Private tour

Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tasting with a Local Expert

4.3 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tasting with a Local Expert

Activity provider: City Unscripted
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From US$ 137.76 US$ 110.21 per person

Sip your way around Edinburgh’s old town with a whisky lover, tasting four of the finest malt whiskies and learning a bit about how they're made.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Join a local connoisseur to taste four unique whiskies in Edinburgh
  • Take a walk through the old town and hear about the city’s whisky history
  • Visit a whisky cellar and a neighborhood pub during your tour
Full description

Join a local host and taste your way around the whisky regions of Scotland, without leaving Edinburgh. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Discover the best of traditional methods and new, small-batch producers. Visit a whisky cellar and a neighborhood pub that’s loved by locals. Sample a few wee drams – from peaty to oaky, and single malts to blended Scotch whiskies. Go with your host to discover the places that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. Get some insider recommendations on the most authentic places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip.

Includes
  • Private walking tour
  • Local guide
  • 4 whisky tastings
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets to attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is for those aged 21 and over only
  • The local operator will contact you within 24 hours of booking to find out more about your interests so you can be matched with a like-minded local host
  • Your local host will communicate with you directly to develop an itinerary and agree on a meeting time and place. The itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to see and do. The host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something you might enjoy, or perhaps if the weather has an impact on your itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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We spent a wonderful 3 hours with our guide, Doug, on a walking tour tasting whisky in Edinburgh. Doug gave us an immersion class in Scotch whiskey and threw in some Scottish history along the way. He made our journey enjoyable any relatable. We were so glad to get to know Doug and experience the things he loves about Edinburgh. We highly recommend booking him for any Edinburgh adventure.

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September 23, 2021

August 4, 2022

The whiskey was good and selection nice. We thought it would involve more than one location.

June 25, 2022

Product ID: 140859