Whisky running – what’s not to like! Come and join us with a 5k jog through the historical city of Edinburgh, and enjoy a whisky waiting for you at the end!

One of our team of professional guides will run with you up the Royal Mile, delving in and out of the various closes and wynds to tell you tales of Edinburgh’s fascinating and quirky history, at a pace to suit the group. It’s not a training session, if you want to go faster we go faster, if you want to go slower, we go slower, so no matter how fit you are, you can enjoy this tour with an active and tasty twist!

The Winter Warmer Tour starts by the flags outside the dramatic Parliament buildings, set in the stunning Holyrood Park, and finishes at the prestigious Scottish Malt Whisky Society on Queen Street in the New Town. This tour is a great way to get an insight into the Capital city and enjoy sampling Scotland’s most famous export.  

The Winter Warmer Tour is ideal for those wanting to maximise the Scottish experience on their visit to Edinburgh, or locals looking for a new way to tour the city.  The tour lasts 90 minutes in total, running for an hour then half an hour of whisky and chat to warm you from the inside as well.  As lovers of whisky, our guides are able to talk you through the distillation process and the differences in tasting whiskies, and the diligent staff at the Scottish Malt Whisky Society will be able to answer your more distilled questions.

Winter Warmer Tour
Tour Price
£ 27.50
per person

Price includes:

  • Duration: approx 90mins
  • 5km running tour around Edinburgh with a trained and knowledgeable running guide
  • High quality technical running t-shirt
  • Souvenir photograph of Edinburgh City
  • EMF Running Tours Water Bottle
  • EMF Running Tours keyring
  • EMF Running Tours drawstring bag
  • EMF Running Tours poncho and hi-vis running vest
  • A whisky tasting at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • A fantastic Edinburgh running experience!

Sights to see on the Whisky Tour

Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street Gardens
Scott Monument, Edinburgh
Scott Monument
The Mound, Edinburgh
The Mound
  • I went on a Winter Warmer Tour with a few friends on Sunday 27th November. James our tour guide was brilliant at bringing Edinburgh's history to life and making me realise that despite living in Edinburgh for over a year now, I knew nothing about it! The whisky tasting after the run was the perfect way to finish the evening. Thanks again, I'll be recommending to friends!

    Mike Christoforou
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the Winter Warmer run and whisky at the end. Different, but very enjoyable. And don't worry, the chat and commentary were faster than they expected you to be running. My first ever running tour, glad it was a good one.

    The Anderson Family
  • On behalf of Carole, Douglas and myself I would like to thank James and the EMF Team for the very kind invitation to join James on the EMF Winter Warmer Running Tour. James made the Winter Warmer Running Tours extremely interesting. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely. We would also like to thank yourselves for the lovely Hi-Vis Running Vests and the Fantastic Goody Bags. Our visit to the Scottish Malt Whisky Society on Queen Street was the perfect finish.

    Nan Mollison
Winter Warmer Tour Edinburgh

Tour Details

  • Tours last approx 90 minutes (including stopping time and whisky tasting).
  • Wear your most comfortable running clothes & trainers.
  • Tours are suitable for ages 10 years & over, but only those over 18 will be allowed to taste the whisky at the end
  • Travel light – the less stuff you bring with you the better!
  • Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your tour starts.
  • Tours may be rescheduled in extreme weather circumstances.
Enjoy a wee dram on our Whisky Tour