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Wonderful place

I was recommended to go here by some friends and was very impressed with my experience. The staff... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
whisky g
Elgin, United Kingdom
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Lobo burguer!

Best place for artisanal (and others) whiskies in Edinburgh! Definitely worth spending one or two... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Danilo N
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172 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DF, Scotland
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I was recommended to go here by some friends and was very impressed with my experience. The staff are very knowledgeable when it comes to their products and all whisky in general. They're very patient and not stingy at all when you want to try...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Best place for artisanal (and others) whiskies in Edinburgh! Definitely worth spending one or two hours in this place.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Danilo N
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This shop specializes in independent bottling of single malt scotch. What the means is that you have access to a lot of whisky that doesn't normally make its way to the public, especially abroad. The staff was amazingly helpful. Because they bottle the scotch, there...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just came across this as we strolled down the Royal Mile. Great place to visit and buy whisky. The guys are very friendly, helpful and obviously knowledgeable about whisky. No hard sell - they're just happy to talk them you about whisky. Lots of recommendations...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Everywhere it seems in Edinburgh you trip over a shop selling whiskeys. This one is so different. The staff know there stuff, they aren't pushy nor are they pretentious. The young man was kind and attentive and really answered our questions. I ended up purchasing...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We stopped in at Cadenhead during our walk up the Royal Mile... the selection and knowledge of the staff was amazing. We were able to try a couple of samples and even though I had just come from Islay I ended up buying a couple...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Visited Cadenhead's establishment en route to Edinburgh Royal Mile and was blown away by the exceptional service received. The associates were very informative, professional and friendly. My husband was in "whiskey heaven".

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank DulceHeartSF
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Okay, this shop is not your usual tourist hotspot with free tastings for the masses and sales people simply trying to get your money. It's a wonderful little establishment run by serious-minded, yet personable and helpful single malt aficionados. They're very knowledgeable and truly do...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Yet again, Caden Head has proved to be my favourite shop in Edinburgh (along with The Elephant House). The owner has the loveliest little Cairn Terrier, Maggie. All the staff are very kind and generous with their time and know so much about whiskey. This...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went to buy a certain whisky. Hours are listed as Mon - Sat, 10AM - 5PM. At 3PM on a Tuesday, they were locked up tight. No sign to explain.More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Easdale C, Manager at Cadenhead's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Very sorry you found the shop closed but the only Tuesday we were closed was the 3rd of January . As we had been open all through the Christmas and New Year period we have to give staff some time off so were closed 1st,2nd...More

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Response from Easdale C | Property representative |
10.30am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday.
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Response from ImTropical | Reviewed this property |
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