Many travellers prefer bringing a bottle of a local alcohol as a souvenir from their trips abroad for themselves or a gift to their family and friends. This is indeed a great idea under the condition these people indeed drink alcohol.
If you are also looking for such a present, this article will show you the best options to get in Edinburgh.
Malt Scotch whisky
It goes without saying that Scotland has a long tradition of whisky making and whisky consumption. Therefore, any list of the gifts from Scotland absolutely cannot make do without a bottle of this drink burning your mind and sensations.
Edinburgh is a particularly auspicious place for getting a nice bottle of whisky. If you are looking for a truly outstanding beverage, you should pay your attention to The Single Malt Scotch Whisky which is made from malted barley without any additives. Note that Edinburgh is regarded as the homeland of this amazing drink which is now exported all over the worlds, so you really do not want to miss an opportunity of purchasing it while you are staying in the capital of Scotland.
Some of the best places to shop for whisky in Edinburgh is Royal Mile Whiskies located at 379 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PW as well as The Scotch Whisky Experience shop, which can be found at 354 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE.
Cairn O’Mohr Wine
While malt Scotch whisky is undeniably the most iconic Scottish alcoholic beverage to buy, undeniably, not everyone is a devotee of such potent alcohols. If you are looking for a present for someone who loves enjoying something less alcoholic, you should consider getting a bottle of Cairn O’Mohr Wine. It is also a great present for someone who is looking for more exclusive local goods. After all, whisky is one of the top exported goods from Scotland that can be easily found in other countries. This cannot be said about Cairn O’Mohr Wine.
Cairn O’Mohr Wine is known for its unique flavour compositions which are possible due to mixtures of various fruits, herbs, flowers and even leaves. Some of the popular ingredients used for the production of Cairn O’Mohr Wine are raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, brambles and oak leaves. All of the ingredients used in this wine are fresh and gathered locally. They undergo traditional fermentation resulting in wonderful rich flavours.
The price for this drink is also pretty democratic varying between 7 USD and 20 USD. Cairn O’Mohr Wine is sold in different places around Edinburgh including Edinburgh Farmers’ Market at Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EN and Ghillie Dhu at 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD. Note, the latter one is a pub.