New Scotch Whisky Experience Tour elements unveiled

Blender's sample room detail

After a gentle launch in the quieter early months of 2017, the Scotch Whisky Experience team are very proud to reveal two astounding newly developed areas of our classic Whisky Tour.

Following the interactive barrel ride through the process of making Scotch whisky, visitors will head up to our new tour sections on the first floor (accessible by stairs or the lift).

Using high-definition, completely original drone footage shot over the summer of 2016, the Sense of Scotland takes visitors on an adventure through this beautiful country to learn about the whisky characteristics of its distillery areas. The Sense of Scotland room was redeveloped to incorporate a 180° immersive audio-visual journey into the heart of Scotland’s five key regions – Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown – accompanied by a running commentary from our expert tour guides, along with scratch and sniff cards to give a true sense of each region’s identifying whisky.

Visitors are then introduced to the art of blending in a recreated 19th century Blender’s Sample Room. In the beautifully styled surroundings, guests are taken back to 1870 and the birth of blending in Edinburgh, delving into both the history and alchemy; learning about the art of creating some of the most famous whiskies in the world. The multi-sensory, high-tech display is narrated by a tour guide and featuring a cheeky cameo from our resident ghost, Douglas McIntyre. 

Some comments from visitors so far:

 “I have never seen a tour so well done and I think for that it is worth the experience”
“I was amazed at the refurbishment that has taken place. The same barrel ride gives details of the whisky distillation but the talk afterwards is now in two parts. The first takes place in a panoramic theatre with a significantly better seating arrangement and film clip whereas the second is in another room with more spectacular effects.”
“Very impressive cinema experience. Wonderful cinematography, reflecting Scotland in an awe-inspiring way.”
“Relaxed, visually and authentically pleasing, and varied.”

 As ever, all sections of the tour are fully accessible, with space in each of the rooms for one or two wheelchair users to fit comfortably alongside their party. As of summer 2017, both British and American sign language will be added to the list of available languages, taking the number of languages to 20. You can read the full details in our Accessibility Statement here.

Ready to join us? Book your tour here.

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