Really whisky is what this place is all about - with vintage malts aplenty, and extensive ranges of various vintages. It's a jolly agreeable place to pop in for a 18-year old Talisker or a 23-year Highland Park or whatever. But it's by no means just for malt buffs. There are a few real ales on hand pumps, and a food menu that also has a strongly Scottish aspect, with a separate dining area at the back of the pub. It's smart, and service is efficient, knowledgeable and cheery. The overall atmosphere is of somewhere that is cultured, sophisticated but accessible.
197 High Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH1 1PE
0131 220 5277
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How to find the Albanach pub
Leave Edinburgh Waverley station by the slope up to Waverley Bridge, and turn left, then carry on ahead and slightly uphill along Cockburn Street until you reach the High Street. The pub is just on your right then.