Scotch Whisky Bar
The Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, EH2 2EQ
The place to go if you want to impress the in-laws. More than 500 malts, blends and vintages are available, with many of the more expensive items kept locked behind the grills in the back-lit display cases. Pricey, but worth it for a touch of luxury.
Scotch Whisky Bar website
The Devil’s Advocate Bar & Kitchen
9 Advocate's Closw, EH1 1ND
What happens when you mix whisky and tapas? You get The Devil’s Advocate, one of my favourite places to enjoy a dram in Edinburgh. Located in a Victorian pump house in one of the lanes that runs off the Royal Mile, the restaurant and bar boasts 400 whiskies and offers tapas-style dishes to share or larger plates made with seasonal Scottish ingredients. The wine list ain’t half bad either because it’s run by the people behind The Bon Vivant’s Companion bottle shop.