Explore this most loved trio of Whisky Distilleries on the path less trodden from Edinburgh. Discover how whisky came to be created by 15th century monks and learn the complex process that makes whisky our most famous product. One of our most famous (and most exported) products, the ‘water of life’ is synonymous with Scotland. 

This tour takes us to three of my most loved distilleries; Lindores Abbey, Edradour and Glenturret. They hold the accolades of original distillery, longest continually producing distillery and smallest distillery in Scotland  and are close to my heart.

Each private tour is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the narrow back roads of Scotland.

Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.

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  • Lunch (we can recommend a place)
  • Entrance into attractions & sites
  • Gratuities (optional)

This tour is a pilgrimage to my all-time favourite distilleries within reach of Edinburgh. These three remarkable producers are steeped in history and produce specialist lowland and highland drams including distillery reserve special releases.

The original distillery

Described as ‘The spiritual home of whisky’ Lindores Abbey Distillery‘s excise license dates from 1494. Having learned about distillation from the modern middle east, King James IV commissioned the monks of Lindores Abbey to turn 8 bolls of malt into ‘usquebaugh’ (or ‘the water of life’. After a hiatus of 523 years, Lindores is again the site for Whisky distillation and a visit to this historic location is an essential stop on any Scotch whisky journey. Learn about the production and taste the output overlooking the old Abbey ruins.

The longest producing distillery

Established in 1775, The Glenturret Distillery is a postcard worthy white-wash distillery in the rolling Perthshire hills. It holds the title of  being the longest producing distillery in Scotland, steeped in tradition. Glenturret has a distinctive fruity flavour because of water sourced from Loch Turret and a hand-operated wooden rouser mash.

The Smallest distillery

Edradour is a cottage or ‘farm’ distillery nestled into hills of highland Perthshire. It is famed for being the smallest distillery in Scotland, giving it a unique place in Scotland and making its rare product much sought after. With an interesting history and using traditional techniques Edradour is worth the trip off the beaten path.

Please note Edradour hasn’t opened up since the pandemic so we are substituting either Aberfeldy or Blair Athol for now. 

Along the way

You’ll pass historic places and landscapes that your guide will introduce and tell you more about along the road.


We recommend enjoying the fantastic charcuterie board at Lindores after the tour and tasting.


Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tours route…

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  • Distance 178 miles
  • Time 4 h 38 min
  • Speed 38 mph
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We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland


We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour


`Chilled, premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided


Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 guests and their bags


Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi


  • Thomas W

    Guide picked us up and dropped us off on time (very important since we were coming from a cruise ship) and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Drove us to all the key points of interest, and the van was very clean and comfortable. Communication from [...]

    Published On: October, 2023
  • T Miller

    From the moment Sandy picked us up, we knew we were in for a wonderful day trip experience around Edinburgh. His historical knowledge of the city and surrounding area is top notch! He tailored our day to take in some hidden gems and provided us [...]

    Published On: October, 2023
  • Annemarie D

    We had so much fun with Andy! He was a pleasure to spend an afternoon with. We visited Rosslyn Chapel and some other places that were in keeping with our interests, like the oldest pub in Scotland (I know, many make the claim, but I'm [...]

    Published On: September, 2023
  • Mary Carol S

    Fantastic day with Michael! Great views of Loch Lamond. A nice hike and lunch there as well. Michael was really informative about Sterling Castle and all of Glasgow. I would highly recommend this tour and Michael.

    Published On: September, 2023