Mercat Tours: Tour and Whisky Tasting

A heady mixture of whisky and history.


Enjoy code: 357011
Food and drink
Target groups
Elderly, Youth, Adult
External information

Available tickets

22/02 2024 4:00pm
Mercat Cross High Street EDINBURGH
Provided by The List


Walking the Old Town of Edinburgh you'll see the city that founded the world’s largest Scottish whisky company, hear of the people that helped whisky production and then retire to our cellar for a complimentary candlelit single malt whisky tasting from four whisky producing regions.

King James IV granted Edinburgh a monopoly of the manufacture of aqua vitae or whisky. He believed in the medicinal properties of whisky; it’s just one of the transformations of whisky over the centuries. Upon meeting your expert Mercat Tours guide you’ll hear about Edinburgh’s role in taking whisky to the rest of the world.

The tour continues with a whisky tasting in our candlelit Megget’s Cellar. You’ll taste four Scottish whiskies, under the guidance of our whisky specialist -- in a kilt, of course.

Our expert covers everything; from how whisky is made to the effects that different elements have in the production process. Taste your way through the whisky regions, with sample whiskies from Speyside, Highland, Islay and Lowland distilleries.