Culture Vultures, First Timers, Food & Drink, Night Hawks
A professional guide will tell you about how the process starts, how the industry grew, and about the colourful characters and intriguing stories that helped make the Scottish whisky industry the finest in the world.
Join this tour for a unique Underground Whisky Tasting in the Old Town vault of The Lost Close. The Whisky 101 is the perfect introduction, where you can sample whiskies from the major whisky producing regions in Scotland. The talented guides take you on a memorable whisky adventure in this very special venue.
The Underground Whisky Tasting includes 4 whiskies from 4 different distilleries.
For the more experienced whisky connoisseur, there are two whisky tasting options:
Intermediate Level – 4 drams of rarer, older, and more unusual whiskies, that you will not come across anywhere else or older versions of whiskies you may have seen in reputable whisky shops.
High End Whiskies – 5 drams of top shelf whisky, the kind you would pine over in the shop, but possibly would not consider buying for yourself. Now is your opportunity to try it!
Underneath Edinburgh’s Old Town, there are streets from the past that over the years have been rediscovered and some turned into special venues. The Lost Close was discovered during excavation work in 2019. It was originally the vault for the first purpose-built bank in Scotland. After, it turned into a prison for approximately 200 years. Today, during your Underground Whisky Tasting – Whisky 101, you can see the stone walled space beneath the old courthouse. It is certainly the perfect backdrop for storytelling accompanied with a wee dram!
Enjoy this experience with our trusted partners: The Lost Close