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Where Michelin star cuisine meets world-class mixology

The Explorers’ Bothy Bar

Come experience STIR, an exclusive collaboration launched with two Michelin-starred team James & Maria Close to combine world-class cocktails with innovative cuisine.


Exclusive to our Explorers’ Bothy bar, this must-try tasting experience serves exceptional whisky cocktails alongside small pairing plates crafted and created by renowned chefs James and Maria Close of the two Michelin Star restaurant, Raby Hunt.


With a new menu available now, be one of the first to enjoy these incredible flavour combinations and have your senses stirred.

Plus, there'll be live jazz music from guest artists from 7-10pm on Fridays & Saturdays while you sip and dine. Drinks only bookings are welcome too. Reserve your table today.

Opening hours

Fridays & Saturdays 6.30pm until late

at the Explorers’ Bothy Bar on the top floor of Johnnie Walker Princes Street, and the last sitting is at 9.30pm.

The menu

Revel in The Four Corners of Scotland distilleries, that masterfully blend together to create Johnnie Walker. Savour four expertly made cocktails, each perfectly paired with delectable small plates inspired by the distinct regional variations of Glenkinchie, Cardhu, Caol Ila, and Clynelish.
Menu is seasonal, subject to change and availability.

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Johnnie Walker Princes Street Spring Blend | Prawn Tostada | Watermelon Spritz

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Caol Ila | Quail Caesar | Cliff Edge Vermouth

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Clynelish | Aguachile Oyster | Coastline Amaro

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Glenkinchie | Beef Tartare | Hedgerow Aquavit

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Cardhu | Apple Creméux | Sparkling Orchard Wine

Explorers' Bothy Bar

Explorers’ Bothy whisky bar offers the most sought-after whiskies from across Scotland, with over 150 special bottles and one of a kind cask editions on offer. You will be taken on a journey to explore and discover new lifelong favourites or bespoke tailor-made whisky cocktails in Edinburgh. Treat your tastebuds and visit us for delicious drams, cocktails and accompaniments with a twist. Advanced booking is recommended.

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Whisky Explorers' tasting experience

Whisky Explorers Whisky Tasting At Johnnie Walker Princes Street
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Whisky Explorers' tasting experience

Taste wonderful Scottish whisky in our Explorers’ Bothy bar. This 60-minute tutored tasting takes you through five extraordinary whiskies, all matured for a minimum of 12 years.

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Stride into our world

Join our community of whisky explorers and stride into the world of Johnnie Walker Princes Street.

Thank You For Choosing To Make Every Sip a Story.

This is just the first step to a whole new whisky experience. We're glad to have you on board. Keep walking.

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