The Scotch Whisky Experience. Photo credit: scotchwhisky.com
Sitting next door to Edinburgh castle, the Scotch Whisky Experience holds a five-star rating from national tourism agency VisitScotland [correct, all one word] and houses the Diageo Claive Vidiz Whisky Collection, 3,384 bottles of spirit that form one of the most jaw-dropping sights in the world of whisky.
Pencaitland, East Lothian, EH34 5ET
Lying 15 miles outside Edinburgh in East Lothian, Glenkinchie is one of the best-known Lowland malts. A shuttle bus leaves the city centre to take visitors to the distillery, which sits in a notorious mobile signal blackspot, meaning internet-savvy tourists will have to wait till the journey home to update their tweets or Instagram stories.