The Whisky Shop
- Telephone 0131 225 4666
- Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 12.30–6pm.
- Seasonal times Extended during Aug & Dec.
- Website www.whiskyshop.com
Part of a nationwide chain, their size gives them the clout with distilleries that makes their most unique selling point possible: the choice of five casks in store to taste and bottle on the spot, in one of three bottle sizes. Besides this there’s the small matter of 500 whiskies to choose from, including the Whisky Shop’s own-brand Glenkeir Treasures, which incorporates cask strength and particularly old whiskies. The three Edinburgh stores – Victoria Street, Ocean Terminal and Princes Mall – host tastings for members of their scheme, the W Club, which also gives a 10% discount in-store and online.