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56 North

2 West Crosscauseway www.fiftysixnorth.co.uk 0131 662 8860 If you’re looking to sample the very best of Scottish gins, try 56 North – its cocktails are the stuff of dreams. (It also runs tasting mas...
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The Whiski Rooms

4 North Bank Street www.whiskirooms.co.uk 0131 225 1532 Climb the Playfair Steps to the top of the Mound and reward yourself for your efforts with a visit to this award-winning whisky bar and restau...

Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk 0131 220 0441 If you don’t fancy travelling for a distillery tour, you can still enjoy the whisky tastings in the heart of the city centre at the Scot...
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Scotch at the Balmoral Hotel

1 Princes Street www.roccofortehotels.com 0131 524 7142 If walking tours are not your thing and you don’t feel like investing a day in a distillery, the Balmoral’s whisky oasis is a great spot to ga...
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Glenkinichie Distillery

Pencaitland, Tranent www.discovering-distilleries.com 01875 342 012 A trip to the Glenkinchie Distillery on the outskirts of town is a good way to escape the Festival madness and see how a classic L...
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The Bow Bar

80 West Bow www.thebowbar.co.uk 0131 226 7667 Straightforward, old-fashioned and boasting a selection of over 300 single malts, The Bow Bar is a great place to experience Scotland’s golden nectar – ...
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Lovecrumbs

155 West Port www.lovecrumbs.co.uk 0131 629 0626 If it’s cake you crave, cake is what you’ll get at this delightful café: fluffy, blissful, indulgent, homemade cake. Adventurous flavours, such as rh...

Cuckoo’s Bakery

150 Dundas Street www.cuckoosbakery.co.uk 0131 556 6224 Pastel tones and a cosy atmosphere create the perfect backdrop to enjoy Cuckoo’s outrageously popular cupcakes. Try the mystery special cupcak...
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The Chocolate Tree

123 Bruntsfield Place www.choctree.co.uk 0131 228 3144 Edinburghers have long flocked to this charming artisan café in Bruntsfield to get their chocolate fix – so much so that you’ll very likely hav...
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Brew Lab

6 College Street www.brewlabcoffee.co.uk 0131 662 8963 Just a stone’s throw from George Square, this is the ideal spot to nip into before, during or after a busy day of catching shows. It serves som...