A superb Dornoch whisky Festival tour blending distilleries, tastings and many whisky events for the fantastic price of £795 per person sharing.  Thursday 25th  – Monday 29th October 2018  includes;  Glen Wyvis,  Balblair, Glenmorangie, 4 nights B&B en suite accommodation,  live music, whisky walking tour – multi venue/taste. A marquee full of whiskies, gins and craft beers, Sunday roast with drams. Blind Whisky Tasting –  single malts & blended whisky, outdoor whisky tasting with bites on this historic coast,

FOR THOSE WITH TIME AVAILABLE AND THE WHISKY DESIRE, CONTACT LIZ; liz@mcleanscotland.com

Thu 25 Oct. Our tour starts meeting you in Inverness and we head directly to Glen Wyvis Distillery, Dingwall. Only opened in 2018, you will be one of the first to visit.   From a green field to a working whisky distillery in just ten months – complete with rare breed sheep and cattle, alpacas, this has to be the most unusual distillery we have been to.  A tour, an education and tasting hosted by Michael Fraser.   Then it’s a wee drive to the coastal town of Dornoch and the Eagle Hotel where you stay 4 nights bed and breakfast, en suite accommodation. Join Liz and Paul (your tour hosts) for a welcome dram at the bar!  ENJOY! Note:  This evening we will take you on a walking whisky tour of Dornoch, however if you wish there are other things to book directly with the Dornoch whisky festival website.  Please let us know.

Fri 6th Oct. start the day by visiting Balbair Distillery – a good tour and taste, sampling the delights of the Vintage Moments Tour.  Taste selected Balblair Vintages chosen at the absolute peak of perfection. Then down to Tain where we will have lunch in a pub on the Dornoch Firth.  Their portions are huge.  Then on to Glenmorangie for a tour and taste, they have the tallest stills in Scotland. Tonight as planned enjoy the music at the pub- see what damage you can do to the bar! Tonight enjoy live music in The Eagle Hotel with real ales and more than 50 malt whiskies available, some locally distilled.  ALTERNATIVELY you can book an event through the Whisky Festival – at your own cost.

Sat 27 Oct. This morning is free time to enable you to book anything you wish with the Whisky Festival, at your own cost!  This afternoon you have tickets for the main event at Dornoch Castle Hotel, your hosts Phil & Simon. A marquee full of whiskies, gins and craft beers from many distilleries, independent bottlers and brewers. Also, local chocolates, savouries, cakes & cheeses to compliment your drams! We provide a ticket to the event, you simply enjoy the event.  This evening enjoy a traditional Scottish Ceilidh in the Dornoch Castle Hotel, ticket included – now starts at 830pm.  Overnight in The Eagle Hotel.​

carnegie whisky cellar Dornoch tasting room

Sun 28 Oct.  Join us for a Sunday Roast at the Eagle with drams to accompany lunch before going to Carnegie Wine Cellars. for a Blind Whisky Tasting – test your nosing skill & compare single malts and blended whisky. You can purchase whisky from his shop any time during the weekend.  Your final night at the Eagle Hotel. If you wish to attend anything through the Whisky Festival, you can purchase tickets for something this evening, maybe?

Mon 29 Oct. sadly we return to Inverness for the conclusion of our Octoberfest!