The Glasshouse, YTL Hotels’ five-star hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh, invites guests to sample a selection of Scotland’s most prestigious whiskies with a two-night Elite Whisky Experience. Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most popular destinations for enjoying a dram or two of this national drink, The Glasshouse provides the ideal backdrop for the whisky connoisseur looking to further their journey in sampling and better understanding high-profile and unique Scottish whiskies.
The signature Elite Whisky Experience takes the grandest suite – the lavish Islay Suite – and gives guests a 2-night stay in vast accommodations overlooking the historic Calton Hill, in the heart of Edinburgh’s city center. The stay begins with a dram of whisky from the Islay region to whet the appetite, warming up in The Snug or enjoying the sunshine on the hotel’s vast rooftop garden.
Following arrival, guests can dine on a 7-course whisky tasting dinner, which, weather dependent, can be experienced on the rooftop garden or enjoyed in-room for a more intimate dining experience. The accomplished hotel chefs have worked tirelessly to create a delicious menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, with a carefully selected whisky served alongside each course. The following day, guests will embark on a personal-guided bespoke distillery tour incorporating their chosen distillery and a 3 course dinner in the Snug.
The Glasshouse prides itself on its collection of 17 luxurious suites, all named after their own local whisky distillery or region including Macallan, Dalwhinnie and Glenfiddich, perfectly paired with the hotel’s exclusive selection of almost 150 Scotch whiskies. Drinks can be enjoyed whilst cozied up in front of the fireplace in the recently refurbished Snug or admiring the sweeping views of famed Calton Hill on the two-acre rooftop garden. The knowledgeable team at the hotel, including Ken Hanley, the Glasshouse Hotel’s whisky ambassador, can guide guests through their choices or create bespoke cocktails for the individual. When not sampling the whisky, guests can explore the historic city of Edinburgh on the hotel’s doorstep or tuck into a picnic of Scottish delicacies specially prepared for the rooftop garden.
Whether a whisky pro or novice, The Glasshouse is the ideal place to begin a journey into this historic drink, sampling some of the country’s best offerings, whilst enjoying delectable food and sumptuous accommodation. Rates for the Elite Whisky Experience start at £2,500 based on two guests for a two-night stay.
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