Jolly Toper Tastings


Welcome to Jolly Toper Tastings!

Here you'll find the musings of the Jolly Toper as well as dates for the infamous Jolly Toper Tastings hosted at the Tollbooth Tavern on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Come have a slurp with the Jolly Toper himself!



March 2014

By jollytopertastings

Check it out – next month sees the 10 year anniversary and celebratory tasting of Jolly Toper Tastings in The Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.



Charity rum tasting

By jollytopertastings

After the success of two whisky tastings for St. Columba’s Hospice Jolly Toper will be doing a rum tasting to further aid the redevelopment of this priceless facility. In short the hospice cares for people in their last weeks or days, a service entirely provided by donation. The details will soon be finalised. Any rum company or private individual who wishes to donate anything to the tasting or raffle/auction can contact myself here or on any of the phone numbers at the Contact Us page.



At last the new program of tastings.

By jollytopertastings

The dates for tastings are now up. This will take us to the end of the year and details of the particular drams to be tried will be posted as the tastings draw closer. We have been adopted by The Kilderkin pub as The Tolbooth has pushed back the time for serving food which makes our tastings impractical. James and his team at The Kilderkin do us proud, James is Mr Rum so look forward to a rum tasting before too long…



tastings a go-go

By patchscotland

Until the end of May 2012 I’m experimenting with a weekly tasting program, sharing the hosting of the nights between The Tolbooth and The Kilderkin pubs and adding a few Friday nights as well as the traditional Thursday nights. Hopefully this will make the events more accessible and not be a case of overprovision. Apparently linseed is good for the liver…..



I can’t take it anymore!

By patchscotland

After years of procrastinating I’m going to announce this site officially open. I could wait another millenia before I’m happy my little baby is complete, so here it is folks, no on-line shop yet and endless tweeks needing to be done, hey ho. Let me know what can be improved but be realistic and go easy on me.



Nearly there!

By patchscotland

After many hours of uploading information the site is as close as it has been to launch. Just a few more ts to cross and is to dot. Not least sorting out the e-mail issue. As a stop gap if you need to contact Jolly Toper use:- The idea of selling whisky and related stuff through the site is tempting but will delay launch. Hmm what to do…



The new website for Jolly Toper Tastings

By steven

Welcome to the new website for Jolly Toper Tastings.  Jolly Toper Tastings is a long-running whisky tasting session at one of the most historic bars in Edinburgh, The Tollbooth Tavern. Tastings typically include five malt whiskies at cask strength chosen either to be part of a theme or representing a more balanced selection of flavours.

The site will act as a point of contact for the business, a reference for the dates and details of the regular tastings and a source of comment and news particularly focused on whisky. During tastings those present get the chance to feed back their thoughts on the drams tried. After each regular tasting a write up will feature an evaluation rating, represented as a percentage, reflecting the group’s enjoyment of the drams. Don’t forget Jolly Toper Tastings host private and hospitality tastings too.