The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience is a 5 star visitor attraction, housed in an old school building on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Castle.

The visitor attraction is designed to give you a multi-sensory look at the history and the making of the ‘Water of Life’, Scotland’s national drink. The Gaelic, ‘usquebaugh’, meaning ‘Water of Life’, phonetically became ‘usky’ and then ‘whisky’ in English.

Scotland has internationally protected the term ‘Scotch’, so for a whisky to be labelled Scotch, it has to have been produced in Scotland. Whiskies are made by similar methods in other countries but cannot be called Scotch and are generally known as ‘whiskey’.

The Experience Tours

The Scotch Whisky Experience Tour takes you on a journey into the world of Scotland’s most famous export. The story starts with its cottage industry beginnings and takes you right up to the worldwide success that it is today.

Each Whisky Tour starts with a barrel ride through a replica distillery. On the way, through a series of sights, sounds and smells, you will learn the story behind the history of scotch whisky.

The Tour finishes with a look at the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky and a taste of Scotch Malt Whisky (Irn Bru for the children).

There are six Whisky Tours for you to choose from, so you can pick which one is best suited to you. You can mix and match Silver and Gold for the best blend for your visit.

  1. The Silver Tour - Ideal for families and first timers
  2. The Gold Tour - Get a real taste for Whiskies
  3. The Platinum Tour - A Whisky lover’s dream
  4. The Taste of Scotland - A Scottish blend of Whisky and cuisine
  5. The Morning Masterclass - Perfect for true Whisky enthusiasts
  6. Educational Tours - Suitable for school children/ students

Happy Anniversary

The Scotch Whisky Experience celebrates its 25th anniversary this year (2013) and is releasing a limited edition blend to mark the occasion. The blend will be made using 25- year-old single malt whiskies from across Scotland and only 252 bottles will go on sale.

They have also been given a specially commissioned commemorative Quaich, a twohanded shallow drinking cup, from Edinburgh jeweller and silver-smith, Hamilton & Inches. The Quaich will be on public display for the rest of 2013 in the McIntyre Gallery.