Checking the stills at Glenkinchie Distillery, Pencaitland, East Lothian
The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh
Julie Trevisan-Hunter, whisky expert and Keeper of the Quaich, at the Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh
From the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky, to a single distillery that produce's the malt of Scotland's capital city, whisky has a long and proud history in Edinburgh & The Lothians.
The Scotch Whisky Experience next to Edinburgh Castle offers visitors the chance to enjoy whisky tasting as well as a historical tour of Scotland's national drink. You even get to travel in your very own whisky barrel-style ride. Before you leave don't miss the hundreds of bottles which make up the impressive collection of Scotch whisky, the world's largest.
In East Lothian, discover what is involved in distilling the Edinburgh Malt at Glenkinchie Distillery in Pencaitland. You will be guided through the distillery's production area which includes an observation room and finishing room where you can sample a dram for yourself. There is also a fascinating exhibtion that takes you through the history of whisky production in East Lothian.
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Located in the beating heart of Scotland’s capital, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination quite unlike any other. It’s here that we produce small batches of gin, inspired by the majesty, marvel and mischief of Edinburgh and its inhabitants.
Take a sensational journey through a replica distillery, before your expert guide imparts the secrets of the Whisky regions. Finally, you'll choose your perfect 'dram', and taste it in The World's Largest Whisky Collection.
The home of 'The Edinburgh Malt' is located in the rolling farmland of East Lothian and houses an excellent exhibition in the listed red brick buildings.
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