What you'll do
Get to know Edinburgh’s and Scotland’s drinks; from traditional brewing and distilling methods to new exciting small batch producers, your local will take take you to a whisky cellar as well as a neighbourhood pub that’s loved by locals where you’ll be able to sample a few wee drams; from peaty to oaky, single malts to blended Scotch whiskies - our locals know where the best are found!
Spend time getting to know your Local Host and get some insider recommendations of the most authentic locals places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip, at places your local knows you will love.
This experience is for 21+ year old guests only.
What To Expect
We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local Host who can create a bespoke experience for you.
Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
Your Local host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.
Although you will see well known pubs, markets and stores, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.
* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
* 4 whisky tastings per person
What's Not Included
* Food and drinks in addition to those included above
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs
* Gratuities (optional)
Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.
Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
* Join a local who is a whisky connoisseur to sample some of the finest Scottish whiskies
* Visit a whisky cellar to taste a few wee drams
* Stroll through the Old Town and learn a little about the city’s whisky history from your local
* Visit a neighbourhood pub that’s a local favourite to sample another Scotch
* Learn about the different types of whisky and the elements that make them unique as you sip some of the best!
A Scottish Whisky Experience | EdinburghReview by: Alejandro N
Great personalized experience
Absolutely recommendable, Alister our guide was very friendly and a lover of the city.
A Scottish Whisky Experience | EdinburghReview by: James A
Spent a wonderful afternoon with my Local, Doug, sipping my way through some of the best whiskies in town. As a whisky lover and first time visiter to Edinburgh (and Scotland in general), I couldn't have asked for a better afternoon. Not only did I get to sample some fine Scottish whisky, but I could also plan the rest of my time in the city by asking Doug all my (silly!) questions. He was very patient and great company. Only regret is not booking for every day of my stay!
A Scottish Whisky Experience | EdinburghReview by: Amanda D
I booked this for my boyfriend as a surprise experience for our trip to Edinburgh and glad to say it didn't disappoint! Met a lovely Scotsman called Stuart who took us to some of his favourite pubs which we would never have found by ourselves. We drank some great whisky (well, my boyfriend did!) and hung out with a great guy who gave us loads of great advice about things to do in the city and Scotland in general. Thanks Stuart!