I recently went traveling in Europe and our first stop was to Scotland. One of the places we went to was Edinburgh, a city full of rich architecture, history, and a lot of sights to take in!
It was very much an impromptu road trip. We had not researched Edinburgh much (and I am usually someone who researches reviews and everything before planning things) so we were definitely in for a surprise.
In my next few posts, I will share some of the places we went to so that you can see what Edinburgh has to offer!
The Scotch Whisky Experience
When checking out places to check out first while we still had a little bit of daylight left, we decided to head on over to The Scotch Whisky Experience to learn how
Going into a barrel ride…
Instead of a traditional walking tour of the facilities, we rode in a barrel ride that stopped at different areas of the attraction. Each stop had a short video of the different steps it takes to make whisky.
Scratch and sniff!
After the ride, we watched a semi-IMAX experience like video to learn about the different types of
After the video, we headed into the tasting room where projectors made little circles appear on our tables. To select the
Into the whisky room…
They also had really cool holograms of
Time to taste!
Did you know that every year, 2% of whisky evaporates from the bottle? They showed us one whisky bottle in the corner of the room that was unopened, but had no whisky in it. This is because whisky just fades away every year! So if you want to have your whisky, don’t leave it for too long!
When the tour was finished, we ended up in the cafe area where you could order more whisky or get a flight if you held a gold ticket.
I thought it was a pretty unique experience. I would have liked a more personal tour of the facilities, but this is not really a distillery, so they don’t actually make anything at this location. If you like whisky, or want to learn more about it and try something new, I recommend giving this attraction a try!
Have you ever had whisky before? Let me know in the comments!