Christmas at The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant
Welcome to The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant, the perfect place to get into the 'spirit' of Christmas this festive season. Wander up the cobbles of the historic Royal Mile, let the stories and character of the old town soak in, and take in the Christmassy sights and sounds – you will spot our beautifully decorated 12ft Christmas tree shining bright and standing tall as you reach Castlehill. When you step inside, the glow of candlelight, aromas of Christmas wafting from our kitchens and the whisky spirit will awaken your senses and your tastebuds!
With festive delights such as roasted parsnip, chestnut and honey soup, spiced marmalade pudding with orange sauce and whisky cream, and of course, traditional main course with all the trimmings, a wonderfully festive experience awaits you and your friends or colleagues this Christmas season.
Celebrate with friends or colleagues in your own private room. Our in-house chefs will cater for your Christmas event perfectly with exceptional produce from our country’s hills, glens, lochs and seas. Choose from a variety of spaces depending on your numbers from our stunning Stillhouse Suite and Blenders Room for small groups from 12 – 20 guests, or our Castlehill Room and Whisky Bonds for larger groups catering from up to 80 – 120 guests. For the ultimate VIP experience, see our Christmas in the Collection below.
Our Christmas menu will be served - add-on's can include a whisky tasting, canape reception or a whisky tour pre-dinner. Just ask our Events Manager when you enquire for more details.
Cosy up in our Amber bar and enjoy a whisky flight matched with some highlights from Scotland's larder with a real Christmassy twist. Our whisky flights are extremely popular – they come with tasting notes and our staff are on hand to chat you through the perfect food matches. Enjoy a different whisky with each of the following food matches;
- Venison chipolata sausage
- Salmon and prawn mousse
- Baked Clava brie and cranberry
- Christmas pudding truffle
Don’t they sound delicious! Book a flight in our Amber Bar by calling 0131 477 8477.
Throughout December we will be offering our Taste of Christmas menu. Our 'Taste of' menus are priced at £39 and consist of a ‘trio’ starter, a ‘trio’ main, and dessert matched with a dram of whisky. If you have tried our Taste of Scotland menu before, you will love our Taste of Christmas, and know you are in for a real treat. Why not enjoy our Platinum tour pre-dinner and make a night of it with friends or colleagues - delight your palate this December. Taste of Christmas menu coming soon..
Enjoy an hour long fully tutored tasting of four Scotch whiskies matched with some highlights from Scotland’s larder whilst enjoying the wonderful story of Scotch whisky. Enjoy some festive tasting drams with delicious food matches at our Tasting Tales experience. Think Christmas pudding and winter spice aromas!
If your teams are throughout the UK, but you would still like to get together this season, let us create your perfect corporate virtual whisky tasting event. We have experience in creating bespoke packaged whisky tastings for clients or as a fun event for your colleagues and groups of friends. Our tutor (a Master or Keeper of the Quaich) will soon have your guests nosing like an expert! Opportunities are endless to make the virtual event unique to you; add a branded sleeve to the packaging, engrave the whisky tasting glass with your logo and add in any promotional items to our pack.
Group Whisky & Chocolate tasting is priced at £37pp (inc Vat), excluding delivery - UK addresses only. Prices vary for bespoke tastings - please see our virtual whisky tastings page for more information.
For up to 10 VIP guests, our Whisky Collection offers the ultimate in Christmas indulgence. Our Executive Head Chef will personally craft a 5-course Christmas menu based on your preferences, and a ‘wee dram’ of
super-premium whisky will be matched with your dessert. Your guests will be talking about the experience well into the new year.