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Booked this on Burns Night and had a lovely 3 course meal to start with in the restaurant on the 1st floor. Although it's a small room, it didn't feel cramped. The haggis neeps and tatties were tastey and the chocolate torte was so chocolately - really enjoyed the meal. The staff were attentive and it was a nice way to start the evening. After the meal, the whisky tasting took place on the ground floor. We were given 4 whisky samples from 4 regions with good explanations and information about the history and the making of each distinct whisky region. I don't like whisky so was able to sample a mixture of 4 vodka or gin liquers which the pub sold. The lady who was giving the talk was very knowledgable and it was a really enjoyable night. A 5th whisky was given at the end depending on which region you preferred so it was good value for money.
We had a really good night. Normally not big alcohol drinkers but we were interested in the cuisine. The restaurant was small and quaint. Very welcoming. The meal and the service were superb. After our meal we sat at another table for the whiskey tasting. It was very relaxed (that was even before the whiskey!) and informative and the tots of whiskey were a good size. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole night and would definitely recommend this on a weekend "to do" list.
If you are really into your whisky's then do this. The guide knew his whisky's inside and out, he was amazing. We also ate at an organic restaurant which was a welcome and wonderful surprise (we mostly eat organic when at home) and the food was SUPURB! Can not recommend this tour highly enough.
This was an amazing experience and I'm so glad I signed up. The (vegan) food was terrific and I learned so much about Scotch Whisky, which was my goal. I was the only person who signed up for that particular evening but Iglu honored my reservation and gave me a wonderful one-on-one tasting experience that allowed me to learn all about the different regions where Scotch Whisky is produced and the different tastes. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about Scotch Whisky or have an enjoyable dining and Scotch tasting experience in a lovely city.
great friendly bar with great food. very interesting and informant whiskey tasting experience. would definitely recommend.
Fantastic dinner and the restaurant really focuses on using local food and even specify in their menu where it all comes from. A really informative whiskey tasting. If you like scotch, give it a try. The scotch tasting was very educational and intimate and we enjoyed talking with the locals there in the bar area. Our only complaint is that it was a little pricey.
This was definitely a highlight of our trip. We loved the restaurant, its location, and the fact that it was non-touristy. The ambiance was perfect, the food was wonderful, and the staff very friendly. The restaurant really focuses on using local food and even specify in their menu where it all comes from. The scotch tasting was very educational and intimate and we enjoyed talking with the locals there in the bar area. I highly recommend this activity.
This was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. Rebecca was very knowledgeable and the food was REALLY good. The ambience was wonderful and I appreciate their emphasis on local foods and fresh foods. I honestly can't do this place justice with words. It was an experience to be had! I definitely will be making a trip back to Iglu...as soon as I go back to Edinburgh ;)
This was a lot of fun! It is a very personalised experience, unlike most touristy things to do in Edinburgh. The meal very delicious, very gourmet and interesting. After your meal a whisky tutor sits down with you and talks about each whisky that you taste. We tried 4 types and talked about the taste, strength, nose etc, and also learned about the region each was from and how they were made. The best part about the night was the staff. Both our tutor and our waiter were really fun, and we even met the chef!
Me and my girlfriend had best whisky tasting experience . Food was lovely .
It was a really lovely evening. We were warmly greeted on arrival and the evening was explained to us clearly. The meal was absolutely beyond compare, and our host for the whiskey tasting was friendly, knowledgable and fun. We had the best time ever.
We loved the dinner and whisky tasting, it was a bit confusing about when we were suppose to do the whisky tasting, but once explained, you eat first and then someone comes up and does a one on one and goes over the each of the whiskeys with you from the different regions. It was a great evening.
While there was some initial confusion since our information from Viator gave conflicting times for the reservation, the staff at the restaurant gave us exceptionally good service and outstanding attention. They acccommodated us even though we showed up 3 hours early because of the mis-information provided on the Viator confirmation. The meal was outstanding and the whiskey tasting informative and fun. The only small disappointment was that we were not part of a larger group, but actually the only people participating in the tasting. It may have been more fun if the group had been larger, but the restaurant was absolutely wonderful to us. I would definitely recommend this experience to others. Food was EXCELLENT! Restaurant is actually quite a distance from the city center, so it was a do-able, but long, walk.
We booked this online from the U.S. having never been to Scotland so we weren't sure what to expect. We were not disappointed. The food is some of the best we've had anywhere in the world. Beautifully presented and delicious. The whiskey tasting done by Miriam at the end of the meal was a delight. She was very well informed and we had a really great time. I highly recommend this if you want a quiet, leisurely delicious meal - or course it was a Sunday night, so it may not be all that quiet during the week.