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Edinburgh: 4-Day Speyside Whisky Tour with Tastings

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This tour takes you into the Scottish Highlands and the heart of ‘Malt Whisky Country’. You will experience stunning scenery, hear tales of Scotland’s history and uncover the secrets of the country's national drink.
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Duration 4 days
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience incredible tours and tastings at multiple distilleries
  • Taste whisky straight out of the cask
  • Enjoy 3 nights in the pretty village of Grantown on Spey
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Day 1

Escape the city and head north into the Kingdom of Fife to visit the independent Kingsbarns Distillery, one of the newest distilleries in Scotland. Explore the traditional market town of Blairgowrie. Walk around and indulge in a local lunch before heading into Royal Deeside. Enjoy a special warehouse experience at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, followed by a tasting of some absolutely stunning whiskies. Follow one of the highest main roads in the UK towards Tomintoul, the self-proclaimed highest village in the Highlands of Scotland and home to the Whisky Castle. Descend into Grantown on Spey, your home for the next 3 nights.

Day 2

Take a private tour at The Glenlivet Distillery before sampling amazing distillery exclusives. Visit Glendronach Distillery, the Highland Whisky region. Three outstanding Highland drams await you. You can then enjoy a delicious lunch in the restaurant at Glenfiddich Distillery (matched with a wee dram if you like) before continuing on to the fascinating Speyside Cooperage. Here you will get an insight into the often-forgotten art of the cooper – the people responsible for the casks used by the distilleries. Our final stop of the day is Aberlour Distillery for a special tasting.
Day 3

The third day begins by heading to Cardhu Distillery. Carhu was the first distillery to be officially pioneered by a woman. You’ll hear Cardhu’s fascinating story, take a tour through the distillery and, of course, enjoy a fantastic tasting. We’ll continue north to Glen Moray Distillery where we’ll have a relaxed lunch and informal tasting.

Your journey takes you on a scenic drive along the back roads to Glendronach Distillery. You will now be in the Highland Whisky region and, after a warm welcome and look around, three outstanding Highland drams await you. Pop in to the brand new Macallan Distillery Visitor Centre if there's time on the return to Grantown-on-Spey. It’s a striking piece of modern architecture, that shouldn’t be missed. Then it’s time to relax, have some dinner and get a good night’s sleep in anticipation of tomorrow.

Day 4
Start the last day with a back road drive along the northern bank of the River Spey, followed by a visit to Glenfarclas Distillery, one of the last independent, family-owned distilleries in Scotland, for a special tour and tasting. Depending on the weather you will have lunch in Aviemore, the beating heart of the Cairngorm National Park or at the Highland Folk Museum. You will now return south and say farewell to Speyside, continuing through Drumochter Pass towards the picturesque village of Dunkeld. Straddling the River Tay, this village boasts a cathedral, smokehouse, great pubs and an incredible history. With time to explore the town, walk by the river or simply relax in a beer garden this makes for the perfect last stop before crossing the Highland line and returning to the Lowlands and back to Edinburgh, say farewell with fond memories and new friends.

Includes
  • All tours and tastings
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches and dinners

When you get there

Meeting point

Cafe Nero, 1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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Know before you go
• Please note this tour is only suitable for those 18 years or older