Whisky... the 'Water of Life' or Uisge Beatha, to give it the Gaelic name... has been recorded as being made in Scotland since 1494. It is regarded by some as the reflection of the melancholy beauty of the country itself.
The distilleries where it is made capture the different characteristics of the countryside... from the rolling farmland of East Lothian where the Edinburgh malt called Glenkinchie is made, to Scotland's highest distillery, Dalwhinnie, standing proudly beyond the rugged Drumochter Pass. From the smallest and prettiest distillery at Edradour set below Ben Vrackie, the speckled mountain, to the famous Glenlivet, set in beautiful Speyside.
Speyside Distillery Tours
In Speyside alone there are more than 50 distilleries including such evocative malts as The Macallan, Cragganmore, Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Strathisla,Cardhu, Benromach, Dallas Dhu and many more. We might even venture further north to the romantic Isle of Skye where the unique , island malt, Talisker is made.
Combine a visit to these wonderful distilleries with the chance to explore and discover the beautiful countryside within which they stand... and you have the chance to experience a trip you will never forget.
Depending on our tour we may visit the dazzling sands of the Moray Firth or the heather carpeted hills of the Cairngorms, Britains largest National Park. We might go to the wild and remote setting of Glenlivet or the beautiful distillery of Strathisla with its twin pagodas set in the pretty town of Keith. We might pop in to Ballindalloch Castle or stop at Ruthven Barracks, built following the Jacobite Uprising of 1715. The list is endless... and the choice is yours!
Distillery Guided Tour Options
Some of these distilleries could be visited as a day tour from Edinburgh; others can be combined as part of a number of days touring.
Please contact us to book and discuss any aspect of this Scotch Whisky guided tour.