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905-639-9954

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1/2 day
Availability : Year Round
Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Colourful history, tradition and a candlelit whisky tasting

Enjoy a five-star Edinburgh whisky tour & tasting and discover the history of Edinburgh’s Old Town and its connection with the finest “water of life”

2 HOURS / MODERATE WALKING / GUIDED

Tour Details
Highlights:
  • Indulge in fine malt whiskies and learn how your dram was created 
  • Explore the lives of whisky blenders, smugglers and others involved in the industry
  • Hear of the evolving role that scotch whisky played in Scotland’s past
  • Exclusive audio devices – be immersed and get lost in the stories…

Pick Up Location & TIme

Edinburgh (Google Map)

4:00pm – Mercat Cross, High Street

Drop off Location & Time

Edinburgh (Google Map)

Megget’s Cellar, Blair Street, off Hunter’s Square

Price Includes

  • Storyteller Guide
  • Walking Tour
  • Megget’s Cellar Tasting (4 drams)
  • Exclusive audio devices

Meals

  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Edinburgh’s original five-star history and ghost tour company. Groups are limited to a maximum of 30 people, with tours running every day and in all weather. With each tour leaving from the Mercat Cross on the Royal Mile in the heart of the city. 

Itinerary

Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s Old Town, where the world’s largest Scottish whisky company was founded and a vibrant history of “aqua vitae” (or the “water of life”) began. Hear the stories of those who jump-started whisky production in Edinburgh, including the smugglers, bootleggers and other seedier characters of the Old Town’s underbelly.

We have King James IV of Scotland (commonly referred to as the world’s first famous whisky drinker) to thank for Edinburgh’s monopoly on whisky production in the 15th-century. He believed in the drink’s medicinal properties, which is why the Guild of Surgeon Barbers was originally tasked with manufacturing it.

You’ll also learn of 19th-century Old Town locals like George Ballantine and Andrew Usher Jr; pioneers of homemade whisky, which ended up being exported worldwide.

These are just two of the many fascinating transformations that Scotch whisky has undertaken over the centuries, which we will explore as we wander the streets where these events took place.

The tour continues with a whisky tasting in our candlelit underground Megget’s Cellar. There’s no better way to warm the spirits. You’ll taste four Scottish whiskies, under the guidance of our whisky specialist.

Your expert will cover everything you need to know about the water of life; from how whisky is made to the effects that different elements such as water, barley, peat and the cask have on the production process. Nose and taste your way through the whisky regions, with sample whiskies from Speyside, Highland, Islay and Lowland distilleries. Just consider this your first step to becoming a whisky connoisseur! 

Please Note: To give a fully immersive experience, we’ll provide a personal audio device. Your Storyteller will use a headset with microphone to ensure you hear every word over the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh’s lively Old Town. 

 

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult 18+ (pp)
2024: March to December – Friday & Saturday $70
2025: January to March – Friday & Saturday $70

This tour is 18yrs+ due to service of alcohol

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp).
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Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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