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172 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DF, Scotland
+44 131 556 5864
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Friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining

We went to an after hours whiskey tasting and lesson about Scottish whiskey. The tasting was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Les M
Juneau, Alaska, United States
via mobile
THE Whisky Shop in Edinburgh

I frequent Cadenhead's quite often for rare, single cask offerings. Their staff is friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ryan c
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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172 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DF, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 556 5864
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to an after hours whiskey tasting and lesson about Scottish whiskey. The tasting was interesting with the descriptions of what to taste for, but the history, comedy, and cultural lessons about Scotland and scotch was pure entertainment. The guide was so amazing conveying...More

Thank Les M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequent Cadenhead's quite often for rare, single cask offerings. Their staff is friendly and their selection is incredible. The hidden gem is their Campbeltown Malt which you can bottle yourself for £48 a bottle. The whisky inside is always changing, but it's always a...More

Thank ryan c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our visit, my wife and I heard through a local pub called the Bow Bar that we had to check this place out. One of the most amazing places to get your Scotch Whisky! The gentleman we worked with was beyond knowledgeable and we...More

Thank DiscoPreacha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely outstanding service and an excellent buying experience. I walked in expecting to leave with an independent bottle or something from one of the many casks but ended up leaving with something I didn't expect to. Donald served me and shared excellent knowledge and genuine...More

Thank JTravels85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Forget all the other shops selling much if the same for tourists, this is the real thing! A friendly family run shop who know their stuff. Found out things I never knew.

Thank SmithillsMoor
Reviewed 13 August 2017

These folks purchase barrels from distilleries and do the bottling on their own...interesting. I got a lovely bottle of Cadenhead small batch 24 year old...lovely! Tried a few in there and was quit surprised to hear the previous reviewer was refused a tasting with his...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Took my dad here on a trip who had intended to pick something up, after reading glowing reviews. Unfortunately the staff seemed more interested in getting a sale from other customers who might have maybe spent more. When approached for a tasting, the assistant quite...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 4 August 2017

As the oldest independent bottler in Scotland, Cadenheads is the go to place for whisky in Edinburgh. Whether looking for yourself, or a gift someone - their selection of rare and unique bottles is outstanding. The staff is really knowledgeable and helpful - if whisky...More

Thank Dylan H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a difficult review to do. While this shop is an institution in Edinburgh, I got the feeling that they cultivate their aura very well. The old bottles, wooden cases, hand written signs, dust on the bottles, old casks...all seems a wee bit staged....More

Thank beezeetravelin
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Can I give this place six dots? What an awesome little bottling shop. If you are there on a night when they do a tasting, GO. You get to taste some really unique bottlings, and you can bring home with you all sorts of whisky,...More

Thank Jennifer T
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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6 January 2017|
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Response from ImTropical | Reviewed this property |
When my husband and I visited their store last year we did a private tasting you can do after store hours (you have to reserve a spot though). Unfortunately, I forgot how much it was per person. We were able to taste 6 types... More