Local Connections: Whisky & Bagpipes with Local Expert

3.75 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | S Q 1 - 3 0 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
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.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
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
Sample three different whiskies during your tasting session.

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

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
A 45-minute drive from port takes you into central Edinburgh, Scotland's vibrant capital city, and the historic Malt Whisky Society building. Located in the historic Leith area of Edinburgh, the venue is one of Scotland's oldest commercial buildings – it was formerly a wine warehouse!

Special Notes:

Please note: Minimum age to consume alcohol in Scotland is 18 years old. Participants under the age of 18 will not be permitted on the premises.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the ship and board your motor coach for a drive into Central Edinburgh

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:45

Whiskey tasting session

Time at site:
01:10
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Learn to play the bagpipes

Time at site:
01:00

Re Board the Motor coach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:50