Spirit of Scotland Whisky Tour
Scotland Whisky Tour
If you want to experience one the world’s most famous spirits while tasting some amazing whisky join our Scotland Whisky Tour “Spirit of Scotland whisky” tour especially created by the Spirit Journeys Team.
First of all whisky belongs to the whole world, but Scotland is its true homeland. Due to the fact that the best quality whiskies are only made in Scotland we therefore offer you this exquisite tour with a first hand experience of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation.
As a result you will have a chance to try many Malt whiskies and much more. Furthermore you will hear the adventurous history of this Uisge Beatha ‘water of life’ and learn about various legends and myths as an important part of the rich and long tradition and historical heritage of this magical potion.
Therefore welcome to one of our best tours “Whisky tour Scotland”!
In conclusion you will travel from Inverness to Glasgow, where you will enjoy traditional distilleries, significant and world recognized names such as – Glenmorangie, Dalmore, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Talisker, Ben Nevis, Glengoyne.
Most of all discover the Spirit of Whisky and follow the whisky trail with us and enjoy the different blends and unique taste of whisky. Slainte mhath! (Cheers!)
Tailor – Made Scotland Whisky Tour
Finally we are experts in creating a tailor made Whisky tour around Scotland. Therefore email us to let us know your preferred dates and distilleries and we will put together the perfect Scotland Whisky Tour created especially for you.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Flights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights|
|INCLUDED||Accommodation as per tailor itinerary|
Meal Plan as per itinerary; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
|NOT INCLUDED||Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;|
Meals other than those specified in the package
International and domestic air-fares
Visa if required
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;
|Additional Information||This tour can be amend to suit your own preferences|
|Superior Hotels||Contact us for a price to upgrade to Delux hotels, Prices are based on superior hotels on a twin/double share basis, Single rooms available at a supplement on request|
Day 1 - Arrive Inverness, Evening Whisky Experience Event (-/-/-)
On arrival at Inverness airport, we will transfer you to your hotel where you will stay for 2 nights.
An evening of tasting Scotland’s famous “Uisge Beatha – ‘water of life’”.
Our venue for the evening has over 120 Malt Whiskies to choose from in their Library Bar, some of which are rare and cannot be found anywhere else
Day 2 - Glenmorangie Distillery, Dalmore Distillery (B/-/-)
Today is reserved for visiting two distilleries. By the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth, amidst the golden barley fields of Ross-shire, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery. Here you will find a warm Highland welcome from the legendary Men of Tain, the skilled craftsmen who ensure that Glenmorangie is made in the same unhurried and uncompromising way it has always been through its long and distinguished history.With the help of our expert guides you will experience all stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation. Within Still House (we call it our Highland Cathedral) stand the tallest stills in Scotland. Their long copper necks are the same height as a fully grown giraffe!
Our next stop is Dalmore Distillery, located on an isolated area on the banks of the Cromarty Firth, laid bare to the harsh winds of the North Sea. The buildings and warehouses have stood there since 1839 designed by the scratches of its founder Alexander Matheson. The chance to explore The Dalmore Distillery is almost as special as the single malt whisky we create there. The whole experience will be a rare insight into the skill, expertise and craft that goes into each precious drop of The Dalmore. After tasting and enjoying beautiful nature surrounding of distilleries we are returning to our hotel.
Day 3 - Glenlivet Distillery, Gleniddich Distillery (B/-/-)
After breakfast we continue to explore the Highland distilleries. First today stop will be Glenlivet distillery, situated on the edge of Cairngorms National park.
The wild and remote setting of Glenlivet has been the home of the single malt that inspired a region. From this beautiful glen comes the raw elements of rich mineral Spring waters of Josie’s Well, crisp fresh mountain air and an uncompromising terrain that combined create the foundation of a whisky of infinite elegance. Over two hundred years ago, whisky was closely bound up in the lives of every family in the glen of the Livet. It was local farmer George Smith who was renowned for his fine ‘illicit’ whisky, in 1824 seized upon the opportunity to obtain the first license to produce whisky ‘legally’ in the parish of Glenlivet. He knew exactly where to build his new distillery and went on to produce a spirit that would define the Speyside style of whisky which became the heartland of Scotch malt whisky production.The Glenlivet is in the heartland of malt whisky country and a visit to this grand distillery will take you on a fascinating journey to the source of one of the greatest names in Scotch whisky.
Back in 19th century William Grant and his family built their Distillery by hand, stone by stone and called it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for Valley of the Deer. William’s passion, determination and pioneering spirit continues to guide us today. Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and is now the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt* Scotch Whisky, a true reflection of our founder’s innovative nature, passed down through the generations.
Day 4 - Talisker Distillery (B/-/-)
Today we travel to the magnificent Isle of Skye to visit the oldest and only working distillery – Talisker Distillery. Set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins, Talisker is an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt that’s so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave. Talisker is the only Single Malt Whisky made on the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote, rugged, yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland. Few whisky’s tell the story of their origins better than those crafted at this distillery. We will try different types of whisky.
Overnight is on Isle of Skye.
Day 5 - Ben Nevis Distillery(B/-/-)
Following breakfast we leave the Isle of Skye and travel to Ben Nevis Distillery, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. Established in 1825 and situated at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, Ben Nevis distillery is an impressive and historic place. Incorporated within Ben Nevis Distillery is The Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis Visitor Centre built into an old distillery warehouse. In a specially commissioned audiovisual presentation, you will meet Hector McDram, a mythical giant who will reveal the secret Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis. Following this, you will receive a conducted tour of the production areas by a trained guide and a complementary tasting.
Overnight is at Fort William.
Day 6 - Glengoyne distillery (B/-/-)
After breakfast we leave Fort William and travel to Glasgow. On our route we will visit famous Glengoyne distillery. The distillery sits at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill near Loch Lomond. In 1833, the local farmer, George Connell was granted the license to legally produce whisky in the area. He founded the Burnfoot Distillery, which became Glenguin Distillery in 1861, then, in 1906, became Glengoyne. In 1984, Lang Brothers received a Royal Warrant, having supplied whisky to the Queen Mother. Now it is owned by Ian MacLeod who bought it from Edrington group. Glengoyne enjoys the slowest rate of distillation in Scotland (the spirit comes from the Still at around 4-5 litres per minute) which encourages the formation of ‘esters’ giving Glengoyne its characteristically sweet, smooth taste. The spirit is then matured in oak casks from Spain, which have previously contained Sherry. Ian Macleod Distillers look after this whole process. We will have opportunity to see whole process of producing whisky and to taste samples from the cask and help Glengoyne select Distillery Exclusive Single Cask release. And there’s more. You’ll create your own Glengoyne Highland Single Malt
After visiting distillery we travel on to Glasgow where we will stay overnight.
Transfer to airport for departure.
Our promise to sustain environment:
We are environmentally conscious and aware of its footprint. Scotland is our homeland and we are doing the best we could to keep her clean and unpolluted. This is the reason why we put the best effort into educating our travellers to be aware of their impact on the ecosystems and to act responsibly.
We want to give good environmental example to our clients and partners by taking our correspondence and promotion via the Internet in order to minimize the amount of paper we use. We cooperate with suppliers that have the same policy as we, for example, we buy our toiletries from the company that sells only organic products. We also encourage new suppliers to have the same ethics as we by sending them our regulations and work only with those who accept the same policies as we.
For this tour we choose only Eco-friendly hotels. For example, we use as accommodation in Inverness – the Glendoune, private house that has Green tourism policy and has a set of regulations for energy and water usage. All our hotels are owned by locals and they employ local people. Before inviting people to come to Scotland we give our customers a short briefing about the importance of being responsible. We advise our travellers to take care of nature, control water usage whenever they can, and pick up all the litter that they see.
Excursions and attractions in which captive wildlife is held are not offered, except for properly regulated activities in compliance with local, national and international law. Any disturbance of natural ecosystem is minimised.
Our promise to support community:
Our tours are designed to show and preserve local culture and traditions. During our Scotland Whisky tour we include visiting old and traditional distilleries owned by locals. We encourage our customers to taste whisky and buy products in order to support local owners and help them maintain their business. All of the guides, drivers and staff are local people. We also use local transport wherever possible, from trains to local buses and taxis.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling. Respect to the local people, their cultures, the economy and the environment should be the first rule that travellers follow. On our whisky tour, we have one night with local dancing show, organized by local community in order to help to preserve our local culture and heritage. We advise our tourists to visit local galleries and support local art as it is a part of Scotland heritage. We eat only in local restaurants owned by locals and eat traditional dishes.
Our goal is not only to help the local community but also to educate our customers to act in a socially responsible way. As much as we can, we support local communities and charities programs and help those who need the most. For example, we closely cooperate with Birchwood Highland community by helping them to organise a charity trek to raise funds. We also donated to them various holiday prizes to help raise funds. We also encourage our customers to visit their website and send a donation.
Sustainable development, protection and conservation are most important goals of our company. We are doing our best to transfer our knowledge to others so we could together act responsibly in preserving the planet.