Multi-Day Tour | Private

Malt Whisky Trail (5 days)

Adams & Butler United Kingdom

Inverness, United Kingdom To Inverness, United Kingdom

Valid for Departures Now Through: 05 Nov 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Inverness, United Kingdom
Rocpool Reserve None

Private transfer from the either Aberdeen or Inverness airport to the hotel near Inverness.

Day 2
Inverness/Loch Ness, United Kingdom
Rocpool Reserve Breakfast

Meet your driver guide who will be guiding you for the rest of the trip.

Begin your tour of Speyside’s famous distilleries by visiting The Glenlivet Distillery in Banffshire. Admission is free and the guided tour gives you an insight into the intriguing history of this spectacular single malt, concluding with a complementary dram of The Glenlivet 12, 18-years-old, or Nàdurra.

Drive 13 miles north to Knockandu for your next stop on the trail, Cardhu Distillery. Take one of the two tours offered to find out more about the only malt whisky distillery pioneered by a woman. Enjoy a dedicated tasting and nosing session with an expert at the end of the Glassic Tour which includes a complementary whisky glass to take home.  

Continue 9 miles towards Dufftown, considered by many to be the heart of the Speyside whisky region, where you’ll discover the spectacular Speyside Cooperage. At the only working cooperage in the UK you have the unique opportunity to witness the ancient art of creating whisky barrels using traditional tools and methods and you can even have a go at making your own mini-cask.

Day 3
Speyside, United Kingdom
Rocpool Reserve Breakfast

Start your second day with a trip to the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown. Built by William Grant and his family over a period of 18 months, the first drops of whisky flowed from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887. For a truly memorable experience, book a place on the half-day Pioneer’s Tour where you get to bottle your Glenfiddich direct from the cask and enjoy a tasting and nosing masterclass.

A quick journey to Rothes takes you to the Glen Grant Distillery, the only Scotch whisky distillery that is named after its founding owners. Explore the distillery’s beautiful Victorian Garden then take a guided tour or private tasting session to find out more about the distinctive dram.

Take a 20 minute drive to Keith and take a tour of the Strathisla Distillery, the oldest operating distillery in the Highlands which dates back to 1786. One of the distillery’s fantastic tours will give you an insight into the art of blending as the distillery produces a range of Chivas Regal premium blended whiskies alongside its single malt Strathisla 12-Year-Old.

Day 4
Speyside, United Kingdom
Rocpool Reserve Breakfast

Embark on your final day of the trail with a visit to Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin, where a warm welcome awaits you. Soak up the brilliant atmosphere in the distillery and watch the small, dedicated team craft the single malt on the Regular Tour or, for an in depth insight, take the Fifth Chapter Tour led by the Distillery Manager.

Take the 20 minute journey to Forres and the Benromach Distillery which is home to the world’s first fully certified organic single malt. Uncover the secrets behind creating Benromach’s beautiful malts with an Exclusive Managers Tour or enjoy the hands-on Bottle Your Own Experience tour.

After a final 10 minute drive you can complete your exploration of the Malt Whisky Trail at Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery, the idea of entrepreneur Alexander Edward. Spend time looking around the distillery, which finally closed for production in 1983, and find out more about its fascinating chequered past.

Day 5
Inverness, United Kingdom
None Breakfast

Private transfer from the hotel to Aberdeen or Inverness Airport.

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Description

Discover the secrets behind the art of whisky creation by visiting some of Scotland’s renowned distilleries. Speyside is famous for its wonderful whisky is often called ‘Malt Whisky Country’ and is home to more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries and the world’s only Malt Whisky Trail, making it a whisky lover’s paradise.

Follow the fantastic Malt Whisky Trail and see the amber nectar being made from barrel to bottle. Discover seven working distilleries, one historic distillery and the Speyside Cooperage. At the only working cooperage in the UK you can witness the ancient art of creating whisky barrels using traditional tools and methods and even have a go at making your own mini-cask. Enjoy fascinating behind-the-scenes tours of the distilleries and, as expected, each distillery offers a sample of their unique, hand-crafted malts with dedicated nosing and tasting sessions. On the trail you can visit some of the country’s most unique distilleries.

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Insider Tip

Don't miss a private visit to the Scotch Whisky Society with its founder Charles MacLean, reputed to be 'the World's Leading Expert on Scotch Whisky" according to the London Times.

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Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016

great tour guide Helpful and ever knowledgeable never lets a hitch bother her
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Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

The tour was fun and interesting, the gide has a very good knoledge about the city and the diferet items around it.
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