The Scotch Whisky Experience was founded in 1988 when 19 individual Scotch whisky companies jointly invested in showcasing their industry to international visitors.

Sitting at the top of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, right next door to Edinburgh Castle the Scotch Whisky Experience is an interactive exhibition rather than a working distillery and makes for the ideal stop for whisky enthusiasts.

The Scotch Whisky Experience offers a range of tours to cater for everyone from whisky novices to the professional connoisseurs. Each tour factors in time to visit the World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky: housed here since 2009. The Collection comprises 3,384 different bottles and has been described as “one of the seven wonders of the whisky world”.

The Scotch Whisky Experience is also home to two whisky bars each with over 450 different whiskies available to try; the beautiful, award-winning Amber Restaurant; and an impressive Scotch whisky shop stocking everything from whisky miniatures and hip-flasks through to rare and limited edition bottlings.

Local attractions and things to do in the area may not be open all year round and may require pre-booking. *Please check the attraction website before visiting to avoid disappointment and to check any Covid-19 restrictions:

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