Guided whisky tours
in Scotland & Ireland

Sample delicious drams whilst we drive you around distilleries

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  • The REAL Scotland & Ireland
  • Knowledgeable & friendly drivers
  • Stress free, personal tours
  • Tasty local cuisine in friendly places
  • Luxurious and homely accommodation

Whether you feel like a weekend sampling drams or a tour getting right into the heart of our whisky, we’re the people for you. We work with you every step of the way to create a bespoke whisky tour.  We take you to distilleries, arranging tours to suit from beginner to the connoisseur. Have fabulous tastings, whisky dinners and whisky schools.  All transport and accommodation is prearranged, from lovely local guest houses, to 5 star castles – booked by us, with care. With over twenty years of experience and our extensive contacts within the whisky industry ensure you enjoy the best of Scottish & Irish hospitality, from the moment you arrive until your final dram. You drink, we drive!

A review by Ingvar Ronde, authour of the Malt Whisky Year Book  & Keeper of the Quaich

“Hi Paul. Back in Sweden and delighted to find my wonderful lab still recognises me (as does my wife). I think we had a brilliant tour, in fact the best ever, and as always it´s a pleasure being on the roads with you. Apart from being a great companion, you share so much about Scottish history and culture which you know I´m always keen to learn more about. I liked in particular the scenery going from Ballachulish to Tyndrum in Glencoe – a road I´d never travelled before. The best views I´ve ever had in Scotland. Also enjoyed Kilmartin very much. Glad I took pictures of the plates (or signs of what ever you call them) so that I could read them thoroughly later to find out about the very early years of Scottish history. I think we have a solid plan for next year so let´s keep in touch about that. Thanks and speak soon”.   

Ingvar  –

The whole world is changing rapidly.  Small businesses including ourselves, are all being affected by the virus as fear spreads. We have been cancelling and re booking whisky tours for weeks now. We are working from our homes adhering to recommendations given by the Scottish and UK governments.  Once things are better, we can’t wait to start working with you to design the very best tour for you!  If you have any questions relating to current, or a future tour, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Paul Liz and Charlie

Liz and Paul with Charlie MacLean

First time we used MCLEANSCOTLAND we renewed our 10 year wedding vows. They planned the whole vacation. They were honest about what we would be able to see. It truly was a vacation of a lifetime. We renewed our vows in a castle, stayed in the castle and they even came to witness it. It was everything we dreamed about! And we saw as much of Scotland that we could possibly fit in 10 days. Forward five years – we decided to do a whisky tour with them. They did all the driving, so many distilleries, so many laughs, drank so much whisky and had the time of our lives. Our whole trip was truly magical!  There are not enough stars to give Liz and Paul the rating they deserve. Attention to detail, perfect places to stay in, awesome suggestions on where to visit and honest feedback on what could be done. I look forward to a third trip to Scotland. Use Whisky Tours Scotland, you won’t be disappointed. Nicole Miller, USA The best tours ever!! Absolutely perfect. ❤️

Valerie Denny recommends MCLEANSCOTLAND for a tour of the Malt Whisky Trail; Forbes Magazine. Malt Whisky Trail in Forbes Magazine.

TravelDew Article on Whisky Tours by Paul Mclean

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Paul McLean is from Connel on the shores of beautiful Loch Etive in Argyll, Scotland. This ‘West Coast Wanderer’ was raised in a land of natural beauty, complete with a history that can rival pretty much anywhere in Scotland.  An interview with Paul …

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