Speyside is home to more whisky distilleries than anywhere else. With some 50 distilleries in the Spey valley the choices are endless for distillery tours, tastings and of course to pick up your favourite bottle (or two)!
Each tour we operate is completely customisable to your interests. Below is our suggested distilleries and we recommend visiting one distillery for a production tour and two others for tastings. If you have a particular Speyside whisky distillery that you want to see, we can make that happen in the day from Inverness.
The Macallan Distillery is a major step away from the traditional image of a whisky distillery. The distillery traces its routes back to 1824, however a new and striking visitor centre opened its doors in 2018. The building is a unique blend of steel, glass and nature, brought together to create an awe-inspiring destination in Speyside.
We visit the Elchies Brasserie for lunch. The Brasserie offers inspired Scottish dishes matched to the Speyside setting. After lunch we visit the Macallan bar to discover their fine whisky range.
Please note the Macallan has very limited opening dates, if this location is essential please check with us before booking
Established in 1786, Strathisla Distillery is the oldest working distillery in the Highlands. Located in the quaint town of Keith it was the first distillery owned by the Chivas Brothers of Chivas Regal fame and Strathisla produces both a fantastic Single Malt and is the soul of each and every Chivas Regal bottle.
Founded in 1824, Glenlivet Distillery is the largest producer of single Malt Whisky in Scotland. On the 75 minute tasting tour you will learn how the distillery works and of course have a dram or two of this iconic distilleries whisky. If you prefer not to take the guided distillery tour at this location you can instead experience a whisky ‘flight’ (tasting).
A deviation from the traditional whisky trail, Glenrinnes Distillery situated just outside Dufftown is a modern distillery producing an exciting range of Speyside Gins and Vodkas. We’ll stop here to learn the production process and how it compares to whisky production. We’ll also sample some of their high quality produce.
Something of a tale of two whiskies; the Macpherson-Grant family have been distilling on the family estate since the 1820’s, however the distillery that we can visit today was opened by Prince Charles in 2015. The building is a converted farmstead which has been meticulously returned to its original glory.
Located just outside Aberlour visit the only working Cooperage in Scotland, where oak whisky barrels are created, refreshed and prepared for ageing of Scotch Whisky. Using ancient techniques up to 5000 years old watch the masters at work and witness the sights, sounds and smells of the working cooperage.
Please note that the cooperage is only open on weekdays