Article Source: The Real Mary King's Close
First Published: 28 April 2022 11:40
Updated: 28 April 2022 11:52
To coincide with International Whisky Month this May, The Real Mary King’s Close, the five-star visitor attraction tucked underneath Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, is partnering with local whisky experts to host a series of whisky themed tours and tastings.
The Casks and Closes tour will run every Friday and Saturday in May, taking visitors along the underground streets of Edinburgh, a warren of uniquely preserved 17th century buildings while they learn about the city’s love affair with whisky and the history of the spirit. With a tasting session led by a whisky expert, visitors will be given three whiskies to taste, including a specially commissioned bespoke blend created for The Real Mary King’s Close by Edinburgh-based Skene Whisky. The other malts include a 10-year old Cadenhead Single Malt distilled at Tomatin Distillery and a 10-year old Cadenhead’s Cask Strength distilled at Glentauchers-Glenlivet Distillery.
The tour and tasting will last 90 minutes and is priced at £35 per person. Casks and Closes tours will depart at 5:15pm and 5:45pm each Friday and Saturday throughout May.
Tickets can be purchased on the website: https://bookings.realmarykingsclose.com/book/whisky-tasting-tours/156
Paul Nixon, General Manager, Real Mary King’s Close said:
“We are delighted to be raising a dram to International Whisky Month this May. Our work here at The Real Mary King’s Close is to educate and create an immersive experience of Edinburgh’s history and what better way than through the sensation of taste! Our bespoke whisky has been blended by the talented team at Skene Whisky to capture and evoke the spirit of Edinburgh. We have been researching the history of whisky in the city, and our guides will bring the story of the city’s illicit distilling to life through the evocative underground streets of the close.”
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