SCOTCH at the Balmoral
The Balmoral has long been a byword for sophistication in Edinburgh, so it’s little wonder the luxury hotel has one of the best whisky bars in the city. A landmark in its own right, it has been the first point of call for visitors to the city since it opened as a station hotel for the wealthy in 1902. Thanks to SCOTCH, it is now the first point of call for whisky lovers, too. “With luxurious surroundings and very knowledgeable staff, SCOTCH is a great spot for a night cap with friends visiting the city,” Blair tells Culture Trip. This exuberant whisky bar sports over 500 single malts and blends ranging in age and rarity, covering all of Scotland’s whisky regions.