Ultimate Whisky Tour departing Edinburgh
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Stop At: Kirkgate Park, next to the historic 17th Century landscape of Kinross House, Perth KY13 8ET Scotland
We pause briefly at Kinross for a comfort break before continuing into the Highlands
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy Distillery A827, Aberfeldy PH15 2EB Scotland
Dewar's world-renowned crafted Highland Single Malt Aberfeldy whisky has been produced at Aberfeldy Distillery since 1898. We spend 2 hours here for their Whisky and Chocolate tasting tour; comprising of a full guided tour of the distillery, warehouse and interactive heritage exhibition, and a tasting of Aberfeldy's 12 year old single malt whisky, the premium Dewar's 12 year old blended Scotch and super-premium Dewar's 18 year old blended Scotch, matched with chocolate sourced from a local chocolatier. The tour costs £23 for three whisky samples with paired chocolates.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Aberfeldy Gallery, 9 Kenmore Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BL Scotland
We spend an hour in Aberfeldy for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Loch Lubnaig, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK178HF Scotland
We pause for photos of beautiful Loch Lubnaig
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre, Deanston Distillery Near Doune, Stirling FK16 6AG Scotland
Located on the River Teith, Deanston Distillery was a cotton mill for over 180 years and has been distilling whisky using traditional methods since the 1960s. We stop here to enjoy a whisky tasting at £13 and enjoy some refreshments in the cafe.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Doune Castle, Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA Scotland
Our last photo stop of the day is Doune Castle; we'll pause here briefly for photos before we continue back to Edinburgh.
Duration: 10 minutes
- Live commentary on board
- Local guide
- Food and drinks
- Entry/Admission - Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
- Entry/Admission - Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
Our friendly guide Danny, as we may call him “King Dan”, has given us a fantastic trip to the distilleries and the beautiful highlands, with just the perfect blend of history, anecdote, jokes, photo-shooting and of course, whisky along the road. An absolute five star trip recommended to whisky-lovers who fancy a delightful day-off.
We had a lovely day trip to the highlands from Edinburgh. First we stopped at the 3 bridges outside of Edinburgh for a quick photo-op, snack/restroom break. Next, the Dewar's tour. We first learned about the history and then did a tasting of three of their whiskys and then did a tour of the distillery and warehouse. Learned a lot about their Aberfeldy single malt as well as the blended Dewar's. Then we went to Kenmore/Loch Tay for lunch. My friend and I chose to grab food at the store and walked down to have a picnic by the water, and then met back up with the guide/group an hour later. Then we were off to a couple other photo ops(some waterfalls, doune castle, some wildlife, etc) and then got to Deanston DIstillery where we had a brief tasting and spent some time in the gift shop. Did not include a tour of the distillery, but a thorough tasting/explanation by an employee. We had a fabulous day. It was a lot of time spent in a van/bus but it was worth it to see some of the more northern parts of the country. and there were frequent enough stops that you didn't feel too cooped up. Guide was great as well and tried to demonstrate Scottish culture by narrating the bus rides with fun facts and stories and occasionally played Scottish music.