A whisky tour in Speyside not to forget

Arrive into Aberdeen We meet and with a dram in hand travel a short distance to GLENGARIOCH Distillery.  From here we drive along to ARDMORE Distillery for a special tour. With drams outwith the distilleries we head to our lunch stop.   This afternoon wego to the to the upgraded visitor centre at STRATHISLA for tasting and shopping, no tour here,it is stunning. Suitably drammed we head along to Elgin where you stay tonight. Guest house or hotel tell us your choice.

Day 2 The morning we visit GLEN MORAY for a tour and taste, with extra drams if you wish, take our time as the prices are so good the shop beckons. Then we visit Gordon & Macphail for some whisky shopping, even just a browse of their superb shop. We can also arrange a tasting here if you wish (let us know). We then move to Craigellachie and tour the COOPERAGE to see how casks are made/repaired. Lunch time – choose between  The Highlander Inn or Glenfiddich Distillery. This afternoon it is all about MACALLAN as we visit the huge distillery. Return to Elgin again for overnight.

Day 3  After a good breakfast we head further into Speyside, with a special tasting at CARDHU, sample many drams in the private library, a really good experience believe me! After lubrication we feed biscuits to the hairy coo’s! Aye. Then drive to CRAGGANMORE Distillery. Tour and taste here in splendid surroundings.  We then go to  to GLENLIVET DISTILLERY for lunch, followed by a Guardians tour. Maybe some more whisky shopping? Then it’s off to Whisky Castle shop in Tomintoul for a tasting. The day ends at Grantown on Spey, where this evening we have a specially designed whisky 3 course dinner.

Day 4 Och the final day (unless you wish to extend the trip?) After breakfast we drive east dropping in for a tour at GLENFARCLAS Distillery, family owned and some really good drams. From here through the countryside to Huntly, where we stop for lunch. This afternoon under an hour away is GLENDRONACH Distillery where a tour has been arranged. An hour away we end our tour and drop you at an airport hotel, hope you have enjoyed the drams, the craic and the scenery. Come back soon.

THIS TOUR CAN BE QUOTED VIA OTHER AIRPORTS

Arrive into Inverness  Most likely an afternoon arrival, so once we are all aboard we head east to visit BENROMACH for a tour and taste, with extra drams if you wish, let’s take our time here, the prices are so good the shop beckons. If the weather is nice we will head to the beach and share a dram and a bag of crisps! Suitably drammed we head along to Elgin where you stay tonight. Guest house or hotel tell us your choice.

Days 2 and 3 are the same as above.

Day 4  From Grantown we head over to TOMATIN Distillery for a tour. Then up to Inverness for a little  free time in the city and/or history/Outlander – dropping by Clava Cairns with a dram or two, as we blend into Scottish history. Final night at The Star Inn Rooms, Ardersier,minutes from the airport, so a taxi tomorrow is easy and low cost, enjoy your final night here.

Arrive into Glasgow Once all aboard we drive north and make our first stop at EDRADOUR Distillery, friends of ours. Lunch at either Grantown, Aberlour or Dufftown. This afternoon we drop by GLENGRANT Distillery. Suitably drammed we head along to Elgin where you stay tonight. Guest house or hotel tell us your choice.

Days 2 and 3 are the same as above.

Day 4  From Elgin we head over to DALWHINNIE Distillery for a tasting and rest stop. Following the tour/taste we head into Perthshire, stop for lunch and take a tour at TULLIBARDINE Distillery, from here we are an hour away from Glasgow enjoy your final night here.

Arrive into Edinburgh The same as the Glasgow tour except on the final day we head from TULLIBARDINE to Edinburgh Airport or city your choice.

This tour can be adapted to suit your needs and airports. Please ask for details:  paul@mcleanscotland.com