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Edinburgh: History of Whisky with Tasting and Storytelling

Edinburgh: History of Whisky with Tasting and Storytelling

From US$ 42.01 per person

This whisky and folklore evening is unique in Edinburgh. Visit an outstanding whisky venue where you will be served four classic single malt scotch whiskys and immerse yourself in the great cultural importance of whisky and storytelling in Scotland.

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  • Enjoy four classic single malt scotch whiskys
  • Immerse yourself in Scottish storytelling
  • Get access to comprehensive tasting notes
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This tour meets on the iconic Royal Mile and you'll have a short walk to one of the supplier's outstanding whisky venues Over the next two hours, drink 4 outstanding single malt scotch whiskys taken from the 4 major whisky producing regions of Scotland. These whiskys will range from the relatively delicate and subtle flavors of the Lowlands to the bold and robust tastes from Islay. You will also be given tasting cards giving notes on each of the whiskys that you sample. During the tour, experience some traditional storytelling and explore the significance of whisky to the Scottish identity. The entire upper floor of the venue reserved, so there is plenty of space and privacy to conduct the story orientated evening.
  • 4 single malt scotch whiskys
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 18 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Tour departs from outside Caffè Nero on the Royal Mile beside the statue of Adam Smith. The address for Caffè Nero is 192 High Street, EH1 1RF. Just look for the green and white umbrellas.

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    Know before you go

    • Whisky alternatives are available upon request
    • This is not a pub crawl but much more of a cultural evening focused on storytelling with whisky tasting
    • The minimum age for this tour if 18 years, ID may be required
    • It is recommended to have a comfortable level of English for this tour as there is a lot of information all in English
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    4.9 /5

    based on 308 reviews

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    Interesting, fun and good Whisky! Our host Ali was superb, delivered the experience with good humour and a clear passion for Scotland and the history of Whisky. The two of us had never really had whisky or enjoyed it but being in Scotland we thought it was a must do and we weren’t disappointed. We are probably going home with a bottle or two! Throughly recommended whether you’re a whisky fan or not. Ali gave some time at the end to give us some superb recommendations on where to go next. Mother India’s cafe was a great shout for some lovely Indian food. Thanks for a great experience!

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    October 26, 2021

    Really fun and different whisky tasting! It’s not just about the whisky but also the folk tales. This is a great way to spend time in Edinburgh, especially on a cold or rainy day. Ben was a warm and charismatic story teller which made for a wonderful and memorable whisky tasting experience. Would highly recommend!

    August 28, 2021

    An informal and interesting storytelling experience in a wonderfully historic pub with the added bonus of drinking some great Whiksy. Luca is a brilliant storyteller and very knowledgeable. We had a really good time and I didn’t think I even liked whisky before it. I am the converted. I now have many curious and entertaining stories to pass on to other people. Thank you for such a great evening!

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    August 3, 2021

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