· By Herb Lester

Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop, Edinburgh

Extract from An Edinburgh Companion.

Modest and slightly shabby in appearance, the defining characteristic of this shop is the tang of whisky in the air, large quantities of which sit in the shop’s own casks growing older and more delicious with each passing day. Buy direct from the casks or chose from a large range of bottles – a daunting task for the novice, but ask politely and advice will be forthcoming. Unless a trip to one of the distilleries is in your itinerary, this is as close to the source as you’re likely to get.

Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop
172 Canongate, EH8 8DF
Mon-Sat: 10:30am-5:30pm