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Whiskey Tours

Please, need recommendations for whiskey tasting tours from Edinburgh.

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Whiskey tours - no hope, they don't make whiskey in Scotland.
Whisky tours are another matter, if you google "whisky tours Edinburgh" you get lots of hits.

Try this one, in Edinburgh:
Or this:
Or this:

Sorry about the spelling pedantry, but spelling it wrong could annoy the Scots. They do make whiskey in Ireland.

Posted by
137 posts

If you get to Oban, the best tour is there, at least according to Rick Steves. Said it beats Edinburgh tours by a lot!

Posted by
2023 posts

My husband liked the one on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It is located near the end of RM near Holyrood--on the right as you face Holyrood.

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177 posts

Our favorite whisky tour was Glenkinchie Distillery in Pencaitland which is just outside Edinburgh. Near Rosslyn Chapel so could see both in same day/morning which we did. Very small group and you get to compare whiskys from different areas of Scotland.

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679 posts

We took tours at Oban, Talisker, Glengoyne and Edradour. By far our favorite was Edradour (near Pitlochry). The whisky lover liked the whisky best, and the rest of us liked the surroundings, the tour guide and the entire tour best. And for those of us who don't appreciate single malt whisky, they have a cream whisky that is far better than Bailey's!

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1376 posts

"I love Scotland's glens, and whatever else we lose,
Please leave us our glens, our glorious glens.
Our mountains are grand - Ben Lomond, Ben Nevis, too
You can have all these bens, but leave us our glens.

Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glendronach, Glen Grant
Can you do without them? If you must know I can't.
Put a drop in a glass of Glen Spey or Glendrottar
It's a perfectly bearable way to drink water

I'd willingly lose our culture, or most of it
For instance that mess, called Full Highland Dress
With the full ethnic bit, with haggis and Hogmanay
I'd gladly dispense, but leave us our glens.

Glenfarclas, Glenlochy, Glen Garioch, Glenfaul,
I once knew a man who had sampled them all.
Glenugie, Glenkinchie, Glenisla - that's plenty.
He looked sixty-five, but in fact he was twenty.

Take our Highland schottische, our marches, strathspeys, and reels,
Take our old Scottish waltz, but leave us our malts.
Remove if you will, our ladies' conveniences
And our gentlemens', but leave us our glens.

Glenturret, Glen Scotia, and last week Glen Fyne
It was grand at communion when they ran out of wine.
Glenglassaugh, Glenlossie, Glendullan, Glenmorangie
I prefer them to Cointreau, which I find too orangey.

Oh breathes there a Scot, whose views or priorities
When laid on the line, are different from mine?
Take our jobs, take our homes, take everything else you will
Wife, family, and friends, but leave us our glens."

(Buff Hardie/George Donald)

Slainte mhath!

Mike (Auchterless)

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I’m not a Whisky drinker, but I like Edradour the best for the tour, my husband liked the Oban Whisky tour the best.