About The Whisky Shop

The Whisky Shop was founded in 1992 when we opened our first shop in Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall. Today, The Whisky Shop is the largest specialist retailer of whisky in the UK with 20 shops across the UK, a boutique in Paris and an active online shop.

 

The first branch of The Whisky Shop – Edinburgh's Princes Mall, 1993
The first branch of The Whisky Shop – Princes Mall (now Waverley Mall), Edinburgh (1993)


 

At The Whisky Shop, we offer customers a unique shopping experience where they can browse (and in some cases sample) a range of over 400 different whiskies, including many independent bottlings, releases exclusive to The Whisky Shop, single cask expressions, a wide range of international whisky, great gift items and allocations of the rarest and most desirable limited releases.

 

The Whisky Shop London – Piccadilly in 2016
The Whisky Shop London – Piccadilly (2016)


 

Our mantra is ‘unlocking the mystery of whisky.  By that we aim to un-complicate the apparently complicated, speak plain language and deliver excellent service to our customers. From single malts and blends, to grain and world whiskies, our staff are here to help you find the right whisky for you.

 

The Whisky Shop, Inverness (2018)
The Whisky Shop Inverness (2018)


 

In addition, we publish a quarterly magazine, Whiskeria, in which we feature new and existing whiskies and provide comment and guidance to readers and prospective purchasers.  The magazine is one of the leading publications in its field with a readership in excess of 120,000.

 

Whiskeria - The Official Magazine of The Whisky Shop
Whiskeria – the official magazine of The Whisky Shop


 

With its origins in The Glenkeir Club established in 2006, our customer club has grown from a handful of members to today’s incarnation as The W Club, with thousands of members across the country and more abroad. Members of The W Club receive a range of benefits including discounts in store and online, free whisky tastings, a free subscription to Whiskeria, access to online auctions, special members-only whiskies, and much more.

 

Members of The W Club at an exclusive tasting event (2018)
Members of The W Club at an exclusive tasting event (2018)


 

While there are many drinks retailers out there, The Whisky Shop seeks to be unique, different and interesting. This is the place to come to find something you really cannot get anywhere else. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or a treat for yourself, you’ll find it at The Whisky Shop.