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Edinburgh: History of Whisky with Tasting and Storytelling

Product ID: 155988
This whisky and folklore evening is unique in Edinburgh. Visit an outstanding whisky venue where you will be served four classic single malt scotch whiskys and immerse yourself in the great cultural importance of whisky and storytelling in Scotland.

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Duration: 2 hours
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  • Enjoy four classic single malt scotch whiskys
  • Immerse yourself in Scottish storytelling
  • Get access to comprehensive tasting notes
Full description
This tour meets on the iconic Royal Mile and you'll have a short walk to one of the supplier's outstanding whisky venues

Over the next two hours, drink 4 outstanding single malt scotch whiskys taken from the 4 major whisky producing regions of Scotland. These whiskys will range from the relatively delicate and subtle flavors of the Lowlands to the bold and robust tastes from Islay. You will also be given tasting cards giving notes on each of the whiskys that you sample.

During the tour, experience some traditional storytelling and explore the significance of whisky to the Scottish identity. The entire upper floor of the venue reserved, so there is plenty of space and privacy to conduct the story orientated evening.
  • 4 single malt scotch whiskys
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Tour departs from outside Caffè Nero on the Royal Mile beside the statue of Adam Smith. The address for Caffè Nero is 192 High Street, EH1 1RF. Just look for the green and white umbrellas.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Whisky alternatives are available upon request
• This is not a pub crawl but much more of a cultural evening focused on storytelling with whisky tasting
• The minimum age for this tour if 18 years, ID may be required
• It is recommended to have a comfortable level of English for this tour as there is a lot of information all in English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 195 reviews

Review summary

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    4.8 / 5
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    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
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If you're in Edinburgh and wanting to learn more about Scotch this is definitely a great tour! You don't actually change locations (not a whisky crawl!) but you get to try four different whiskys from different regions of Scotland while hearing local folklore. Ben was super knowledgeable and answered all our questions about the best places in the city to continue the whisky tasting! Highly recommend.

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September 24, 2019

Definitely a must do, even for brave non whisky lovers.

This was in the top 3 of the most enjoyable things we did in our short three day stay. Steph was awesome in her approach and a fantastic storyteller in every sense of the word! Thank you Steph! I do not usually drink Whiskey but gave it a go and regardless of the whisky it was fun and informative on both the history of Whisky aspect and Scotland too. Thanks again

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July 21, 2019

Great stories, fine whisky's, uncomfortable seeting. Still recommended

Our host John was waiting at the designated area long before announced time. He proved to be a great host, with really good storytelling skills, he is witty and humorous and has a clear knowledge of Scotch too. The venue was nice in itself, although the tiny/low benches with fixed low tables were not comfortable for anyone with long legs. I really loved the stories of ancient Edi and I had a great time listening to John telling them.

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July 15, 2019

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Little Fish Tours

Product ID: 155988