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The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience's stunning events suite has now been crowned as 'Best Unique Venue' at The Scottish Event Awards

Slàinte mhath! We have been welcoming Whisky lovers to our historic home on Castlehill for 30 years, but an appreciation for Scotland’s national drink isn’t required to enjoy our stunningly unique Corporate and Private Dining Venue. Hosted by our award-winning in-house ‘Amber Restaurant’ team, your guests can expect superb food, friendly but efficient service, and a stunning location comprising five diverse events spaces over 3 floors.

Fabulously Scottish Private Dinners

For a memorable Gala Dinner of up to 80, our Castlehill Room, complete with stained-glass window, and stunning whisky-inspired installations is a spacious yet intimate location. For up to 18, our Blender’s Room is a luxurious re-imagining of a Master Blender’s sample room, and also benefits from a stunning Edinburgh view. Our talented chefs can provide a menu to suit every palate, with fine wines (and whiskies) to match. Don’t forget that your group can enjoy a Whisky tour or tutored tasting before they dine -enhancing your evening without the need to source additional entertainment.

Conferences and Team Building with Spirit

Our stunning, well-equipped, naturally lit rooms both have convenient and comfortable ‘break-out’ spaces. With exceptional food and an unbeatable central location, we have everything you need for a successful meeting.

Our status as a leading Attraction offers a plethora of stimulating activities that can be built into your event, allowing you to combine business and leisure in a way that will enthuse and inspire. Why not opt to stimulate the senses with a tour, a private whisky tasting delivered by one of our expert tutors, or even the opportunity to create your own blended whisky in our ‘blend your own’ masterclass?

Unforgettable Private Dining for 10

For Edinburgh’s ultimate intimate dining experience, treat your guests to a five-course feast amid the soft glow of ‘The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky’. If your numbers exceed 10, this wonderful space is still available for a private viewing or tasting, and numbers of up to 18 may be accommodated for dinner in our beautifully refurbished Blender’s Room.

All private diners may be welcomed beforehand in our stunningly modern McIntyre Gallery, with its beautiful bars, displays, and unparalleled Edinburgh views.

Deliciously Informal Group Dining

Our informally elegant Amber Restaurant, with its cosy nooks, half-moon windows, and stunning Whisky Bar, offers a delightfully casual dining experience for your group to unwind, enjoying innovative yet dependably delicious modern Scottish cuisine, paired with Whiskies if required.

Unforgettable Wedding Receptions

The Scotch Whisky Experience makes for a truly unique and memorable Wedding Breakfast location, with dining in our impressive Castlehill Room followed by dancing in the informality of our Amber Restaurant, reserved exclusively for your guests. Being photographed in The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky is just one of many highlights.

City Centre

0.4 Miles


The Scotch Whisky Experience
354 Castlehill
The Royal Mile

Venue Details

Maximum capacities

  • Theatre 80
  • Classroom 45
  • Banquet 80
  • Reception 125
  • Boardroom 30
  • The Blender’s Room 18

General information

  • Disabled Access Yes Yes
  • Outdoor Grounds No
  • WiFi Yes
  • Parking No


  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017, The Scotch Whisky Experience and Amber Restaurant
  • VisitScotland 5* Visitor Attraction 2017
  • Amber Restaurant - Business and Finance Awards - Best Restaurant and Bar 2017
  • Scottish Event Awards - Best Unique Venue - winner 2016
  • The Business Awards - Best Private and Corporate Events - winner 2016
  • Bookatable 'Best Restaurant in Edinburgh' 2016 for Amber Restaurant
  • Distillery Experience 'Best Retail Experience' 2016 for The Scotch Whisky Shop


  • ASVA
  • Marketing Edinburgh
  • Eat Scotland
  • Whisky Bars of Edinburgh