Cooperage oak cask making home whisky collection

A Week of Whisky – for 2-4 people

This very friendly tour starts in the Scottish highlands sampling the local hospitality on this seven day tour. You will visit five distilleries (or as many as you wish) and The Speyside Cooperage as well as many of our favourite pubs across Scotland. The tour concludes with a whisky masterclass on Edinburgh’s world famous Royal Mile.

Day 1: Arrive into Edinburgh airport, then take your reserved seats on the train from our capital city to Inverness, where you stay in the city centre. Tonight after dinner sample some pubs and meet the locals.

Day 2: A half day trip to Loch Ness and Castle Urquhart by boat. If you like walking, try the River Ness paths.  This afternoon a personal whisky tasting in the whisky shop.  Overnight Inverness.

Day 3: Your driver guide meets you and takes you to Culloden Battlefield where we toast Bonnie Prince Charlie and the clans.  We then drive to Glenfarclas Distillery for a personal whisky tour and several drams including the family cask.  Then on to a great pub in Craigellachie for a couple of flights.  You check into  Elgin where you staying overnight in a hotel which has over 200 bottles of whisky behind the bar.

Day 4: A morning visit to Macallan Distillery for the 6 pillars whisky tour.   A huge investment here with the doubling of production and many new warehouses being built.  Then on to Aberlour for lunch at the Mash Tun.  This afternoon visit Aberlour Distillery to enjoy five, all with a lovely sherry finish.  Overnight Elgin.

Day 5: A morning tour of the Speyside Cooperage, who make and repair casks, still using traditional methods and tools. Then we drive to Glenlivet Distillery, a  guided tour (for Guardians) and warehouse that includes a few drams of course, including the superb XXV. We then drive south to Perth, stopping at Edradour Distillery for a whisky tour and taste.  Overnight Perth where we are based – share drinks tonight!

Day 6: After breakfast we transfer to Edinburgh, so much to see in our capital. We share final drams in our favourite pubs. Overnight Edinburgh.

Day 7: Your final day in Scotland, start with a morning masterclass at the Whisky Experience.  More sightseeing, more shopping, more eating and drinking!

Day 8:  Home – until next time!

Paul and Liz,

““I wanted to personally thank both of you for all your help and expertise in making this tour one of our best holidays. Your partnership and personalities made it seem that we were visiting friends rather than a business relationship.  Without both of you our trip would not have been as memorable.

Jonathan & Lauren