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Closes in 4 min: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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My favourite shop with excellent service

Everywhere it seems in Edinburgh you trip over a shop selling whiskeys. This one is so different... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Georgetown, Canada
via mobile
they know their stuff!

We stopped in at Cadenhead during our walk up the Royal Mile... the selection and knowledge of the... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Kayley N
Toronto, Canada
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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

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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

Thank Kayley N
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".

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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

Thank Jim W
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

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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

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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

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy rustic shop located on the Royal Mile close to the Scottish Parliament could not have been more charming or fun. Josh greeted me warmly and as if i were on a whiskey tour, he explained what I might enjoy based on my preferences. He...More

2  Thank James A
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our visit to Scotland was strictly for scotch tasting for my husband birthday - Cadenhead's is a MUST stop!!! We were a given this place from a friend who had visited in the past year - nothing less than outstanding!! the people were nice, informative...More

Thank Dru M
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to get a gift for my husband and after a few questions, the very knowledgeable gentleman who was assisting me gave me three choices that he thought would be good in several price points. The gift was a big hit. Perfect.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

...going anywhere else. ☺ Popped in on my last day of a few days spent in Edinburgh and Speyside, having read many TA reviews I thought it must be worth a visit. Surely it couldn't be as good as people said ??? Yes it could....More

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15 April 2018|
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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