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Whisky Tasting and Dinner in Edinburgh

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5327WHISKEY
Appealing to whisky novices and connoisseurs alike, the Whisky Tasting and Dinner gives a unique insight into the complex world of Scotch whisky! Led by an entertaining whisky tutor, you will discover how Scotland's water of life is made, and more importantly, sample a few wee drams before dinner!


  • Dinner included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Vegetarian meal option available
Upon arrival at a renowned Edinburgh gastropub (a high-class pub specializing in quality food), you will be greeted by your knowledgeable whisky tutor who will lead the tasting session. Lasting approximately one hour, the session will give you the chance to nose and taste four single malt whiskies from the main whisky producing regions of Scotland: the Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside and Islay.

To appreciate how the taste of whisky varies by region, your whisky tutor will introduce you to the five stages of Scotch whisky appreciation: color, body, nose, palate and finish. Hear about the complex art of blending whisky and malt, and learn about the traditions, lore and recipes that give each whisky its individual appeal!

The grand finale to your evening is a decadent three-course dinner from a whisky-themed menu. Please see the itinerary section below for sample courses. Enjoy traditional Scottish cuisine, made with the finest local ingredients - a sumptuous dinner which is guaranteed to end your evening on a high note!

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Whisky Tasting and Dinner in Edinburgh

Whisky Tasting and Dinner in Edinburgh

  • Dinner
  • Whiskey tasting
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal and Coeliac dinner options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
Sample Menu

Please note, the menu changes weekly to make best use of seasonal produce.

  • Glengoyne whisky barrel-smoked salmon served with sour cream and hand-made oatcake
  • Salad of raw summer vegetables served with hazelnut dressing and lemon (v)
Main Course
  • The best traditional Haggis
  • 6oz (170g) char-grilled 30-day aged Aberdeen Angus popeseye steak from a local butcher served with neeps (turnips), tatties (mashed potatoes) and a Bowmore Whisky-and-honey sauce
  • Home-made open lasagna of Highland girolle mushrooms with a garlic cream sauce and a fennel, celery and orange salad (v)
  • Summer fruits pudding served with whisky cream
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Reviewed by: Hollie W, December 2014

Warm friendly staff and delicious home cooked food! Would definitely recommend this!

Reviewed by: wally, November 2014

Don't know what made this man an expert on whiskey. But met lovely people. Dinner was amazing. Fish was the best I've ever had. Loved the intimacy of the pub. Had a very good time. Got to taste a lot of whiskey

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Tour code: 5327WHISKEY