The Speyside Whisky day tour from Inverness is the perfect opportunity to experience Scotland’s most famous product, the water of life! On this day trip we’ll visit some famous distilleries but also a few lesser-known Speyside distilleries that are well worth the visit.

Departing from Inverness this tour not only takes in these stunning distilleries, but also some beautiful scenery and historic locations along the road.

Your driver and private tour guide will explain the story of these places with stories and folklore as you travel between whisky distilleries.

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

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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TOUR DURATION
4 hours (Either 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm)

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KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…

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 itinerary but 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

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.

Strathisla

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.

Glenlivet

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).

Glenrinnes (optional)

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.

Ballindaloch

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.

Speyside Cooperage

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

SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…

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

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  • Distance 145.81 miles
  • Time 3 h 44 min
  • Speed 39 mph
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ALL OF OUR TOURS COME COMPLETE WITH…
KILT WEARING TOUR GUIDE

We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland

HOTEL / CRUISE BERTH PICK UP

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

BOTTLED SCOTTISH WATER

Premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided in glass bottles

PREMIUM MERCEDES MINIVAN

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

ONBOARD WIFI

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

RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
5 star review

A lovely experience. Alexander was a great guide, very knowledgeable and so polite with our children, patient, pleasant and a true gentleman. The car was great and the overall experience wonderful

Stefano D, May 2021

5 star review

BRILLIANT. […] Alexander was absolutely fantastic. He was a wealth of knowledge, speaking not just about Mary Queen of Scots, but the historical period more generally

Drew F, May 2021

5 star review

The guide, Alexander, is one outstanding tour guide. He is very intelligent and eager to show the best part of Scotland with his pride.

Yojiro U, September 2020

5 star review

You will be able to see the highlights of Edinburgh in a day and it’s excellent way of travelling especially now because of COVID-19. He was very knowledgable and had good sense of humour.

Sukhjit D, August 2020

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