Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

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  • Address: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NE, United Kingdom
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  • 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
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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.

  • 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.

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  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Address: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NE, United Kingdom
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Contact Number: +44-1312200441
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre Price: 12 GBP
  • Time required to visit Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 45.87% of people who visit Edinburgh include Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre in their plan

  • 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

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

77.34% of people prefer walking in order to reach Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

People normally club together Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Dungeon while planning their visit to Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Excellent Intro to Scotch Whisky We are beginner whisky drinkers, so the Scotch Whisky Experience was perfect for us. While we were waiting in line, a guy came, told us to leave one behind to hold our place and come in for a free dram. The guys at the tasting table were very good about describing what they were serving. The tour was fun, with a ride in a whisky barrel around a little set of vignettes describing the whisky production process. Then we met a tour guide who showed a video of the Scottish whisky producing regions, and helped us understand what Scotch is all about. Then a tasting, where they gave us a Glencairn nosing glass (there were 4 of us, so we got a nice set of these to take home!) and talked us through the tasting process. We each got something from a different region so we could share and compare. Lots of good stuff in the gift shop. We checked our local liquor store online and found that the brands we liked are available at home at equivalent prices, so we didn't carry bottles with us (also, here in the US we get 750ml, where in Scotland they were all 700ml bottles!) But we did get several nips and other whisky related stuff.

  • Had a great time, was a surprise as you ride around the experience on a barrel made into a seat. Takes you through how whiskey is made. Then you go through various other rooms then finally into the room that houses every bottle of whiskey that the owner was given, he never opened any the oldest bottle dates back to 1897 and is on display. Well worth a visit.

  • The barrel ride was average. Good if you don’t know how spirits are made The tasting room was done well. Don’t both getting the upgraded tour. The drams are only 15ml each Really not worth the extra $$. Visit some of the distilleries much better value.

  • Really interesting trip studying the history and making it Scotch whisky. The brief barrel tour gives you a brief insight into what makes whisky and then an audio or guide gives you more information on the differing types of whisky and the variety of areas the whisky comes from and how that impacts the taste. Can get some offers for this place but time restricted so read any small print.

  • It's fantastic, I took the silver tour and it's just nice for a beginner like me to learn about whiskey. My tour guide Corrinne is very knowledgeable and there is a whiskey bar after the tour for whiskey tasting. The collection is also very impressive, you won't regret. Don't forget the miniatures whiskey if you want to try more at home.

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