We love what we do!

We take you on relaxed, escorted whisky tours, exploring as many Scottish distilleries as you wish.  For those of you who believe you shouldn’t add anything to whisky, we believe you should – FUN!   Our guests tell us our tours are an experience to remember, not just whisky tours.  We’ve extensive knowledge and contacts in the industry, so why not come and enjoy the best of Scottish hospitality from the moment you arrive, until your final dram – you drink, we drive!

Who We Are

Paul has a background in advertising and marketing, owning advertising agencies before working in tourism. Having discerning taste buds and a wealth of information on the very best places to visit and the secret and hidden ones too, his passion for Scotland and extensive knowledge in the whisky world make him an ideal driver/guide. (He even make’s history interesting, says Liz!)

Liz the organiser and brains, however it was only a few years ago she stopped making hot toddies and realised whisky’s true value. She now appreciates the perfect dram and if it passes Liz’s “whoo hoo” test, it’s a winner!

A dynamic duo best friends, who together are perfect hosts and you’ll soon feel like family, as they share the secrets of Scotland, home to some of the finest whiskies in the world.

Scots are well known for their warmth and enthusiasm and you’ll find that both of them ensure you share their love for the country and their passion for delicious drams.  Arrive a guest, go home a friend!

Who else is on board ….

Paul Liz and Charlie

Paul McLean & Liz Gillespie discuss their Scottish whisky tours with renowned whisky expert Charles MacLean

Strathisla distillery tour

Liz and Paul at Strathisla Distillery in Speyside – aptly named “after a little too much research and development!”

We’re incredibly fortunate to have Derek driving some of our Speyside whisky tours.  He’s a real expert in his field, a true Scottish gent, having spent nearly 30 years with Gordon & McPhail. Derek, now in retirement loves nothing more than showing our guests around the distilleries in Speyside, sharing his passion over beers and drams.

Ron Whytock, one of our tour guides

Ron, bless, based in Perth, he’s been working for us for years taking small groups around Scottish distilleries, pubs – you name it, he’ll find it for you!  Ron knows Scotland really well and like Paul, is passionate about his country.  He has been know to partake of a dram or two!

Vic, words fail me. Having spent over 25 years with Diageo one of Vic’s favourite pastimes is hosting private whisky schools for us and sharing his expert knowledge about Scottish drams.  I don’t know how he does it but he makes barley really exciting!  Why not ask us about a whisky school as part of your Scottish whisky tour, a really pleasant way to learn about the perfect dram.

Mark Burgess, an excellent Scottish driver

Mark has driven coach tours for us in Scotland and Ireland, he also drive/guides small tours in both countries, a true Scot currently living in Belfast.

In a past life he transferred to the RCT when his British Army Regiment joined the Gordon Highlanders. Former Infantry at Queens Own Highlanders, he hails originally from Speyside, so he knows his way around whisky distilleries, he should do, his dad worked in one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Whytock, one of our tour guides having fun

Ron, one of our beloved tour guides likes to have fun, as you can see!

Liz in Spain

Liz in Spain having just fallen down a coconut tree – don’t ask!!

Liz in Spain

Mark saving us his drivers share drams for later!