Continue on the ‘Whisky Trail’, visiting the Speyside Cooperage,where for over 60 years the Taylor family has been producing fine oak casks used to mature the whisky. Drive on through the majesty of the Eastern Highlands to the Royal Lochnagar distillery. This distillery started as in illicit producer, but later supplied the Queen with a dram or two, hence the Royal in its name! Next there’s a visit to Balmoral Castle. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since. Then arrive in Perthshire for a VIP tour around the oldest of Scottish distilleries – Glenturret, producers of The Famous Grouse. Dinner can be arranged at Yann’s at Glenearn House with a family atmosphere or at Gleneagles, one of the most famous 5* Scottish hotels. Overnight Crieff area.