Happy Tours Scotland Speyside Whisky Tour

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April — September

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Scotland is for the production of the finest single malt whisky. Visit some of Scotland’s best known distilleries to enjoy a dram whilst learning some of the secrets that turns those three basic ingredients, barley, water and yeast, into Whisky

Scotland is world-renowned for its production of the finest single malt whisky. Each single malt boasts its unique taste and characteristics, influenced by the wonderful natural spring water so abundant throughout the country. The production methods for each distillery have been meticulously preserved through tradition and their secrets have been guarded through time. Centuries old methods and fine ingredients create subtle differences and intricate flavours which differentiates one malt whisky from another. Visit some of Scotland’s best-known distilleries on Happy Tour’s Speyside Whisky Tour from Inverness and tick them off your “Scotland distillery tours” map. Enjoy the uisge beatha (meaning “water of life” in the Scots Gaelic) and learn about magic used to turn three basic ingredients: barley, water, and yeast, into the finest Scotch single malt whisky.

Speyside, the home of single malt whisky, boasts the greatest concentration of distilleries in Scotland. The abundance of spring water and fertile lands (thanks to the River Spey) makes the region rich in natural ingredients. This is a great starting point for producing the finest single malt whisky, and an even better place for us to start our Speyside Whisky Day Tour!

We leave the rugged Highlands behind, and begin our journey through the lush Spey Valley, passing golden barley fields on our whisky trail, one of the three key ingredients used in the magic of single malt whisky production.

Enjoy a tasting at Cardhu Distillery, which was established in 1824 by former whisky smugglers, John and Helen Cumming. In the days of the couple’s illicit distilling, Helen would fly a red flag to warn the neighbours that excise men were lodging with them at their farm. Cardhu Distillery was one of the first to partner with John Walker & Sons. It has remained in this family for 200 years, carefully producing the “elegant, smooth, sensual character of Cardhu” single malt whisky.

On a whisky tour, where else would you enjoy lunch but at a whisky bar? We stop off at the Mash Tun in Aberlour to enjoy a bite to eat (to line the stomach), some craic (banter) and perhaps a dram for the road?

It’s said that “Rome was built on seven hills, and Dufftown stands on seven stills”. One of those stills is the world famous Glenfiddich Distillery, next on our itinerary for a whisky tasting. Glenfiddich is one of the few distilleries that remains family owned, producing a distinctive single malt developed by generations of “maverick whisky makers”. Today, Glenfiddich is the most awarded Single Malt Whisky, a testament to the distillery’s uncompromising methods.

Finally, a tasting at Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin takes us back to the traditional. A change in ownership in 2008 has seen the distillery go “back to basics” and produce a quality, uncomplicated Speyside single malt. The “Elgin Heritage” range is the result, comprising of a 12-, 15- and 18-year-old single malt that does not disappoint.

So, sit back, relax, and partake in the finest of Scotland’s “amber nectar”. We become your ‘designated driver’ on the very best Speyside Whisky tours from Inverness available! And with our luxury 8-seater minibus, you’ll travel in style and in comfort.

COVID-19 information

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Contact details

Happy Tours Scotland Limited
8 Rowan Road
Inverness
Highland
Scotland
IV3 5RW
Starting
Inverness Inverness City Centre Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide Small coach
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
History Whisky

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Tour prices

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Tour company information

Happy Tours Scotland Limited

Happy Tours is an Inverness based company, and has been operating since 2007. Over the years, we have developed the business to include Highland day tours and private tours around the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, and the Isle of Skye. We like to keep our tours small and personal, which allows us to spend more time at the fantastic local attractions and offers us an element of flexibility; this is why we prefer to use 8-seater vehicles. We also have our exclusive private Land Rover tours too available on request Pick-up point:- Front of Columba Hotel 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF

Opening times

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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