One of Scotland’s most famous (and most exported) products, the ‘water of life’ is synonymous with Scotland. There are over 20 million casks in bonded warehouses maturing, that’s 4 casks for every member of the Scottish population!
A whisky tour of Scotland includes visits to some of Scotland’s best known distilleries but also some rare distilleries that are off the beaten track. Of course the most important part of any whisky tour is your guide to ensure your safe carriage from distillery to distillery and tell you about some of the sights that we pass on the road.
Each one of our private tours is conducted in our premium Mercedes Benz minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the small cobbled streets around Edinburgh and narrow back roads of Scotland.
Your knowledgable kilt-wearing driver & 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.
KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…
This whisky day trip from Edinburgh is a great opportunity to explore some of the Lowland whisky regions finest venues and sample their products! Along the way we will travel through some stunning scenery and see some history as we continue our journey. We will take in at least one distillery tour at the distilleries we visit as you prefer.
Lindores Abbey Distillery
The oldest distillery in Scotland, the original excise license dates back to 1494 when King James IV commissioned the monks of Lindores Abbey to turn 8 bolls of malt into ‘Aqua Vitae’. After a pause of some 500 years, Lindores is again making Whisky and whilst their first production is still maturing, a visit to this historic location is well worth the journey.
Established in 1775, The Glenturret is a quaint distillery in the rolling Perthshire hills near Crieff. The distillery is steeped in tradition and has the last remaining hand-operated mash tun in Scotland, using a wooden rouser to hand mash and the water is sourced from the local Loch Turret to give the whisky its distinctive fruity flavour.
The building and heritage of Deanston actually started in a very different industry. Cotton Milling was a profitable and flourished in Scotland. The mill, on the banks of the river Teith employed so many people that a dedicated town was constructed to house the workforce. A decline in the cotton industry saw the mill close in 1965 but in 1974 a new lease of life was given to Deanston as a distillery.
Along the way
We will see many historic places on our journey that your guide will introduce and tell you more about. Those include The Forth Bridges, Falkland village & Palace, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle and The Kelpies to name a few.
We will stop for lunch at one of Scotland’s many quaint restaurants where there are always a great selection of whiskies from across Scotland. Why not try a dram from the Highlands, Islay or Speyside regions and experience the different flavours and aromas that make Scotland’s biggest exported product so unique.
As ever if there is anything in particular that you would like to see or a particular distillery that is within reach of Edinburgh we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.