We're looking at things to do in Edinburgh if you enjoy a tipple. And that's not drinking till you see double, it's for those of you who have a specific interest in beers and spirits and enjoy trying out new and rare samples. Of course it helps if you can try them in a place with a certain ambience, and we think we've struck gold on that too. Read on and see what we've come up with.
Here at the Scottish Whiskey Experience there are all sorts of tours for you to try out and see which is a best fit for you. There's the Silver. Gold and Platinum Tour, The Taste of Scotland Tour and Educational Tours. There's also a 90 minute Morning Master-class. All tours vary in time and content, but what you are guaranteed is a fascinating journey into the history of whiskey. You'll find the Scotch Whiskey Experience at 354 Castlehill on the Royal Mile.
A really unique and novel way of finding out about the process of beer making with Stewart Brewing's Craft Beer Kitchen. You won't be surprised to find out that this is the first of its kind in Scotland, and if you want to find out how to make your own beer, then this is going to be a valuable experience for you. The brewing process is explained from beginning to end, and they also show you how to bottle it and collect.
Yes, you can create your own beer here at the Craft Beer Kitchen and collect it and take it away with you at the end. This will be a really exciting and rewarding experience for both experienced beer makers and for those of you doing it for the first time. If you think this is for you, and why wouldn't you, then you'll find Stewart Brewing's Craft Beer Kitchen at 6a Dryden Road, Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead.
Imagine visiting an old and atmospheric bar in Edinburgh and then trying out obscure and rare whiskeys that you won't find anywhere else. That's what you get with Jolly Toper Tastings. The pub is the Tolbooth Tavern and you'll get to try five malt whiskeys during your visit. You can feedback on your thoughts on the whiskeys you've tasted and later you get to see an overall evaluation based on your feedback on their website.
Pay a visit to the Edinburgh Gin Distillery and you'll get to taste some of the best gins in the world all at 1a Rutland Place, where this gorgeous distillery is hidden away from prying eyes. If you like your gin, then you'll love the Edinburgh Gin Distillery.
How about a tour of the beautiful Scottish landscape taking in the central Highlands, Hermitage Forest Walk, The Queen's View, Pitlochry and Loch Tay, then following your long walk, stopping for a little refreshment. It's just as well there's a whiskey distillery to make your traditional Scottish tour complete. Departure point is at Rabbie's Cafe, Waterloo Place.
The Brewdog is a uniquely furnished building that provides exciting craft beers, where you can get a pizza if you're hungry, home-made no less, and relax in the industrial, vintage style furnished home of Martin and James, who created Brewdog back in 2011. If you think this is for you and you like the idea of drinking uniquely crafted beer in exclusive surroundings, then you'll find the Brewdog the perfect venue. You'll find the Brewdog on142 Cowgate Street.
We worked hard to provide a list on things to do in Edinburgh for those of you who have a taste in rare and unique beers and spirits. We think we achieved an eclectic mix all over Edinburgh that will fill you with enthusiasm. Enjoy your time in Edinburgh, it's a magical city, especially when you get to indulge your favourite hobbies while you're there.