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Edinburgh: History of Whisky Tour and Whisky Tasting

Product ID: 118117
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Learn the story of whisky in Edinburgh on a tour of the Old Town and hear about the people that helped its production through the ages. Then, sample some fine single malt whiskies at the candlelit Megget’s Cellar.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Edinburgh's Old Town and its whisky connections
  • Hear about the changing role of Scotch whisky
  • Sample some fine malt whiskies and learn how your "dram" was created
Full description
Follow in the footsteps of King James IV - said to be the world’s first famous whisky drinker - on a guided tour of the city he granted a whisky manufacturing monopoly to.

Learn about Edinburgh’s role in taking whisky to the rest of the world, and hear how production changed over time. Listen to stories of the locals who embraced the drink with enthusiasm, including George Ballantine on South Bridge and Andrew Usher Jr. at Nicolson Street.

Then, taste 4 different Scotch whiskies in the candlelit Megget’s Cellar under the guidance of a whisky specialist. Learn everything you need to know about the water of life, from how whisky is made to the effects that different elements have on the production process.

Taste your way through the whisky regions, such as Speyside, Highland, Islay and Lowland distilleries, and take your first step to becoming a whisky connoisseur! 
Includes
  • Guide
  • Whisky tasting

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Meeting point

Meet at Mercat Cross, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

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Mercat Tours

Product ID: 118117