Whiskey Tasting Tour

Approx. $1149 per person

Executive Global Tours is offering a Whisky Tasting Tour of Scotland
or as we call it, here in Scotland – A Whisky Trail.

Scotland’s single malt whiskies vary with the landscapes. The whiskies
of the west take on the tang of the sea and peat smoke. This contrasts
with the flavours of some of the malts produced in the heart of
Scotland, especially around the River Spey. We will also arrange
hotels to stay en route where you can tap into the knowledge of the
friendly staff and discover even more about Scotland’s national drink.

Our suggested Whisky Trail itinerary is outlined below:

Day 1
Enjoy the views over Loch Lomond after departing Glasgow on your drive
to the west ofScotland. Turn west from the loch shores for the climb
to the Pass called the Rest and Be Thankful. Then it’s a downhill
journey to Loch Fyne – a long fjord-like sea-loch that you follow all
the way to Tarbert in Kintyre for overnight.

Day 2
The Islay ferry leaves from Kennacraig, a few minutes’ drive south of
Tarbert. There are many ways to explore the island. The south end has
Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. (The extraordinary carving of the
early Christian monument, the Kildalton Cross is also nearby.) Bowmore
and Bruichladdich are near the centre, with some wild beaches within
easy reach.

Day 3
Continue your discovery of Islay by way of Kilchoman Distillery, a
farm distillery opened only in 2005, towards the western side of the
island. Distilleries such as Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain lie to the
northeast, on the Sound of Jura, with a visitor centre at Finlaggan on
the way that tells the story of Clan Donald, the Lords of the Isles.
With so much to see, make sure you’re on time for the ferry and return
to Kennacraig/Tarbert! (Overnight)

Day 4
Drive north, enjoying the seaboard views all the way to Oban, with its
own distillery.
Continue north, crossing the Connel Bridge and the Ballachulish Bridge
for overnight in Fort William. The town’s Ben Nevis Distillery
features The Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.

Day 5
Take the main road north through the Great Glen, admiring the views of
Ben Nevis just beyond Fort William. At Invergarry swing west for the
journey among the magnificent mountains of Glen Shiel. Look out for
the famous views of Eilean Donan Castle before reaching Kyle of
Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. Overnight on Skye at Broadford or
Portree.

Day 6
The Talisker Distillery on the shore of Loch Harport is close by the
little road that leads to Glenbrittle and offers some of Scotland’s
best mountain views. After the distillery visit retrace the route back
to the Skye Bridge and head eastwards for Inverness. Overnight
Inverness.

Day 7
From Inverness go east for Forres and the nearby Dallas Dhu preserved
distillery. Then follow minor roads south-eastwards to reach the River
Spey at Craigellachie, in the heart of ‘Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail’
to see the Speyside Cooperage. From there it is a short drive north to
Elgin, noted not just for its handsome ruined cathedral but also its
whisky shop, Gordon and MacPhail, in the town centre. Overnight Elgin.

Day 8
Go south-east to Keith and the Strathisla Distillery. Then follow the
River Spey upstream for Aviemore. Nearby, the A9 ‘the Highland Road’
is joined for an easy southward journey to Pitlochry. This popular
little Highland resort town features two distilleries: Edradour and
Blair Athol. Overnight Pitlochry.

Day 9
Return to Edinburgh. The Scotch Whisky Experience features tutored
tastings, guided tours and also has a restaurant featuring whisky
(where possible!) in its fine dining menus.

Included in this package

9 nights hotel accommodation sharing a room on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Hire of a self-drive rental car

VAT at 20%

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