The Scotch Whisky Experience was first created in July 1987 by 19 individual scotch whisky companies, who invested to create the Scotch whiskey Experience. located on Castlehill in old town Edinburgh.
The centre offers tours and whiskey tutoring session with a shop, corporate spaces, Restaurant and Whisky Bar.
In 2008 The Whiskey Experience became home to the Worlds Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky, The collection was built up over 35 years by Claive Vidiz, you can find 3,384 Bottles within his collection.
The collection is now stored in a specially designed glass and marble vault, which was opened by Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, in May 2009.
In 2012 the attraction went on to have a major refurbishment, giving it a brand new look and features, some of the features include interactive tasting map and touch screen distillery guide.
The International Spirits Challenge was held in the venue for the first time and now it’s home to the world’s largest bottle of single malt Whisky.
Six years and £7 Million pound refurbishment finished in 2015 and a building corporate space was also updated.
The Experience offers different Tours such as:
- The Gold Tour
- Morning Masterclass
- The Platinum Tour
- The Taste Of Scotland
- The Silver Tour
- Educational Tours
You can find out more information about each tour on their website: whiskyexperience
The Scotch Whisky Experience offer to enjoy the experience in 15 different Languages: Gaelic, English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Mandarin, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Czech, Hindi, Russian, Japanese.
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Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Scotch Whisky Experience Awards:
- Scottish Tourist Board (VisitScotland) – 5* Visitor Attraction
- Distillery Experience Awards – ‘Best Educational Experience’ – Winner 2014
- British Travel Awards – ‘Best Leisure Attraction’ – Bronze Medal 2014
- Green Tourism Business Scheme – Silver
- Icons of Whisky – ‘Best Whisky Attraction’ – Winner 2013
- Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions –‘Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction’ – Winner 2011
The Attraction is rated 5 stars, so it’s well worth going to and experiencing specially for whiskey lovers.
Address: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, UK