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The Edinburgh Whiskey Tasting Tour

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Warm your spirit on a delightful whiskey tasting tour in Edinburgh. If you’re a Scotch lover, then this is the place to begin!


  • This tour tells you the story of scotch while also letting you drink plenty of it along the way
  • Discover Edinburgh’s best-kept whiskey secrets as you explore Old Town with an English-speaking guide
  • Delve into Scotland’s past and learn of its connection to the ever-changing role of whiskey
  • Enjoy a candlelit whiskey tasting session led by a specialist at Megget’s Cellar
  • Learn more about this ‘elixir of life,’ its elements, the effects, and production process
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Your Experience

Edinburgh is the gateway to Scotch whiskey. Here, the smell of whiskey lingers in the air and is as much a part of its heritage as is identity. Everyone may not indulge in the drink, but they certainly know all about it - it is, after all, the lifeblood of the economy, representing a £5.5 billion industry. As you walk through Old Town, you will learn all there is to know about this drink which is more treasured than water. Be privy to how the 19th-century changed the face of whiskey production in Scotland, and how the locals came to love and embrace it. From George Ballantine with his grocery store that sold whiskey to Andrew Usher Jr at Nicolson Street, this town gave rise to pioneers who created their own whiskeys and exported worldwide. Continue on to Meggat’s Cellar where a warm tasting awaits you. Taste four different types of Scottish whiskey under the guidance of an expert who will also relay a narrative on all things whiskey. Sample whiskeys from Speyside, Highland, Islay, and Lowland distilleries, and learn about the effects certain ingredients have on the taste, such as water, barley, peat, and the cask.

If you’re feeling caught up during a damp day and need some whiskey to warm you up, you know just what to do!

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  • Alcoholic beverages
  • English-speaking guide
  • Whiskey tasting with expert
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  • Hotel transfers
  • Gratuities
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Know Before You Go

Dates and Timings

Fri: 5:30 PM
Sat: 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM

Tour Duration


Important Information

  • This tour is suitable for ages 18+
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will have a maximum of 20 people
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Flexible Cancellation Policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point
  • If you have purchased reduced-priced tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays

Meeting Point

  • Your meeting point is Mercat Cross, High Street
  • Address: High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, United Kingdom
  • This is easily accessible from St. Gile’s Cathedral

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Getting There

  • Closest bus stops are Market Street and South Bridge, both 3-minute walks to the meeting point
  • Closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley, a 5-minute walk to the meeting point


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