EDINBURGH WHISKY TOUR

Visiting Edinburgh for business or pleasure?

Book our Edinburgh whisky tour, one of the top day trip experiences available.

Edinburgh has a long and rich history, but the city has only recently come back into the fore as a top class whisky tourism destination. Join us on a full day or half day tour of the capital where we’ll sample the best whisky on offer.

“We booked last minute the night before and they were very accommodating! Had a private whisky tour and tasting! The people were all friendly and made us feel very welcome! Great tour and vibes”

Edinburgh Whisky Tour

Whisky is booming right now and so is tourism in Edinburgh. Our Edinburgh whisky tour is a day tour to two single malt distilleries and a stop for a fantastic tutored tasting with lunch.

Touring Edinburgh’s outstanding distilleries, you’ll learn about the origins of whisky, the local history, have great tasting experiences, and venture through Edinburgh’s beautiful scenery during the tour. A fantastic way to spend your time in Edinburgh.

 

Johnnie Walker, Edinburgh Whisky Tours
Johnnie Walker, Edinburgh Whisky Tours

Edinburgh Whisky Tour

Whisky is booming right now and so is tourism in Edinburgh. Our Edinburgh whisky tour is a day tour to two single malt distilleries and a stop for a fantastic tutored tasting with lunch.

Touring Edinburgh’s outstanding distilleries, you’ll learn about the origins of whisky, the local history, have great tasting experiences, and venture through Edinburgh’s beautiful scenery during the tour. A fantastic way to spend your time in Edinburgh.

 

Edinburgh Whisky Tour Skyline

Edinburgh is a modern and contemporary city, however it has fascinating history and many spirit drinks are a big part in Edinburgh’s growth to one of the most iconic cities in Europe. There are records of whisky being produced in Edinburgh as far back as 1505 with the Guild of Barbers and Surgeons being provided the only licence for distilling whisky in Edinburgh by James IV of Scotland.

Fast forward to 1777 and there were eight licensed stills in Edinburgh, however, as illegal distilling was common practice at the time, there were estimated to be around four hundred illicit stills.

Currently, there are three single malt distilleries in Edinburgh and we have selected Glenkinchie and Holyrood distillery as two stops on your Edinburgh whisky tour. Our selections for your tutored tastings include, but are not limited to the Scotch malt whisky society and Usquabe bar and larder.

Edinburgh Whisky Tour Skyline

Edinburgh is a modern and contemporary city, however it has fascinating history and many spirit drinks are a big part in Edinburgh’s growth to one of the most iconic cities in Europe. There are records of whisky being produced in Edinburgh as far back as 1505 with the Guild of Barbers and Surgeons being provided the only licence for distilling whisky in Edinburgh by James IV of Scotland.

Edinburgh Whisky Tour from Whisky Wheels

Fast forward to 1777 and there were eight licensed stills in Edinburgh, however, as illegal distilling was common practice at the time, there were estimated to be around four hundred illicit stills.

Currently, there are three single malt distilleries in Edinburgh and we have selected Glenkinchie and Holyrood distillery as two stops on your Edinburgh whisky tour. Our selections for your tutored tastings include, but are not limited to the Scotch malt whisky society and Usquabe bar and larder.

FULL DAY ITINERARY

Rain or shine, weekday or weekend, no group too small or large, the one way to guarantee a great time during your stay in Scotland’s capital is to book your Edinburgh whisky tour. 

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Hotel Pickup & Glenkinchie

Hotel/B&B pickup – 9:00am
Glenkinchie – 10:00am – 11:30am

We’ll collect you from your hotel or B&B ready to start your Edinburgh whisky tour at 9:00am sharp. First stop is Glenkinchie Distillery, a Scottish single malt whisky distillery in East Lothian, Scotland. Arguably the best of the six distilleries in the Lowland region. The home of ‘The Edinburgh Malt’ is situated in the picturesque countryside of East Lothian and provides a superb exhibition in the listed red brick buildings. You’ll take part in the Glenkinchie distillery tour and fantastic tasting, guided by a local expert.

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Lunch and whisky tasting

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Our usual stop for lunch and a tutored tasting is the Scottish Malt Whisky Society. The society was formed in 1983 by a group of unconventional ‘water of life’ experts.  Quite different from a distillery tasting, the society exists to present their selected single cask whisky in its purest form, put flavour above all else, while coming up with some very unusual names for each of their bottles. Their motto: “We’re united and constant in our passion – to share the world’s best whiskies, to bring them to life, and to make you proud to belong to the world’s most colourful whisky club.” Due to the connections we have at the society , we can arrange for you or your group to be signed in for a great tasting experience.

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Holyrood Distillery

2:30pm – 4:00pm

 Our final stop for your Edinburgh whisky tour is the newly built Holyrood distillery. Holyrood is all about flavour and having a memorable and sensory experience. Not held back by history or traditions, you will learn to read your nose, recognise the power of smell and participate in a practical hands-on distillery tour.

After the excellent distillery tour and tasting with your local distillery guide, we finish the tour around 4:00pm.

Drop off at your accommodation for 4:30pm.

Itinerary same as outlined above that we stick to. However, due to factors out-with our control, it’s very rare that we may have to use other distilleries and places for lunch nearby to Edinburgh. This will be communicated in advance and doesn’t affect the quality of experience.

Full Day Pricing

Our Edinburgh whisky tour is available for individuals or groups of up to 16 people. 

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£149

PER PERSON

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Hotel pick-up & drop off

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Comfortable vehicle with driver

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Distillery entry

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Whisky tasting & guide

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At least 3 whiskies per stop

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Bottled water on the tour bus

Choose your tour date:

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Total: 149

Fully booked on the day you’re visiting Edinburgh? Or have a larger group? Give us a call or email and we’ll see what we can do!
07588139918 or sales@whiskywheels.scot

HALF DAY ITINERARY

Looking to take a shorter whisky tour in Edinburgh during your visit?  Why not book our half day whisky tour instead? 

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Half Day Tour


Hotel pickup – 9:00am
Glenkinchie – 10:00am – 11:30am
We’ll collect you from your accommodation and head to Glenkinchie Distillery for a distillery tour and tasting, including four whiskies. This is a 1.5 hour sensory and heritage experience.

Depart Glenkinchie – 12.00pm
After the tour ends, we’ll head back to Edinburgh for 12:45. We can sign you in to the Exclusive Malt Whisky Society for lunch, Usquabae bar and larder or drop off at your accommodation.

Itinerary same as outlined above that we stick to. However, due to factors out-with our control, it’s very rare that we may have to use other distilleries and places for lunch nearby to Edinburgh. This will be communicated in advance and doesn’t affect the quality of experience.

Half Day Pricing

A half-day Edinburgh whisky tour finishing at midday, perfect when you have less time in the capital.

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£50

PER PERSON

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Pick-up & drop off (Malone’s)

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Comfortable vehicle with driver

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Distillery entry

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Whisky tasting

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At least 3 whiskies per stop

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Bottled water on tour bus

Choose your tour date:

Clear
Total: 50

Fully booked on the day you’re visiting Edinburgh? Or have a larger group? Give us a call or email and we’ll see what we can do!
07588139918 or sales@whiskywheels.scot

“This experience was amazing! Euan was very professional and guided us to our two first distilleries in our first visit to Scotland also.
100% recommended!”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your Covid-19 policy?
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff.
When does the whisky tour run?

The tours run 7 days per week, you’ll see a calendar with date options to choose from. If you’re trying to book a tour within 24 hours of the start date, please call or email to check short notice availability.

Do you offer collection/drop-off at hotels?

The cost of the full day Edinburgh whisky tour includes collection and drop off at your accommodation (within 10 miles of Edinburgh).

If you are further away from Edinburgh, please email us your accommodation address and we can send a personalised quote from there – sales@whiskywheels.scot

The half day tour has a pick up and drop off location at Malone’s pub, 242 Morrison Street, Edinburgh.

What's included in the full day tour cost?

Free pickup and drop off from your accommodation or from a location in Edinburgh (within 10 miles). Two stops for whisky distillery tours and tastings – at least 3 whiskies provided per stop. One stop for a tutored tasting – at least 3 whiskies provided. Driver Guide. Bottled water provided in the tour vehicle. Itinerary booked and planned and communicated by text or email. Lunch table booked.

Excluded: Food, extra whisky

What's included in the half day tour cost?

Free pickup and drop off from Malone’s pub, 242 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, One stop for whisky distillery tour and tastings – at least 3 whiskies provided. Driver Guide. Bottled water provided in the tour vehicle. Itinerary booked and planned and communicated by text or email. Lunch table booked at the Exclusive Malt Whisky Society for lunch, Usquabae bar and larder if requested.

Excluded: Food, extra whisky

What group size is the whisky tour?

This tour is tailored to your unique circumstances. It’s available as a private 1-2-1 your or any group size up to 16 people.

I have another question

If you have any questions not addressed here, please email us at sales@whiskywheels.scot or call us on: 07588139918

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