The biggest! The smallest! The highest! The oldest! Discover the art of whisky production on this trip through some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes. Visit the distilleries and also learn about Scottish history, culture, geography and music.
We journey through beautiful Perthshire and Speyside learning about (and tasting!) Scotland's most famous export – 'uisge beatha', the water of life!
Day 1 - From your hotel/pickup point we travel to the oldest distillery in Scotland - Glenturret. Then to the smallest distillery, Edradour and then on to the highest in the land at Dalwhinnie. Overnight stop in the Cairngorms National Park.
Day 2 - Into Speyside and a visit to the Speyside cooperage to see the barrel-making process before heading the largest distillery in Scotland at Glenfiddich before returning to your hotel/drop-off point through the Cairngorms National Park.
From your hotel/pick-up, sit back, relax and enjoy the view as Mark introduces you to Scotland, its history and culture as we journey towards our first distillery - Glenturret, the oldest distillery in Scotland, near Crieff. Here we take a tour amongst the beautful Perthshire hills before heading off towards the next venue, Edradour (the smallest distillery in Scotland). Don't worry about Edradour being 'small' - it punches well above its size! The delightful small spa town of Pitlochry is close by and we may be able to spend some time here with its shops and coffee-houses. We continue morth after this, towards the Cairngorms National Park and the highest distillery in the land, Dalwhinnie. We have another tour and tasting here in this wild and remote part of the Cairngorms National Park which will emphasise the differences in the taste distilleries can achieve by the subtle blending of very simple ingredients and the water peculiar to each location. Fully satisfied, it's time now to head towards our overnight accommodation in the Cairngorms National Park.DAY 2
After waking up with a clear head and enjoying a hearty Scottish breakfast we head into the most famous whisky-producing area in Scotland, and a name inextricably linked with it - Speyside. There are 50 or so distilleries, some of the most famous in the world, near the river Spey and in Strath Spey. The taste of whisky is defined by the cask it is matured in and a visit to the Speyside Cooperage is a must for whisky afficionados, so this is where we head this morning. Find out about this ancient art and the truth behind the 'blackening'! We then travel a short distance to the largest and possibly most famous, distillery in Scotland - Glenfiddich - a brand which is found in all corners of the world and forever shouts 'Scotland!'. Following this tour we make our way south on a scenic drive through the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, back to your hotel/drop-off point.
Providing luxury small (3, max 4 persons) group tours of Scotland in the comfort of our Landrover SUV, our mission is to provide a personal, enjoyable and informative holiday never to be forgotten, making the most of your precious time in this beautiful country. Day and multiday tours available from Inverness and Invergordon. Multiday tours available from Glasgow/Edinburgh. Pre-planned tours are available to view on the website or bespoke tours planned your requirements. Airport and cycle transfers (e.g. Land's End -John O'Groats and the NC500/NE250) all over Scotland available too.
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