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Cadenhead's

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Whisky wonderland

Great selection of hard-to-kind whiskies as well as more well known. Proprietor is extremely... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
EaglesFan19810
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Wilmington, Delaware
Friendly, knowledgeable, entertaining

We went to an after hours whiskey tasting and lesson about Scottish whiskey. The tasting was... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Les M
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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Great selection of hard-to-kind whiskies as well as more well known. Proprietor is extremely knowledgeable and staff are very friendly. They do offer whisky tastings which you need tickets for. Loved the very clever fold-up tables made from the tops of whisky casks.

Thank EaglesFan19810
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Cadenhead's is where you go to learn about Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It is wonderful in so many ways. It is home to Single Malt lovers.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We went to an after hours whiskey tasting and lesson about Scottish whiskey. The tasting was interesting with the descriptions of what to taste for, but the history, comedy, and cultural lessons about Scotland and scotch was pure entertainment. The guide was so amazing conveying...More

Thank Les M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I frequent Cadenhead's quite often for rare, single cask offerings. Their staff is friendly and their selection is incredible. The hidden gem is their Campbeltown Malt which you can bottle yourself for £48 a bottle. The whisky inside is always changing, but it's always a...More

Thank ryan c
Reviewed 4 September 2017

On our visit, my wife and I heard through a local pub called the Bow Bar that we had to check this place out. One of the most amazing places to get your Scotch Whisky! The gentleman we worked with was beyond knowledgeable and we...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding service and an excellent buying experience. I walked in expecting to leave with an independent bottle or something from one of the many casks but ended up leaving with something I didn't expect to. Donald served me and shared excellent knowledge and genuine...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Forget all the other shops selling much if the same for tourists, this is the real thing! A friendly family run shop who know their stuff. Found out things I never knew.

Thank SmithillsMoor
Reviewed 14 August 2017

These folks purchase barrels from distilleries and do the bottling on their own...interesting. I got a lovely bottle of Cadenhead small batch 24 year old...lovely! Tried a few in there and was quit surprised to hear the previous reviewer was refused a tasting with his...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Took my dad here on a trip who had intended to pick something up, after reading glowing reviews. Unfortunately the staff seemed more interested in getting a sale from other customers who might have maybe spent more. When approached for a tasting, the assistant quite...More

1  Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 5 August 2017

As the oldest independent bottler in Scotland, Cadenheads is the go to place for whisky in Edinburgh. Whether looking for yourself, or a gift someone - their selection of rare and unique bottles is outstanding. The staff is really knowledgeable and helpful - if whisky...More

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When my husband and I visited their store last year we did a private tasting you can do after store hours (you have to reserve a spot though). Unfortunately, I forgot how much it was per person. We were able to taste 6 types... More
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