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Edinburgh, Whiskey and Pub Discovery

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Nick

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes drinks, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

You’ll sip your way around Edinburgh’s Old Town with one of our Edinburgh hosts, a fellow whisky-lover, of course.

They’ll tell you all they know about the different whisky distilleries in the city, and impart some of the Scottish traditions and witticisms surrounding the tipple with you.

All of this requires a hands on approach, so you’ll sample amber liquid from various whisky regions in the country and learn to distinguish between the different notes, from peaty and oaky to the smooth texture of single malt Scotch whisky.

Your host will take you to a Independent whisky bottler, whereafter you’ll visit a favourite local pub or two. It’s here that you’ll get a taste for all that makes Edinburgh wonderful - hearty laughter, friendly locals and the occasional foul-mouthed joke.

So, let the drams flow as you develop your palette. We find we’re much better at telling our Scotch from our Irish once we’re a few wee nips down.
You’ll sip your way around Edinburgh’s Old Town with one of our Edinburgh hosts, a fellow whisky-lover, of course.

They’ll tell you all they know about the different whisky distilleries in the city, and impart some of the Scottish traditions and witticisms surrounding the tipple with you.

All of this requires a hands on approach, so you’ll sample amber liquid from various whisky regions in the country and learn to distingui…

What's included

  • Drinks
    4 whisky tastings per person
  • Tickets
    Locals insider's knowledge
  • Equipment
    A personalized experience

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I’m Nick, and I work alongside a brilliant team: Gwen, Zainab, Richard and a bunch of adventurous local guides. Gwen in an ex-singer who also used to work as a Lady of the Court at medieval banquets in Midlothian, Zainab is an Edinburgh-born psychology student who speaks four languages, and Richard is a chemical physics graduate aspiring to be a comedy writer and performer. One thing we have in common is that we’re passionate about our city, and we love to share its magic with travelers like you. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we sample world-renowned whiskeys in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town – Scotland’s creative capital that’s overflowing with art, drama, literature, comedy, music, and food.

Nick will be your prime point of contact during your booking process, helping to answer your questions and queries.
Hi, I’m Nick, and I work alongside a brilliant team: Gwen, Zainab, Richard and a bunch of adventurous local guides. Gwen in an ex-singer who also used to work as a Lady of the Court at medieval banquets in Midlothian, Zainab is an Edinburgh-born psychology student who speaks four languages, and Richard is a chemical physics graduate aspiring to be a comedy writer and performer. One thing we have in common is that we’re passionate about our city, and we love to share its magic with travelers like…
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Where you'll be

You’ll join your host, a self-proclaimed whisky lover, and sample some of the finest Scottish whiskies in Edinburgh. Visit a traditional whiskey cellar or an independent bottler and learn about the distillation process. Afterwards you'll have a dram at the Sheep Heid Inn or another of the hosts favourite hangouts. At the end of the experience you'll stroll through the Old Town and learn a little about the city’s whisky history from your host.
Adalys
December 2019
Alana was a great guide, friendly and very knowledgeable. We only made it to two bars and tasted 4 whiskeys which I shared with my mother. There wasn't much structure to the tour, I wish it was more organized and guided.
Lucia
August 2020
It was great to get to know the whiskys and find what type you like
Adelheid
January 2020
Michaela gave us a wonderful introduction into the Scottish world of Whiskey!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.