Distillery Visit Edinburgh

What's Included?

YOUR ACTIVITY INCLUDES
Private Return Transport
1 Hour Distillery Tour
Whisky Discount Voucher
Qualified instruction and supervision
Tasting – 3 Malts
Public liability insurance

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EDINBURGH DISTILLERY VISIT
Our private bus will collect you at your accommodation and take you on a 30-minute journey to the rolling farmland of East Lothian which is home of ‘The Edinburgh Malt’.
Come and visit the distillery and experience a real taste of Scotland.

Your visit begins in our Old Malting Floors where you will have a chance to see our fantastic exhibition which hosts the renowned model distillery. You will then be met by your guide and you will by led through the production area of the distillery learning how to make our water of life.

Your full-sensory tour culminates in a tutored whisky tasting of 3 drams and 3 wee cocktails in our Tasting Room – a delicious ending to a wonderful adventure at the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker.

Few parts of Scotland can boast of more history than this. In 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart reached the peak of his brief power at Prestonpans on the Firth of Forth just north of Glenkinchie, where his Highlanders defeated John Cope’s Hanoverian forces with such certainty that London itself seemed under threat.
The contemporary folk song ‘Johnny Cope’ records Cope’s shocking defeat and his reaction after fleeing back to Dunbar, leaving his men.Distilling (mostly illegal) was taking place here long before the skills of crop rotation were know; in 1777 Edinburgh housed perhaps four hundred illicit distilleries. When the law was changed to permit smaller licensed distilleries, many farmers took out licenses.By the time the distillery was founded in 1837, 115 licensed distilleries were recorded in the Lowlands, though their products would probably not pass muster today!
What to Expect

ED STAG TIP OF THE DAY
Some of these malts are the real deal. If you are not used to drinking whisky pleasae be advised you will eventually hit the wall. When everything starts spinning you might want to consider slowing down or eating a spicy haggis supper.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT
Our distillery is located about 35 minutes from Edinburgh city centre. Our private bus will collect you from your accommodation and take you to and from the activity.
£30 per person – Private Transport included

Distillery Visit Edinburgh

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Customer Reviews

EDINBURGH STAG & HEN COMPANY

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Joseph Gough 11/10/2021

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5-star review of edinburghstag.com:
We did the Mini Highland Games and also the Paintballing through John at Edinburgh Stag & Hen Do Co. Both things went off without a hitch and the travel to and fro was perfectly on time. We also booked the accommodation on Gilmore Pl. With 18 fellas on the trip the accommodation had it's own key pad systems for each room and for the front door! No need to be bothering anyone about lost keys etc.

James F 04/10/2021

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Highly Recommended!
We booked the Highland games followed by a whiskey tasting and it was fantastic! The day went seamlessly, we were picked up from where we requested by a minivan and then taken to the games which were run by a fantastic instructor, then back to the centre where we had the whiskey tasting. John was quick to respond, easy to get in touch with and organised everything we needed for a great day. He went above and beyond with recommendations on places to go and eat/drink too, would highly recommend anyone wanting to book a stag do in Edinburgh to use him! Thank you!

Joanne Ritchie 30/09/2021

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WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY 5 STARS EXCELLENT

What a fantastic day. We did the mini Highland games for my sister’s hen. Everyone absolutely loved it. Everything was well organised and it was a right laugh and we got to try lots of different activities. This suited our group as we had mix ages and one member of the group was pregnant so people were able to sit out certain activities if they didn’t feel up to it. Was lovely getting out of the city for a while and we got a stunning day for it. Thank you all again for such a great experience. We will definitely recommend this to friends.

James Gutteridge 30/09/2021

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MINI HIGHLAND GAMES WERE SO MUCH FUN !
The Mini Highland games were so much fun! The stag group I was with had a great time and really thought it was the highlight of our weekend-long trip to Edinburgh. The drive out from Edinburgh was just over an hour and our large group of 12 people meant that we had about 2 hours at the farm taking part in the games, which was well worth it. The setting was great and we really leant into the team spirit - as well as insulting each other all through the event, which really got everyone laughing. Really really great time. Highly recommend!

Paul Abernethy 30/09/2021

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EXCELLENT
Excellent. John was great from the get-go, quick to respond, and very easy to get in touch with. As soon as the stag group stopped messing around with what they wanted to do John immediately gave me a price and got it all booked. A few weeks prior we had another couple of latecomers. This didn't pose a problem and John made the changes to the booking.

The day itself was fantastic. The bus driver picked us up at the time and place arranged and got us to the mini Highland Games. This was great fun and I would definitely do it again. Petrol karts to follow were a hit with the guys a certainly worth it.

Nora 01/10/2021

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Highly recommend-- a PERFECT day =)
We searched for something that would be fun for all ages for a pre-wedding event. There were 10 of us (aged 30-80) and Bert at the Clay Pigeon Shooting Range was absolutely phenomenal. He made sure all of us were able to hit some of the targets (no matter how terrible we were to start). Such an amazing instructor. Thank you to John for arranging and Bert for making a perfect day out!

Mr Alastair Davidson 29/09/2021

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Edinburgh Stag took all the pressure…
Edinburgh Stag took all the pressure and stress out of organising my son’s stag do. John was extremely helpful, giving me a few options to suit my budget. We had 3 activities book. John had a backup plan in case of unseen problems. Their accommodation in the city centre catered for the 14 person party. More than enough space as the property could sleep over 30. Clean and comfortable. A definite 10/10 from me!