You may have seen Peter's guide to the best whisky bars in Edinburgh recently and so if that has inspired you to go into a little more detail and take in a distillery visit, check out Peter's guide to five of the best whisky distillery and whisky experiences near Edinburgh...
Although Edinburgh only has one whisky distillery – the North British, which produces grain whisky for blends such as The Famous Grouse and Johnnie Walker, and which looks more like a futuristic factory than a romantic distillery – plans are afoot to build several boutique distilleries within the city. In the meantime, several interesting distilleries are within easy reach of Scotland’s capital city. For those wanting to venture further afield, Edinburgh airport has flights to all the whisky regions, while Waverley train station connects to the national rail network.
The Scotch Whisky Experience
354 Castlehill, EH1 2NE