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Speyside: Full–Day Whisky Tour from Inverness

Product ID: 166061
Join a tour for the whisky lovers. Travel into the heart of Speyside and experience whiskey at its best.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a Benromach Distillery tour and tasting
  • See the coopers at work at Speyside Cooperage
  • Visit the wonderful Glenlivet Distillery and enjoy a tour and tasting
Full description
The Speyside Whiskey region is centered around the River Spey, and home to almost half of all the Scottish distilleries. These include the big names of Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Macallan, as well as lesser-known distilleries such as Craigellachie and Ballindalloch. Those first three alone make up over a third of the entire single malt market. In fact, Speyside distilleries produce over 226 million liters of malt whiskey every year.

Depart from Inverness and journey to Benromach Distillery. This small independently owned distillery was founded in 1898 and produces half a million liters of spirit a year. Continue south to the Spey, making a quick stop in at Macallan for photos and a look round visitor center. Enjoy a photo-stop at Craigellachie Bridge.

Your lunch-stop is at Glenfiddich, where you have time to look at Balvenie Castle or walk up to Dufftown. Take a short drive down to the Speyside Cooperage for a chance to see the coopers at work. Be amazed at how fast the men build a cask. Over 150,000 casks are produced or repaired here each year. Your final stop is Glenlivet, which holds a new record selling over 12 million bottles worldwide.

 
Includes
  • All entrance and tasting fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Inverness Bus Station, Stance 7

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is suitable for over 18's only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Awsome day

Our guide was Vicky , and she was great. I loved the scenery in route. Our first stop was my fav, benromack. This was surprising to me as I assumed the bigger more famous distillerys would be the best! The short stops to stretch and rest were great. The rivers and bridges awsome. This tour was a highlight of our holiday.

September 29, 2019

Good but could be better

Good tour. Excellent guide. Interesting and fun sites. Lunch at Glenfiddich (sp?) was excellent. Found some new favorite whiskies. Bus broke down and we were stranded for a bit (luckily at the Glenfiddich distillery). Completely missed the cooperage which we were looking forward to. I would suggest you go but make sure they have maintained their van. :)

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June 29, 2019

The tours and tastings were well chosen. Benromach as an example of a smaller, more traditional operation. Glenlivet as an example of a larger and more automated operation. The tasting at Glenlivet included some well aged whisky. The cooperage tour was quite interesting too. Richie was an excellent driver and guide. He kept us on schedule while giving us the opportunity to stop at beautiful and interesting landmarks.

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September 14, 2018

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Product ID: 166061