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Here at the Scotch Whisky Experience, we are counting down the days to our Distillers’ Fair! There is still time to book...
03/12/2022

Here at the Scotch Whisky Experience, we are counting down the days to our Distillers’ Fair! There is still time to book your tickets to this unmissable event! 🥃

Follow the link below to find out more and book today!
https://bit.ly/3yNdXsq

Our Scotch Whisky Training School is running again on Tuesday 13 December! 🥃  Whether you're a whisky connoisseur or a n...
02/12/2022

Our Scotch Whisky Training School is running again on Tuesday 13 December! 🥃

Whether you're a whisky connoisseur or a newbie to the world of malts you will enjoy a day full of learning and meeting other whisky lovers! With a mixture of hands-on activities and different learning styles it is a day that won’t fail to impress!

You will also have the opportunity to use the knowledge of the distilling processes to blend your own 10cl bottle of whisky to take home.

Follow the link below to find out more and book today! 2023 dates also on sale here - the perfect gift? 🎄
https://bit.ly/3UCv0Gm

🌟 There is only 1 month to go until our Distillers' Fair! 🌟 There is still time to book your tickets to our Distillers' ...
29/11/2022

🌟 There is only 1 month to go until our Distillers' Fair! 🌟

There is still time to book your tickets to our Distillers' Fair on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December between 10am and 4pm.

Start by enjoying an hour-long tour, learning about the production and history of whisky and see our world-famous Scotch Whisky Collection. Then you will be taken to our beautiful Castlehill room where you will have the amazing opportunity to chat with the people behind the whiskies first hand, and find out some of the secrets of our best loved brands and hidden gems. 🥃

Don’t miss out! Book below ⬇️
https://bit.ly/3yNdXsq

🎁🎄 Wee Dram Box Gift subscription 🎁🎄 Do you have someone in your life who loves to explore whiskies from across Scotland...
23/11/2022

🎁🎄 Wee Dram Box Gift subscription 🎁🎄

Do you have someone in your life who loves to explore whiskies from across Scotland? Then we have the perfect gift for them this Christmas! 🎅

Our Wee Dram Box will take the recipient on a monthly "dramble" around Scotland. Each box contains a 5cl of Scotch and two whisky related gifts.

Choose from 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions.

Click the link below to shop today!
https://bit.ly/3PS0K7Y

Last Friday we held a charity bake off and sale to raise money for SAMH, our chosen charity partner. 🍰 There were two pr...
22/11/2022

Last Friday we held a charity bake off and sale to raise money for SAMH, our chosen charity partner. 🍰 There were two prizes available for the winners voted by the judges and the people's choice! Our team did not disappoint, producing a wonderful selection of treats, with some of them including a wee splash of whisky of course!

We will be sharing some of these delicious whisky themed bakes on our blog soon, so that you can try them for yourself! 🥃

Thanks to everyone that took part and congratulations to our winners Max and Ross. 🎉

🚽 It's World Toilet Day!It was great to host Paul and Christina from Euan's Guide a few weeks ago in the lead up to Worl...
19/11/2022

🚽 It's World Toilet Day!
It was great to host Paul and Christina from Euan's Guide a few weeks ago in the lead up to World Toilet Day. They highlighted one of our accessible toilets as a great example of a safe and welcoming loo for disabled visitors. 🚾

Here at the Scotch Whisky Experience our team regularly check our accessible toilets to make sure they are clutter free and that the alarm is functioning correctly. As an attraction we welcome everyone and have an extensive access guide on our website which can be found here. ➡️ https://bit.ly/3s31CfU

We are proud to have worked with Euans Guide for a number of years and support the great work that they do.

🎁 Give the Gift of a Whisky Experience this Christmas! 🎄  Are you looking for the ideal gift for the whisky lover in you...
17/11/2022

🎁 Give the Gift of a Whisky Experience this Christmas! 🎄

Are you looking for the ideal gift for the whisky lover in your life? Then why not give them the gift of the perfect journey through the world of Scotch whisky. 🥃

With several experiences to choose from and open tickets to book and redeem whenever you wish we are certain you’ll find an experience they will love! 🎅

Click the link below to shop today!

https://bit.ly/3EIOlQU

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the whisky enthusiast in your life? Why not give an experience they will never ...
14/11/2022

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the whisky enthusiast in your life? Why not give an experience they will never forget; a day at our Scotch Whisky Training School! 🎄

Whether they are a whisky connoisseur or a newbie to the world of malts they will enjoy a day full of learning and meeting other whisky lovers! With a mixture of hands-on activities and different learning styles it is a day that won’t fail to impress!

The below photo shows participants enjoying the art of blending - everyone has the opportunity to blend their own 10cl blended Scotch whisky. 🥃

We have just released our dates for 2023, follow the link to book today! ⬇️
https://bit.ly/3UCv0Gm

🎁Christmas at The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant 🎁 We still have some availability for your Christmas gat...
03/11/2022
Amber Restaurant & Whisky Bar Menus | Scotch Whisky Experience

🎁Christmas at The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant 🎁

We still have some availability for your Christmas gathering at Amber Restaurant.

Our team of Chefs have created delightfully festive menus using Scotland's finest produce to be enjoyed at either lunch or dinner.

Or if you are looking for a private dining experience this Christmas, please email our events team on [email protected]. We have a range of rooms available for private celebrations.

Why not also enjoy one of our tours before or after your meal?

We look forward to welcoming you this December.

Menus here: https://bit.ly/3CqbvsG

View Amber Restaurant and Whisky Bar's menus. We are proud to use seasonal Scottish produce in our dishes with menus that change regularly.

This month we are proud to showcase Angels' Share Glass as part of our ‘Meet our Maker’ series. 🥃 Tom Young MBE and Daug...
27/10/2022
Angels' Share Glass

This month we are proud to showcase Angels' Share Glass as part of our ‘Meet our Maker’ series. 🥃

Tom Young MBE and Daughter Karen Somerville (Young) founded Angels’ Share Glass in 2013. While watching the film “The Angels Share” they were struck by the idea to create an icon made in glass that sealed whisky away like the angels’ share.

Find out more about their story in our blog linked below! ⬇️

You can also grab a very special Scotch Whisky Experience Angels' Share Glass Whisky Bauble in-store and online today! 🎄

https://bit.ly/3znpcb8

Angels’ Share Glass was founded in 2013 by Dad and Daughter team Tom Young MBE and Daughter Karen Somerville (Young). They both have a passion for whisky and glass and so whilst watching the film ‘The Angels’ Share’, they decided to create an icon made in glass that sealed whisky away like t...

If you're visiting us and you're lucky enough to look under 25, our team will always ask you for some official ID to pro...
24/10/2022

If you're visiting us and you're lucky enough to look under 25, our team will always ask you for some official ID to prove you're over 18, for you to have whisky while you're on tour. However, if you don't have ID, or you're under 18, don't worry! We'll give you Scotland's *other* national drink - IRN-BRU! Luckily it looks just as awesome in our whisky collection 👌🧡

Plan your visit here: http://bit.ly/Plan_Visit

🥃 Diary Date for Whisky Lovers! 🥃 We are once more staging our hugely successful Distillers’ Fair on Thursday 29th & Fri...
17/10/2022
Distillers' Fair 2022 - The Scotch Whisky Experience

🥃 Diary Date for Whisky Lovers! 🥃

We are once more staging our hugely successful Distillers’ Fair on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th December between 11am and 4pm! Visitors will enjoy our whisky tour followed by the opportunity to chat to the distillers listed below and sample four whiskies of their choice.
Distillers confirmed include:
🥃 SPEY Whisky
🥃 Bladnoch Distillery
🥃 Kilchoman Distillery
🥃 Angus Dundee
🥃 Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery
🥃 Glenkinchie
🥃 The GlenAllachie
🥃 Inver House Distillers
🥃 Ian Macleod Distillers
🥃 Douglas Laing & Co.
🥃 Tomatin Whisky
🥃 Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd

Don't miss out on this amazing experience! Follow the link below to find out more and to book today! 🔽
https://bit.ly/3yNdXsq

It’s back – we are once more staging our hugely successful Distillers’ Fair on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th December between 11am and 4pm.

🥃 🥃 WEE DRAM BOX! 🥃 🥃 Brace yourself for a “dramble”* to Speyside to discover a cask strength whisky with a versatile ch...
12/10/2022

🥃 🥃 WEE DRAM BOX! 🥃 🥃

Brace yourself for a “dramble”* to Speyside to discover a cask strength whisky with a versatile character.

Our Wee Dram Box this month includes a whisky miniature from the glorious and a selection of chocolates to be enjoyed with regional Scotch whiskies - the flavours include:

🍫 Milk chocolate hazelnut
🍫 Dark chocolate honeycomb
🍫 Milk chocolate sea salt and caramel
🍫 Dark chocolate orange and lemon

Also included is a Scotch Whisky Experience branded Glencairn crystal glass and a 25ml drinks measure so that you can have a perfectly balanced drink every time.

Subscription boxes are available for 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3ek0RvC 🥃

*dramble – a ramble around Scotland one dram at a time.
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🎁 Christmas at Amber Restaurant 🎁 With the nights drawing in and the days getting colder it can only mean one thing... t...
11/10/2022

🎁 Christmas at Amber Restaurant 🎁

With the nights drawing in and the days getting colder it can only mean one thing... time to plan your Christmas get-together! 🎄

Whether you are celebrating with colleagues or friends, our Chefs have created sumptuous menus using Scotland's finest festive produce. There is something for everyone with our 3-course lunch and dinner options which include:

🍽️ Goats cheese panna cotta with a seed crust and caramelised fig salad
🍽️ Slow cooked sirloin of beef, potato gratin, curly kale ragout with rich mushroom sauce
🍽️White chocolate and pistachio parfait with chocolate brownie and pistachio brittle

To see our festive menus, see link in the comments and call to book on ☎️ 0131 477 8477.

🎃 Celebrate Halloween weekend with us... 🎃 Our team of Chefs have been busy designing our special Spirited Evening menu ...
04/10/2022
A Spirited Evening at Amber Restaurant - The Scotch Whisky Experience

🎃 Celebrate Halloween weekend with us... 🎃

Our team of Chefs have been busy designing our special Spirited Evening menu which will run from 28 – 31 October and features Scotland’s finest Autumnal fayre including:

🍽️ Butternut squash and courgette roulade
🍽️ Chicken and black pudding with turnip purée
🍽️ Pumpkin cheesecake with blood orange sorbet

Accompanied by some spirited tales for you to leaf through, your evening will take you around Scotland and into the history of some of our best-known distilleries with some chilling, mysterious and unexpected anecdotes.

On these dates we have also partnered with The Real Mary King's Close - enjoy one of their lantern-led tours before coming up for dinner with us.

Click here to find out more and view our menu: https://bit.ly/3EgFDcO

Our team of Chefs have been busy designing our special Spirited Evening menu this Halloween. The menu will run from 28 – 31 October and features Scotland’s finest Autumnal fayre including butternut squash and courgette roulade, chicken and black pudding with turnip purée and a pumpkin cheesecak...

Did you know it is Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day this weekend? 🚪 There are some very exciting venues lined up to give you a...
23/09/2022
Doors Open Day: Scotland's hidden whisky heritage - The Scotch Whisky Experience

Did you know it is Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day this weekend? 🚪 There are some very exciting venues lined up to give you a sneak peek behind the scenes in our wonderful city.

Over the years many venues have opened their doors giving an unexpected view of Edinburgh’s whisky history and heritage. 🥃

Here are a few of our team’s favourites from over the years of Doors Open Day.
https://bit.ly/3xLjWgW

If you are a local, or a visitor to the city this weekend, we hope you have a wonderful weekend of exploring!

Doors Open Day: Scotland's hidden whisky heritage Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day falls on the weekend of the 24th-25th September in 2022, and there are some very exciting venues lined up to give you a sneak peek behind the scenes in the city. Over the years many venues have opened their doors giving a...

If you’ve followed us for a while, you will know how much our team love Great British Bake Off. 🍰 Once again, we have a ...
21/09/2022
Heather's Orange Fudge Slice - The Scotch Whisky Experience

If you’ve followed us for a while, you will know how much our team love Great British Bake Off. 🍰

Once again, we have a staff sweepstake and have all put in a few pennies to be part of the excitement. We've all been allocated contestants and eagerly await each episode in the hope that our baker makes it through the week! Monies raised will go to our chosen charity SAMH.

Here’s another yummy recipe from Heather to get you in the mood, her legendary orange fudge slice: https://www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk/heathers-orange-fudge-slice/ 🍊 🍫

Heather's Orange Fudge Slice recipe from The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant are closed today to allow our team to pay their respects to Her Majest...
19/09/2022

The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant are closed today to allow our team to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the day of her funeral.

Our thoughts, best wishes and condolences are with the Royal Family today.

This Bell’s Royal Decanter was bottled to commemorate the 60th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on 21 April 1986 and forms part of The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch whisky here at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant will be closed on Monday 19 September to allow our team to pay their r...
12/09/2022

The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant will be closed on Monday 19 September to allow our team to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the day of the state funeral. Any guests booked on this date will be contacted and a full refund or change of date arranged. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

There are significant restrictions in the Old Town from Sunday 11 to Tuesday 13 September in relation to ceremonial acti...
11/09/2022

There are significant restrictions in the Old Town from Sunday 11 to Tuesday 13 September in relation to ceremonial activities following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. We will be as flexible as possible with any difficulties you may experience arriving with us.

All at The Scotch Whisky Experience are saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose love of E...
09/09/2022

All at The Scotch Whisky Experience are saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose love of Edinburgh and Scotland greatly touched us. Our thoughts are with all of those mourning her death.

🍰 Bake off is back next week! 🍰 Our team love Great British Bake Off! Every year, the number of bakes that come to our s...
08/09/2022
Whisky and Chocolate Cheesecake | Scotch Whisky Experience

🍰 Bake off is back next week! 🍰

Our team love Great British Bake Off! Every year, the number of bakes that come to our staff room seem to increase week on week when is on! 🍰 🥞 🍥 🎂

If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know we have a number of avid bakers in our team. Scotch whisky has such a diverse flavour profile that it pairs beautifully with anything from chocolate, to cheese, to savoury bakes.

To get you in the mood for the start of we thought we’d to Heather’s delicious recipe: Baked Whisky and Chocolate Cheesecake. Yum. 😋

https://bit.ly/3Qlld4z

Let us know in the comments if you try making this at home!

A delicious recipe for a baked chocolate cheesecake, using the vanilla flavours from an American-oak matured Scotch to give it a grown-up kick.

⭐ It's National Salami Day today!⭐  to last year when we celebrated  with Anja Baak from Great Glen Charcuterie. We chat...
07/09/2022
The Scotch Whisky Experience and Great Glen Charcuterie celebrating World Salami Day!

⭐ It's National Salami Day today!⭐

to last year when we celebrated with Anja Baak from Great Glen Charcuterie. We chatted about their wonderful venison salami which has been a much loved staple on our Amber Restaurant menu for many years! 🍽️

We also talked a little bit about Great Glen’s products, the background to their business and of course...whisky pairing 🥃. You can enjoy our Facebook Live video here: https://bit.ly/3eo8Jfh

We celebrated and the start of the Scotland Food & Drink Fortnight with Anja Baak from Great Glen Charcuterie 😍 We chatted about their wonde...

🥃 🥃 September’s Wee Dram Box is here! 🥃 🥃 Learn more about our whiskies, people and culture through our Wee Dram Box. Ou...
06/09/2022

🥃 🥃 September’s Wee Dram Box is here! 🥃 🥃

Learn more about our whiskies, people and culture through our Wee Dram Box. Our subscription boxes take the recipient on a monthly “dramble”* around Scotland. We are absolutely buzzing about our Wee Dram Box this month, it’s packed full of golden, honey sweetness!

Subscription boxes are available for 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3PS0K7Y

*dramble – a ramble around Scotland one dram at a time.
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We hope you enjoyed our Facebook live from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo last week. If you visited the Tattoo this...
01/09/2022
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo | Hospitality Packages

We hope you enjoyed our Facebook live from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo last week. If you visited the Tattoo this summer and enjoyed the show, we’d love to hear about it! Comment below with your best bits and share your favourite photo with us. 📸

Did you know that 2023 is already on sale? We are providing the official hospitality for the Tattoo with three different packages: The Spirit of Scotland, The Spirit of the Tattoo and The Dram. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3CQpQRi

Hospitality packages include an Edinburgh Tattoo ticket and an exceptional dining experience. Find your hospitality package today for the Edinburgh Tattoo.

It’s been great to welcome so many of our distilling partners to our whisky shop this August. Our team and visitors have...
31/08/2022

It’s been great to welcome so many of our distilling partners to our whisky shop this August. Our team and visitors have learnt so much by having them on-site, sharing the stories of their distilleries and brands as well as conducting a wee sampling for our visitors. If you were here this August and enjoyed a tasting, let us know in the comments below. 🔽

A big thank you to R&B Distillers, Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery, Lindores Abbey Distillery, Hemisphere Brands Ltd, Tomatin Whisky, Balblair, GlenAllachie and Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd for coming up to the Royal Mile this summer.

More samplings are coming up, check out the dates on our website and pop along if you are in our beautiful city! 🥃

Edinburgh International Book Festival starts today and is the ‘largest public celebration of the written word in the wor...
13/08/2022
Edinburgh Festivals and whisky! - The Scotch Whisky Experience

Edinburgh International Book Festival starts today and is the ‘largest public celebration of the written word in the world’ - how lucky are we that it takes place in our home, Edinburgh? 📚 📖

Did you know that the George Orwell’s 1984 was written on the Isle of Jura during his extended stay in the late 1940s? Following our other festival and dram pairings, it seems only fitting that we recommend a wee dram of Jura to enjoy whilst curled up with a book. 🥃

Find out more in our whisky and festivals blog: https://bit.ly/3Bnl5h3

It’s festival time in Edinburgh! We’ve put together this handy guide on which drams to enjoy whilst visiting Edinburgh’s world-renowned festivals

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is here! 🎬 📽️  Over the years this festival has hosted many notable film premi...
12/08/2022
Edinburgh Festivals and whisky! - The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is here! 🎬 📽️

Over the years this festival has hosted many notable film premiers and attracts both local and international film goers to our city. We are over the moon to hear it will be a ‘fully in-person' event this year for its 75th Anniversary edition. 🍿 🎞️

What is your whisky of choice when enjoying a film? Have a read of our blog to find out what we’d recommend! 🥃

https://bit.ly/3Bnl5h3

It’s festival time in Edinburgh! We’ve put together this handy guide on which drams to enjoy whilst visiting Edinburgh’s world-renowned festivals

It’s a big day for Edinburgh’s Festivals! Today marks the start of the 2022 festivals for the Edinburgh International Fe...
05/08/2022
Edinburgh Festivals and whisky! - The Scotch Whisky Experience

It’s a big day for Edinburgh’s Festivals! Today marks the start of the 2022 festivals for the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ! 🎪

We’ve put together this handy guide on which drams to enjoy whilst visiting Edinburgh’s world-renowned festivals on this, the 75th anniversary year of Edinburgh’s first festivals. 🥃 🍹

https://bit.ly/3Bnl5h3

It’s festival time in Edinburgh! We’ve put together this handy guide on which drams to enjoy whilst visiting Edinburgh’s world-renowned festivals

🥃 🥃 WEE DRAM BOX! 🥃 🥃 Learn more about our whiskies, people and culture through our Wee Dram Box. Our subscription boxes...
01/08/2022

🥃 🥃 WEE DRAM BOX! 🥃 🥃

Learn more about our whiskies, people and culture through our Wee Dram Box. Our subscription boxes take the recipient on a monthly “dramble”* around Scotland. The subscription box for August has a cocktail theme, perfect for summer!🍹 ☀️

It’s cocktail o’clock! Who wants to join us on a dramble from grain to glass learning all about the second type of whisky we make here in Scotland? All the single grains, all the single grains, now put your hands up! 🙌

Subscription boxes are available for 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3PS0K7Y

*dramble – a ramble around Scotland one dram at a time.
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Address

354 Castlehill
Edinburgh
EH12NE

Located on the Royal Mile, at the top of Castle Hill adjacent to Edinburgh Castle and the Camera Obscura - a popular area for tourists visiting Edinburgh. For public transport information please click here: www.traveline.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 10pm
Tuesday 10am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6:30pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

0131 220 0441

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