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Whisky Attractions in Edinburgh

Postby Rankles » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:19 am

Me and my girlfriend are travelling to Edinburgh for a few days this year and she's permitted one distillery or simlar whisky related attraction to visit.

Are there any good distillery tours in the area? I saw something advertised called something like the Scotch Whisky Heritage centre in Edinburgh but was wondering if it's any good.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:58 pm

You might try the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

http://www.whisky-heritage.co.uk/

It's an okay tour about how whisky is made and all that but not distillery specific. They do however have a good whisky shop. The only reason I mention it is because you don't really have to go out of the way to do it.
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Postby MAMS » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:00 pm

Royal Mile Whiskies on the Royal Mile is well worth a visit too :D

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:49 pm

Glenkinchie, near Pencaitland, East Lothian is the nearest distillery and is a very good tour.

As well as Royal Mile Whiskies, be sure to pop down the Royal Mile to Cadenhead's, situated in the Canongate, for some stellar drams.
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Postby Mr Ellen » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:51 pm

And don't forget the Cadenhead Shop further down on the Royal Mile!! Here you can really find some excellent bottlings at affordable prices.

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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:05 pm

Mr Ellen wrote:And don't forget the Cadenhead Shop further down on the Royal Mile!! Here you can really find some excellent bottlings at affordable prices.

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Postby Rankles » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:22 pm

This is sounding better than I thought. Apparently there's an extensive bar and restaurant at the Heritage centre selling whiskies too?

I'm quite interested in the process so maybe I'll stick to the heritage centre. it's not too far out and if she likes it I can convince her on the distillery.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:14 pm

You can sample some of the Cadenheads, and lots of other stuff, at the Bow Bar, just off the Mile. Afraid it's just a pub (just a pub!!! :shock: ), so I don't know what the gf would think. For god's sake, stay out of Deacon Brodie's!
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:14 am

Edinburgh is really a nice city and both of you should really enjoy it. Much quiter than Glasgow but that is as good as any resaon to go to it.

I love both :lol:
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Postby Aidan » Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:38 pm

Buy fudge. Buy lots of fudge.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:02 pm

tablet is nicer
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Postby Aidan » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:38 pm

Eat tablet, buy fudge.
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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:10 pm

Have a drink at The Malt Shovel.

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/e ... hovel.html

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Postby Rankles » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:26 pm

Wow 80 single malts available... I'm glad Scotland doesn't disappoint when it comes to it's heritage!

I'm looking forward to this.
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Postby TheHoodedFang » Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:24 am

I have to agree with BruceCrichton. Glenkinchie Distillery was a grand tour. The grounds are very nice and for the meager cost of the tour you get to sample many many whiskies in their bar at the end. At least that was my experiance two years ago. Have a grand time.
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