DISTILLED FESTIVAL LONG WEEKEND – awaiting dates for 2020

Thursday  September,  the tour starts at 9am in Glasgow, as we head north, drop into Edradour Distillery, a tour, followed by lunch (own expense) at The House of Bruar – the Harrods of the north, excellent food served quickly! From here north to Elgin and our hotel The Mansfield. Free time here before – a grand educational Whisky Experience with Vic Cameron. Learn about the Barley sourcing, wee stories and methods of the whisky industry, Vic worked with Diageo for 25 years and is very, very entertaining and knowledeable.

Friday  September – today we have the festival event – but we start with a wee bit of blending this morning, as we head to Strathisla Distillery for the Chivas Blending Experience Tour – duration: 2 hours 15 minutes  – You will begin by touring Strathisla Distillery to discover how the single malt at the heart of Chivas Regal is made. You then taste some special drams and the opportunity to create your own blend in the style of Chivas Regal and  take away a small bottle of it to impress your friends. From here time for lunch at Glenfiddich Distillery (own expense, no tour). With a break from dedicated whisky, we travel north of Elgin to Duffus Castle (ruin), where we take a dram and discover some Scottish history at the castle. Returning to the hotel for a wee relaxation before the evening event. We then have tickets for evening session at the whisky festival at Elgin Town Hall. Overnight at the hotel.

Saturday  September,  along to Glenlivet Distillery to tour and visit The Guardians’ Library. You will be pointed in the direction of a secret door, which only opens to Guardians (you will all need to register free with Glenlivet). Inside, dram in hand immerse yourself in the world of the one that started it all. “The Guardians’ Library is a great place for reflection, relaxation and enjoyment of a dram. ). We will call in at Dalwhinie Distillery to allow time for a tasting of your own choice (and payment), with lunch in Pitlochry – we know a few good pubs.  Overnight in Perth, why not meet us in Paul’s local pub?

Sunday September,  one final distillery, Tullibardine tour and tasting 5 superb drams.   Our day comes to an end heading down back to Glasgow –  city or airport.

 from £799 (4 star luxury hotel) per person sharing, based on a group of six guests.

from £995 (4 star luxury hotel) per person sharing, based on a group of four guests.

The tour can be added to, or incorporated into a longer tour, we’re delighted to help- it’s your own personal tour …. just ask for details:  liz@whiskytours.scot