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Great Whisky Bars in Scotland

Whisky Bars of Scotland

Introduction

Scotland is well known for its whisky, so it’s no surprise that the nation has some of the best bars in the world. The best thing about exploring Scotland’s whisky bars is that you can do so while enjoying a tour of its beautiful landscapes and cities. Here are some of our favorites:



When you’re done exploring the ancient city of Edinburgh, set your sights on its pubs and bars. The two-story bar at Whiski Rooms is full of energy, while it’s also a great place to catch live music.


When you’re done exploring the ancient city of Edinburgh, set your sights on its pubs and bars. The two-story bar at Whiski Rooms is full of energy, while it’s also a great place to catch live music.

It’s also conveniently located in the center of town, so you don't have to worry about trying to find free parking nearby or navigating public transportation options.


Victoria Bar has a laid-back atmosphere and a relaxed outdoor space to enjoy some fresh air after your meal. It’s also home to a famous whisky collection.


If you want to enjoy some whiskey in an atmosphere that is both relaxed and comfortable, check out Victoria Bar. This traditional pub is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. It's a great place to stop by after dinner at one of the nearby restaurants or bars. The whole family will love the laid-back atmosphere here, as well as their outdoor space where you can enjoy some fresh air while drinking your favorite beverage.

The waitstaff at Victoria Bar are experts when it comes to recommending whiskeys based on what kind of experience you're looking for or what kind of food you've just eaten (they'll even let you sample any item before purchasing). They have an excellent collection of single malts from Speyside and Islay regions, which include labels like Ardbeg 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($70), Bowmore Small Batch Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky ($80), and Aberfeldy 12-Year-Old Single Highland Malt

Scotch Whisky ($38).


The Black Cat is our favorite!

2-Intimate and fun and chock full of locals the staff is super and they offer flights of whisky with expertise to back it up. Traditional Scottish music jam sessions are happening all the time. Located on Rose street and hub in Edinburgh for party goers and foodies the black cat won't disappoint. Watch this video Here is our tasting!



If you want to experience the best of Scottish whiskey, head down to the capital for the Glasgow Whisky Festival in 2019.


If you want to experience the best of Scottish whisky, head down to the capital for the Glasgow Whisky Festival in 2019. In addition to tasting workshops and tours, there’ll be plenty of foodie stalls offering moreish accompaniments to your dram – we hear The Cheese Truck makes a mean grilled cheese toastie!

With over 350 whiskies available for tastings, this is one event not to be missed if you love all things whisky.


The Glenlivet distillery itself is located in Speyside, Scotland’s second largest whisky-producing region


The distillery itself is located in Speyside, Scotland’s second largest whisky-producing region, so you can do a little sightseeing here as well as taste some delicious whisky. The area has plenty of beautiful scenery to offer as well as is family-friendly with plenty of activities for children and adults alike.

The Glenlivet Distillery is open all year round; however, if you’re visiting during the winter months from October to April we recommend booking ahead of time due to the high demand during this period.


The oldest whisky bar in Scotland is called the Ben Nevis. If you like the big city character and charm of a local pub with the best whisky The Ben Nevis Bar is it.


We called into The Ben Nevis on a cold afternoon, looking for a cozy place for a quiet drink, and that's exactly what we got. The fire was roaring and the small bar was dotted with just a few punters, chatting and drinking. The staff here is incredibly friendly, and within minutes we were waxing away with the owner and his friend, who turned out to be the designer behind the bar's unique features. As we left we were invited back for the trad session later that evening. The Ben Nevis offers the kind of charm and friendliness you'd expect from rural pubs, much less a boozer on a busy street in Glasgow City Centre. If you're looking to show off Scotland's incredible hospitality, this is the place to take your guests.



This iconic establishment is known for its friendly atmosphere and impressive collection of over 600 varieties of whisky. Try one of their inventive cocktails or opt for the classic whisky sour. You won’t be disappointed! Don't miss the Pot Still for sure


One of the most iconic establishments in Glasgow, The Pot Still has been serving up whisky since 1885. This is one of Britain’s longest-running whisky bars, so you know it’s doing something right!

The friendly atmosphere at this bar sets it apart from other places; even if you don’t have much experience with whisky yourself, this is a great place to start. They have an impressive collection of over 600 varieties from all over Scotland, as well as several excellent cocktails that incorporate their tasty age-old spirits. The classic whisky sour is especially popular—but we recommend trying them all for yourself!


These whisky bars will offer an authentic experience while traveling around Scotland


Whisky bars are a great way to experience the culture of Scotland, especially if you're traveling around and looking for something more than just another pub. Whether you're planning on visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow or any other part of the country, here are some of our favorite whisky bars:

What better place to start than at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's (SMWS) first outpost in Scotland? This venue is where all your dreams come true if you love whisky and want to try something different and out-of-the-ordinary. With over 200 varieties of single malt whisky available behind its bar, there is no chance that anyone will leave this place without finding their new favorite dram!


Conclusion

We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of some of the best whisky bars in Scotland. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a drink with friends, or just want to try something new on your trip, we think there’s something for everyone here.


Thanks for reading and as always remember to enjoy life and savor whisky. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your reading.

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