!! The gift shop is also great. Worth going back in the future. The restaurant was also great.
Absolutely fantastic place to visit. At first you sit in a 'whisky barrel' and are taken through the whole process of making whisky. You see barley, different containers, destilating process and the whole story is told my a ghost... Later on they tell you about different regions of Scotland and how those affect whisky flavour and at the end teach you how to taste it. How to smell it, what to look out for in colour and the way it swirls in the glass. Tasting happens in a room filled with 3500 unopened bottles of whisky. Super trip. Staff is passionate and knowledgeable. Lots of projections and modern twists :) we loved it
If you're into whisky, you should definitely visit The Scotch Whisky Experience. It truly is an experience. You learn a lot about the process of whisky production, the regional differences and the history. You will also get to see their very impressive collection of rare and old whiskies. And that's not all. You will get to taste whiskies from several regions. The tour ends in the very well assorted shop.
This should be the number one thing to do in Edinburgh at least for whiskey lovers... the production and the differences between single malt and blended whiskeys are very well explained in addition to tasting and a visit to the largest whiskey collection in the world. The entrance prices are convenient. We also passed by their shop which had many whiskey containing items and whiskey brands for sail... overall highly recommended and not to be missed..
An absolute must. You are given a virtual tour in a moving barrel and depending on the tour package purchased, you taste your respective whiskeys. We bought the Platinum package and were not disappointed. Had an incredible experience and the venue is absolutely stunning. Only negative is although the tour is 1.5hours long, we were having such a lovely time we did feel rushed but its a business and I cant mark them down for that, hence the 5 stars! would definately do again!!