It's World Whisky Day on Saturday 21st May and The Real Mary King's Close in Edinburgh has teamed up with local whisky experts to host a series of whisky-themed tours and tastings underneath Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile.
This is something a little bit different from sitting in your usual pub. The new Casks and Closes tour takes visitors along the underground streets of Edinburgh, a warren of uniquely preserved 17th-century buildings whilst learning about whisky and the history of the spirit.
Visitors will be given three whiskies to taste, including a specially commissioned bespoke blend created for The Real Mary King’s Close by Edinburgh-based Skene Whisky. The other malts include a 10-year old Cadenhead Single Malt distilled at Tomatin Distillery and a 10-year old Cadenhead’s Cask Strength distilled at Glentauchers-Glenlivet Distillery.
The tour and tasting will last 90 minutes and is priced at £35 per person. Casks and Closes tours will depart at 5:15 pm and 5:45 pm, including each Friday and Saturday throughout May as part of National Whisky Month.
Tickets can be purchased on the website: https://bookings.realmarykingsclose.com/book/whisky-tasting-tours/156
The Real Mary King’s Close
Warriston's Close, 2, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PG