The Scotch Whisky Experience 30th anniversary

Celebrate with us!

Welcome to the Scotch Whisky Experience, the home of Scotch whisky in the heart of Edinburgh.

You can find out more about whisky tours in Edinburgh here, or more about how to get to the Scotch Whisky Experience and how to plan your visit here.

Here you'll find all of the terms and conditions for our competitions, collaborations and giveaways running for the month of May 2018, in celebration of our 30th anniversary.

Most of our competitions are running on Facebook, so make sure you like and follow our page to hear about what's coming up.

Please note that none of our promotions are sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram in any way.

First 30 visitors: Giveaways

During the month of May 2018, in celebration of our 30th anniversary, we're giving a free gift the first 30 visitors on tour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Come in and visit us when we open at 10am to be in with a chance of receiving a free gift to get you started on your whisky journey!

Terms and conditions:

  • On selected days during the month of May 2018, the first 30 visitors purchasing a ticket for a whisky tour will receive a free gift, dependent on the day they visit.
  • The free gift will be one of the following: a distillery map, a Scotch Whisky Experience branded glass, or a voucher for tea/coffee/alternative hot or soft drink in Amber Restaurant.
  • The first 30 visitors will be counted by a member of The Scotch Whisky Experience staff on the day. The staff members’ decision on when 30 visitors have been reached is final.
  • Free gift applies to the first 30 visitors to arrive, either with pre-booked tickets or buying tickets on the day.
  • The free gift is not available to groups larger than 15 people. All those wishing to receive the gift must be present at the time of purchasing tickets, gifts will not be given to pass on to absent ticket holders.
  • Over 18s only; under 18s attending with adults will not be counted among the 30 visitors, nor will they receive a free gift.
  • Hot drinks in Amber Restaurant are limited to non-alcoholic versions – additions of whisky or liqueur (a Gaelic coffee, for example) will be charged for.
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience reserves the right to alter or cancel the prize, timing or implementation of the giveaway, at any time and without notice.

Distillery tour ticket competition: general T&Cs

Thanks for entering our Distillery Bagging competition, as part of the Scotch Whisky Experience’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Throughout the month of May 2018, we’ve teamed up with multiple whisky distilleries across Scotland to give whisky fans across the world the chance to win a pair of tickets to a whisky tour on a date of their choice in the coming year. You choose the date based on your itinerary – think of it as a great excuse to start planning your perfect Scottish adventure!

Visiting a distillery is the perfect way to get acquainted with the Scotch whisky production process first-hand. While Scotch whisky only ever has just three ingredients, you’ll get a fascinating insight into how the flavours, aromas and characters of the whiskies are shaped by the landscape, the water and communities who help to create it.

For details of the prizes, see our Facebook page. Terms and conditions applicable to all competitions are below.

Terms and conditions:

#DistilleryBagging competition, the Scotch Whisky Experience

  • To enter the competition, just comment on the Facebook post on why you’d like to attend. This should be done within 24 hours of the post going live. Each post will go live at 17:00 BST each day, closing at 17:00 BST the following day.
  • The winner will be selected after the closing date and contacted via Facebook by the Scotch Whisky Experience within 3 working days of the competition closing. The Scotch Whisky Experience’s decision on the winner is final.
  • The prize is two tickets to the distillery specified in the Facebook post; any additional extras will also be mentioned in the post. Upgrades may be available to purchase directly from the distillery on or before your tour.
  • Over 18s only.
  • Bookings are subject to availability in all cases, and must be booked in advance. Winners should liaise directly with the distillery in question for opening dates, times and availability.
  • Tickets on each distillery tour are valid for one year from the competition date. Extensions are at the discretion of the distillery manager and are not guaranteed. Restrictions may apply to certain distilleries at certain times, depending on events, seasonal closure etc.
  • Travel to or from the distillery is not included in the prize. Winners will need to make their own arrangements for travel, sustenance and accommodation if necessary.
  • To claim a prize, the winner must follow the instructions that will be supplied to them by the Scotch Whisky Experience on acceptance of their prize. All booking of, and amends to, the distillery tour, must be done directly between the winner and distillery.
  • Exchanges of the prize for alternatives is not permitted.
  • This competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook in any way.
  • The prizes are restricted to non-employees of the Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant.

Additional terms and conditions:

Diageo distilleries (Glenkinchie, Caol Ila, Cardhu, Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie, Talisker, Oban, Lagavulin, Glen Ord, Blair Athol, Royal Lochnagar)

  • All prizes are valid until 31st May 2019

Scotch Whisky Experience prizes - social media competition

Terms and conditions

  • To enter the competition, follow the instructions on the Facebook post.
  • Each competition will launch at 17:00 BST on Wednesdays during May 2018. Competition entries will be accepted up until 23:59 BST on the following Sunday.
  • #SundaySelfie competitions will launch each Sunday at 10:00 BST, running until the following Wednesday at 23:59 BST.
  • The winner will be selected after the closing date and contacted via Facebook messenger by the Scotch Whisky Experience within 3 working days of the competition closing. The Scotch Whisky Experience’s decision on the winner is final.
  • The prize is for two adults, with details specified in the Facebook or Instagram post; any additional extras will also be mentioned in the post. Upgrades may be available to purchase on the day you arrive, subject to availability.
  • Over 18s only. Not valid with any other promotion.
  • Bookings are subject to availability in all cases, and must be booked in advance. Winners should liaise directly with the Marketing team at the Scotch Whisky Experience for information on opening dates, times and availability.
  • Each prize is valid until 20 December 2018. Extensions are at the discretion of the Scotch Whisky Experience and are not guaranteed. Restrictions may apply to certain dates and times, depending on events, seasonal closure etc.
  • Travel to or from the Scotch Whisky Experience is not included in the prize. Winners will need to make their own arrangements for travel, sustenance and accommodation if necessary.
  • To claim a prize, the winner must follow the instructions that will be supplied to them by the Scotch Whisky Experience on acceptance of their prize.
  • We would like to share the winning #SundaySelfie post with our followers on Facebook and Instagram. This will be done only with the winner's permission, which we will request when we contact them about the prize. The winner can request that the photo be removed at any point, by emailing marketing@scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk.
  • Lunch for 2 in Amber Restaurant: the prize is a two course lunch for two people, excluding drinks, with a dram of Scotch Whisky Experience 30 year old blended Scotch Whisky (or one of equal value should this no longer be available). Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking.
  • Taste of Scotland for 2: The Taste of Scotland experience consists of a Platinum Whisky Tour plus a three course tasting menu (example menu can be found here). Additional drinks will be charged for. Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking. The Taste of Scotland experience is not available during the month of August due to access restrictions surrounding the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
  • Decades whisky flight: the whiskies in this flight are subject to availability. Some whiskies on the flight are limited edition bottles, and as such the Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant reserves the right to replace any of the whiskies on the original flight with alternatives of equal or greater value.
  • This competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook in any way.
  • The competition is restricted to non-employees of the Scotch Whisky Experience or Amber Restaurant.

Amber Restaurant Glass giveaway

Buy any item from our Scottish tapas menu on Friday 4th May 2018, and show the Amber Restaurant Facebook post on your phone to receive a limited edition engraved Glencairn whisky glass.

Terms and conditions

  • Available on the stated day only, between 12pm and 5pm BST.
  • One glass per customer, per tapas dish – customers ordering multiple tapas dishes will receive one Glencairn glass each.

5th May Silver Tours

On Saturday the 5th of May (the official anniversary of the opening of the Scotch Whisky Experience in 1988), we will be offering a free Silver whisky tour to any visitor who was also born on 5th May. Just show up on the day from 10am, bring some identification to prove your birth date, and enjoy a whisky tour on us!

You can find out more about all of our whisky tours in Edinburgh here, or more about how to find the Scotch Whisky Experience and planning your visit here.

Saturdays get pretty busy here at the Scotch Whisky Experience, so be sure to arrive earlier in the day (before 15:30) to make sure you don't miss out! 

Terms and conditions
- Walk-in visitors only; the tour cannot be prebooked in advance, online or via phone.
- Visitors must provide ID showing their full date of birth in order to receive a whisky tour: the birthday must display 5th May (05/05)
- You must be aged over 18 to get whisky. Under 18s will receive a soft drink as part of their tour.
- Other members of your party who are not born on 5th May will be required to pay full price.
- The free tour can only be taken on Saturday 5th May, tour places cannot be deferred to a later date.
- Once tours are fully booked for the day, we can no longer offer free spaces to visitors. We suggest getting here earlier than 15:30 to be sure of claiming your free whisky tour.
- This offer is only valid on Saturday 5th May 2018 between the first Silver Tour at 10:00, and the last Silver Tour of the day (around 17:30)