2 Day Speyside Whisky Tour
Enjoy the best of Speyside distilleries such as Glenlivet and Glenfiddich along with a trip into the wilderness of the Cairngorms, where you experience breathtaking scenery and the feeling of isolation.
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For the first part of your whisky tour we will head north over the spectacular Queensferry Crossing bridge towards Perth and into the Highlands. The first stop will be at Edradour Distillery. This is a lovely ‘hidden’ gem. It is Scotland’s smallest distillery but is a quaint tranquil place with a fine selection of single malts. The tour here last about one hour.
We’ll now continue north into the Cairngorm National Park . One of Europe’s last wilderness areas. We’ll stop in the busy ski town of Aviemore for lunch.
Following lunch we’ll make our way down the Spey valley to the Glenlivet Distillery. Famous, classy malts await you here. I recommend the ‘Definitive Spirit’ Tour. It is quite expensive but lasts two and a half hours. You will learn a lot about whisky and enjoy a number of quality drams.
First stop today will be Balvenie Castle. This is a 12th century ruin with a long and interesting history. A pleasant wander round the ruins will be an easy start to the day.
More or less next door is the Glenfiddich Distillery. A world famous whisky – with good reason! I would recommend the ‘Spirit of Innovation’ tour which starts at 1100 and lasts two hours. It has an interesting slant on how the cask affects the taste of whisky.
After lunch we head for the remarkable new Macallan Distillery. This place is amazing and a tour takes about an hour. Following this it will now be time to start the journey south towards Edinburgh. We will however, take a different route back through the Cairngorm mountains to Perth before joining the motorway to Edinburgh.
- Exclusive use of Landrover Discovery 5 vehicle and tour guide for up to 6 passengers
- Chilled Scottish still or sparkling water
- Use of bionoculars
- Admission charges to visitor attractions
- Accommodation costs
- Cost of lunch & dinner