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Drink Scotch like a Pro during a Whisky Tasting & Lesson

1 hour
From $19.00
Group size
Up to 25 people

Learn how to sip Scotland’s national drink during a whisky tasting led by an Edinburgh guide.

Pour yourself a dram of Scotch—that’s what the locals call a glass of the liquor—and join local guide Neil for a live whisky tasting. (P.S.—The Scots drop the e in whisky!). You’ll learn about the aroma, character, and flavors of three premier single malt Scotch whiskies during this whisky class. Neil will chat about which regions make the country’s best Scotch. That way, you’ll know which brand to buy the next time you’re at the store. You’ll also discover how uisge beatha (that’s Gaelic for whisky) goes from barley in a field to golden whisky in your glass. The whisky-making process is just as interesting as the liquor itself. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between single malt and blended whiskies, you’ll come away from this whisky course knowing the answer to that question, too! During this experience, Neil will also share his whisky tasting tips so you know the do’s and don’ts of drinking Scotch. First, you’ll learn about nosing and how to distinguish the different aromas found in a great whisky. Then, it’s on to sipping! Trust us, whisky tasting is an art form. Neil will explain how to taste whisky so you can better understand the taste of the drink when it hits your palate. Learning the notes of each of the three whiskies means you’ll be able to better savor the flavors from the first sip through the last drop. End your whisky tasting class by asking Neil questions to learn a bit more about your favorite single malt whisky from a certified local expert.

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • Glenkinchie whisky
  • Lagavulin whisky
  • Balvenie DoubleWood whisky


Overall rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 9 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Great experience! Neil rules!
06/22/20 by Clinton

The entire session was a blast! Neil was an excellent host: knowledgeable, funny, charismatic, and friendly. He had a great presentation and answered questions thoroughly. I hope to buy him a dram in Scotland some day!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/25/2020

Hi Clinton! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed this Escape with Neil. We would love for you to join us on one of our tours of Scotland, so we can all do a Scotch tasting tog...

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Super fun!
06/21/20 by Brian

Super knowledgeable guide! Alot of fun and learned some new stuff! Good excuse for day drinking! Definitely trying some other virtual experiences with go ahead tours!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/25/2020

Hello Brian! A virtual class is successful when two things happen: a) you learn something new and b) you have a lot of fun! We are happy that we checked both boxes and can't wait f...

Whisky tour
06/21/20 by Ronald

Good coverage of the topic. I was in Scotland 2014 and went to a small brewery near Stirling that produced single malt scotch. They had a presentation room and covered similar topics. The whisky they had was all produced by t...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/25/2020

Hello Ron! It's great to hear that this Escape offered a lot more variety than your previous experience and that it led to you learning even more about scotch. Thank you for joinin...

Now I Know!
06/21/20 by Linda

Thanks to Neil, I know more about whisky!! Understanding the difference between the malt whisky and how to look at the "legs" helps to find your favorite to enjoy. Can hardly wait to visit Scotland!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/25/2020

Hi Linda! We would love to travel with you to Scotland once it's safe to travel again. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this Escape and your host Neil. Take care!

Getting ready

How do I participate?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join, you’ll meet your host as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

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