Local Connections: Whisky & Bagpipes with Local Expert

SQ1-300 | Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Scotland | See Special Notes

from $169.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

You will see:


Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.75 hours

Max. Group Size: 25

Tour Overview

Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Highland Bagpipe Demonstration
Tucked into a restored Georgian townhouse, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, in operation for more than 30 years, began with a single cask of whisky. Since then, it has grown from a small circle of friends to an exclusive membership club. The Society bottles rare, single malt whisky from single casks producing unique liquors with distinct aromas, flavors and aftertastes. Later, listen to the iconic sounds of the music of the great highland bagpipes, considered Scotland's national instrument. Local expert Louise Marshall will impart the story of the instrument and demonstrate the basics involved in playing including the breathing techniques and correct positioning. After this introduction you'll have the unique opportunity to try your hand at playing the bagpipes yourself.

The grand staircase and traditionally designed rooms of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society make the perfect backdrop for your photographs. Be sure to snap a 'selfie' playing the bagpipes!

LUNCH/SNACKS/TASTING (select as applicable)
Sample three different whiskies during your tasting session.

Browse The Scotch Malt Whisky Society gift collection that includes tasting glasses, branded apparel and an ever-changing and extensive whisky selection.

A 45-minute drive from port takes you into central Edinburgh, Scotland's vibrant capital city, and the historic Malt Whisky Society building. Located at 28 Queen Street, this elegant establishment offers views of the Firth of Forth.

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Special Notes


Please note: Minimum age to consume alcohol in Scotland is 18 years old.

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