We waited in the basement of the Scotch Whisky Experience, sipping on the most delightful whisky hot chocolate.
When it was time for our tour, we went back to the lobby to begin our tour. A humorous British lad sent us on our way on a theme park style ride to learn about the history and makings of Scotch Whisky. Once finished, he led us to a room to taste four types of whisky – Highland, Lowland, Speyside, and Islay.
He taught us how to drink whisky like a pro – although he advised we should really drink it however we like. It’s about enjoyment, am I right? My personal favourite was the Speyside, but the Islay had a certain amount of smokiness that reminded me of childhood campfires.
After the shots of whisky had warmed our belly’s, our guide took us through a room with the largest collection of whisky in the world. It was impressive to say the least.
Dinner was next. Derek and I sampled a few Scottish favourites, including haggis. Haggis has become a treasured dish for me. I must learn to make it for my Canadian friends!
To finish the night off: dessert with a shot of whisky.
Even though the Scotch Whisky Experience could be regarded as a very expensive and touristy attraction, it was extremely impressive. I am glad we started our Scotland tour with it, as it gave an inside into the cuisine of this wonderful country.
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