Whisky shops and pubs in Edinburgh

  • bedlamborn
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    I am going to visit Edinburg in July and I were wondering if anyone can recommend any good shops or whisky pubs in Edinburgh. Royal Mile Whiskies I know about so are there any other good shops there? Pubs I know also a little about but are there any must go to Pubs for a whisky lover?


    I am also going to the Outer Hebrides for six days but almost no distilleries out there in the wilderness.

  • SlàinteMhath Member SlàinteMhath Joined: 09.10.2016Posts: 134CollectionOslo Whisky ClubRatings: 160
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    @bedlamborn


    Find my profile on whiskybase (for example by searching for 'Dalwhinnie' -> 1 Distillery -> Dalwhinnie -> Shop & Tour -> Slàinte Mhath) to find all my reviews under 'check ins'.


    To sum-up:


    Best shops: Cadenhead's & Royal Mile Whiskies

    Best bar: The Bow Bar


    avoid: Abbortsford Bar & Restaurant


    I highly recommend buying the 20-year-old GlenDronach PX Cask exclusively bottled for Royal Mile Whiskies (costs about £125).


    Have a great trip!


    Slàinte

    That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)

    >>> Whisky reviews by Slàinte Mhath <<<

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    @SlàinteMhath

    Thanks! Cadenhead will definately be on my list of shops to visit.

  • SanctTom Member SanctTom Joined: 19.07.2014Posts: 175Ratings: 0
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    @bedlamborn


    You might like to try the SMWS HQs with their bars in either Queen Street or better yet in  Leith - membership used to be required, but as far as I know this has changed recently. Well worth further inquiries... :wink:

    And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man. (A. E. Housman)
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  • SlàinteMhath Member SlàinteMhath Joined: 09.10.2016Posts: 134CollectionOslo Whisky ClubRatings: 160
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    Check out if they still have that 7-year-old Lagavulin at cask strength. An amazing dram with a very affordable price tag.

    That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)

    >>> Whisky reviews by Slàinte Mhath <<<

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    Is it better than the Lagavulin 8 years old which I found to be too young for my taste, lacking the maturiy and complexity of the 16yo.


    @SanctTom

    I think that membership were still required. Will have to check again.

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    Is it better than the Lagavulin 8 years old which I found to be too young for my taste, lacking the maturiy and complexity of the 16yo.


    I just had a wee tasting at Cadenhead's and haven't opened my 20 cl bottle of Lagavulin 7yr yet. However, you can't go wrong at £21 a bottle!

    That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)

    >>> Whisky reviews by Slàinte Mhath <<<

  • phamyen Member Joined: 03.06.2019Posts: 8Ratings: 0
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