Scotland whisky tour over 5 days
Day 1 We meet in Glasgow or Edinburgh and drive north into Perthshire, stopping first at Edradour Distillery, where we know Andrew the owner very well, a great tour and taste here. Then along a few miles north for a lunch stop. This afternoon we head into Speyside and a tour/taste at Glenallachie Distillery, the new home of Billy Walker. We stay in Elgin tonight at the Mansfield Hotel, with hundreds of whiskies and great food.
Day 2. Another distillery this morning without a visitor centre, Knockdhu near Huntly. With time taken out for lunch, we move on to Strathisla Distillery for a blending tour, aye, you depart with a wee bottle of your own blend. With some scenic touring en route back to Elgin and your hotel.
Day 3 A final day in Speyside, this morning we take a very private tasting experience at Cardhu Distillery, sampling the Johnnie Walker range in the privacy of the Diageo Library rooms. Time for lunch locally. A smaller distillery next, Cragganmore, still a part of the Diageo collection, we love the tasting room here. Onwards to Grantown on Spey, relaxing at the hotel, or a walk around the wee town. Tonight we have a special hosted whisky dinner, with drams of course, overnight Grantown.
Day 4 Moving back down to Perthshire the first stop is Aberfeldy Distillery for a great tour. Lunch break and down to Tullibardine Distillery, a total range tasting here with a guided tour. Then up to Perth for overnight. Why not join us at Paul’s local pub, meet the locals, drams, beers and murder. All will be explained in the pub.
Day 5 Drive down to Doune, Deanston Distillery for a special tasting experience, drams in the warehouse from the cask, this is new and superb! The day ends in Glasgow, where you stay in a city centre hotel – complete with free drinks! Honest!
From: £1195 per person sharing, based on six guests
From £1395 per person sharing, based on four guests