Day 1 The fun starts in Inverness with a dram in hand we whisk you away. Our first first stop offers a choice of hundreds of whiskies in Fiddlers Restaurant/whisky bar on Loch Ness. We then visit Glen Ord and Dalmore, two very different distilleries both in the tours and the taste. Then check in to Kincraig Castle Hotel, a lovely traditional place we love.
Kincraig Castle Hotel, an award-winning 4-star country house 25 minutes from Inverness. For centuries, the home to the Clan MacKenzie, it stands in 10 acres of highland countryside with views towards the Cromarty Firth & the Black Isle – ideal for that lazy dram. The snug has over 100 malts and craft beers.
Day 2 Balblair and Glenmorangie Distilleries are highlights of today, although five minutes apart they are both different, Balblair heavily featured in the movie The Angels Share whilst Glenmorangie are adding new stills to their existing still house. An impromptu whisky tasting en route today at a scenic location, time for lunch locally. Overnight Kincraig again.
Day 3 We drive south through the Black Isle to Elgin where we visit Glen Moray Distillery, one of our favourites and the drams incredibly well priced. Then we take you to Gordon McPhail for a private whisky tasting and a bit of shopping. Tonight stay at The Mansfield Hotel, Elgin with hundreds of whiskies behind the bar and a fabulous private collection of the owner.
Day 4 We return to Inverness – options available depending on your departure time.
Perfect for small groups, upgrades possible.