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Cadenhead's

172 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DF, Scotland
+44 131 556 5864
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Book the tasting in the evening

I am so glad I started off my trip to Edinburgh and Scotland with a booked tasting at Cadenhead's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica H
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Greenville, South Carolina
The est whiskey shop in Ediburgh

What a find! They let you taste and buy straight out of the casks here. Then you get a custom... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
david h
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Ocala, Florida
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172 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DF, Scotland
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+44 131 556 5864
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad I started off my trip to Edinburgh and Scotland with a booked tasting at Cadenhead's! Josh was great in giving us information both about Cadenhead's and whisky more generally. The info made all us appreciate and ask better questions at distilleries...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find! They let you taste and buy straight out of the casks here. Then you get a custom label for your bottle. They offer 3 sizes. This make a great momento or gift. Staff was very helpful.

Thank david h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended to go here by some friends and was very impressed with my experience. The staff are very knowledgeable when it comes to their products and all whisky in general. They're very patient and not stingy at all when you want to try...More

Thank whisky g
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Best place for artisanal (and others) whiskies in Edinburgh! Definitely worth spending one or two hours in this place.

Thank Danilo N
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This shop specializes in independent bottling of single malt scotch. What the means is that you have access to a lot of whisky that doesn't normally make its way to the public, especially abroad. The staff was amazingly helpful. Because they bottle the scotch, there...More

Thank Eshoup1
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Just came across this as we strolled down the Royal Mile. Great place to visit and buy whisky. The guys are very friendly, helpful and obviously knowledgeable about whisky. No hard sell - they're just happy to talk them you about whisky. Lots of recommendations...More

Thank WoodyMJL
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Everywhere it seems in Edinburgh you trip over a shop selling whiskeys. This one is so different. The staff know there stuff, they aren't pushy nor are they pretentious. The young man was kind and attentive and really answered our questions. I ended up purchasing...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stopped in at Cadenhead during our walk up the Royal Mile... the selection and knowledge of the staff was amazing. We were able to try a couple of samples and even though I had just come from Islay I ended up buying a couple...More

Thank Kayley N
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Visited Cadenhead's establishment en route to Edinburgh Royal Mile and was blown away by the exceptional service received. The associates were very informative, professional and friendly. My husband was in "whiskey heaven".

Thank DulceHeartSF
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Okay, this shop is not your usual tourist hotspot with free tastings for the masses and sales people simply trying to get your money. It's a wonderful little establishment run by serious-minded, yet personable and helpful single malt aficionados. They're very knowledgeable and truly do...More

Thank REITseller
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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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jmgeorgia3
What is the cost of a tasting? We are a group of 8 friends traveling together and would love to book a tasting. It would be for Saturday August 5, our only free afternoon, if possible. Thank you for your reply.
7 January 2017|
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Response from ImTropical | Reviewed this property |
When my husband and I visited their store last year we did a private tasting you can do after store hours (you have to reserve a spot though). Unfortunately, I forgot how much it was per person. We were able to taste 6 types... More
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