Women in Whisky

Created with Sketch. The Lost Close, Barrie's Close, Edinburgh, UK
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1hr 30mins

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Were you aware that women have been at the forefront of brewing? This has been the case for thousands of years, and it continues with innovations in the distilling industry today. It’s high time to bring these stories to light! Come and join one of our expert female guides for an evening filled with tales of the historic Women in Whisky

Listen to the fascinating stories set in the unique underground vault of The Lost Close, right in the heart of Old Town. Enjoy 4 or an option of 5 drams of whisky, each with a distinct story of the women that made these whiskies what they are today!

The Lost Close: Explore one of the city’s underground vaults

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 Women in Whisky visit, you can see the stone-walled space beneath the old courthouse. It is certainly the perfect backdrop for an evening of whisky tasting and storytelling.


  • Join the expert female guide and celebrate the women who made whisky what it is today
  • Experience the underground vault with its stoned walls, a perfect backdrop for whisky tasting & storytelling
  • Taste 4 different whiskies, each with a separate story of the women who were at the forefront of what it is today
  • Visit the newly discovered vault of The Lost Close in the Old Town


  • 1hr 30min Women in Whisky; whisky tasting & storytelling
  • 4 drams of whisky (optional: 5 whiskies)
  • Expert guide

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. The Lost Close, Barrie's Close, Edinburgh, UK
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