Whether you're a whisky aficionado or a complete novice, let Absolute Escapes take you on an unforgettable journey around Scotland's world famous distilleries. Our whisky-themed itineraries are designed to provide a wonderful experience for both the whisky enthusiast, and for those that wish to incorporate whisky into a wider tour of Scotland.
Our self-drive tours around Scotland's distilleries are so much more than just a tasting of the "water of life". You will travel through breathtaking scenery, spectacular coastline and past some of the country's most celebrated historical landmarks.
But most importantly, you will experience the best single malt whisky to be found anywhere in the world.
Keen to find out more? Explore our favourite whisky-themed itineraries below ...
Highlands & Islands Malt Whisky Trail - Experience a wonderful tour through Speyside and the magnificent Highlands & Islands. Beginning in Edinburgh with a tour at the Scotch Whisky Experience, travel north into Speyside and the home of Scotland's malt whisky industry. Continue on to the magical Isle of Skye, visiting legendary whisky distilleries and exploring some of the country's finest mountain and lochside scenery.
Speyside Malt Whisky Trail - Travel into the heart of the Speyside malt whisky industry with a journey along the world famous Malt Whisky Trail. Visit the legendary distilleries of Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and The Macallan set within the splendour of the Spey Valley and the magnificent Cairngorms National Park - the largest in the British Isles.
Islay & The West Coast Whisky Trail - A Scotch whisky adventure awaits you in the islands and on the scenic west coast. This island-hopping tour blends incredible scenery with unforgettable wildlife and wonderful single malt whisky for a truly unforgettable holiday. Island hop to the Isles of Arran, Islay and Mull, discovering the secrets of malt whisky making and experiencing unrivalled wildlife.
All of our itineraries are completely flexible, so why not incorporate whisky into one of our other suggested itineraries?
North Coast 500 - visit Scotland's most remote whisky distilleries in the majestic far north. The North Coast 500 offers an unforgettable journey through some of Europe’s most exhilarating scenery, allowing you to visit Old Pulteney Distillery in the former Viking stronghold of Wick, Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain, and much more.
Argyll & Mull of Kintyre - get off-the-beaten-track in Mull of Kintyre, a unique and unexplored corner of Scotland, where you can visit Glen Scotia and Springbank Distilleries in Campbeltown. Here you will discover whiskies with a curious mix of tastes, a defined dryness with a pungency and smoky flavour. In Argyll, discover stunning islands and beaches, charming shore side villages and a land rich in ancient castles and history.