WHISKY - THE MAKING OF A LEGEND

Visit some of the finest producers of Scotland's most famous export on this tour of the country that invented "Scotch" and learn about how the land, the weather, the barrels and the process all vary in subtle ways to give each dram its own distinctive flavour.

DAY
1

Arrive in Edinburgh in the morning, transfer to your hotel to drop off luggage and freshen up. Commence afternoon sightseeing tour with a visit to the Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre, with the possibility to book lunch. Then tour the famous sights of the Royal Mile, Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. Traditional Scottish evening. Overnight Edinburgh

DAY
2

Distillery imageToday we head for the Highlands of Scotland. First stop at Scotland's oldest single highland malt distillery Glenturret in Crieff, where you will take part in a guided tour, tasting and have lunch. Continue to Blair Castle and visit the Blair Athol distillery in the afternoon. Overnight in the Pitlochry area

DAY
3

Travel north through the Spey Valley whilst gazing up at the mountains above, then continuing to the 'Whisky Trail', including a visit to Glenfiddich distillery and Cooperage Speyside, where for over 60 years the Taylor family has been producing fine oak casks for maturing of whisky. Later arrive in the port town of Aberdeen for overnight stay.  

DAY
4

Scottidh Whiskey barrels imageDepart Aberdeen early morning and drive through the Eastern Highlands to the Royal Lochnagar distillery. This distillery started as in illicit distillery, but at one time supplied the Queen with whisky, hence the name 'Royal Lochnagar'. Continue the journey back to Edinburgh. Tonight relax in the hotel with a good dinner and celebrate your farewells with a final glass of scotch whisky. Overnight Edinburgh.

DAY
5

Depending on your departure time free morning in Edinburgh for shopping and sightseeing.