Whisky Tours in Scotland
If whisky is your passion you’ve come to the right place to indulge it. The Grampian region of Scotland is home to more working distilleries than the rest of Scotland’s put together. Aberdeen, Grampian’s capital city is the best place to begin your Scottish whisky experience.
Many of the working distilleries have visitor centres which allow you to delve deep into the art, processes and history of whisky. There is even a cooperage to visit.
Liz Gordon will be available to arrange for Skene House guests a whisky experience over one or several days . Distillery tours can be organised for groups of 5+ guests and advance notice is required. Liz will arrange visitor centre and distillery entry and admission, transportation or route maps, translators and make recommendations for where to eat along the way– everything you need to ensure that you experience Whisky Galore!
There is a long tradition of Scottish Whisky making in the Grampian Highlands - especially in the Spayside area. Here you will find a fabulous Malt Whisky Trail which includes eight different distilleries each with their own special feature as well as a cooperage.
Here is a selection of distilleries in Aberdeen and Grampian:
- Aberfeldy Distillery, which can be found in the Grampian Highlands, is well-known as the location of Dewar’s World of Whisky an innovative visitor centre.
- Ardmore: you may not have heard of Ardmore but you will probably have tasted it because it is a common ingredient in many top-selling whiskies. Located in Kennethmont it is within 30 minute’s drive of Skene House.
- The Balvenie, Glenfiddich’s little sister, can be found in Dufftown.
- Dallas Dhu is a state-owned museum outside Forres.
- Fettercairn is situated in Laurencekirk about 35 minutes from each Skene House apparently the warehouses contain whisky going back to 1939.
- Glenfiddich, based in Dufftown, is the world’s largest-selling, and most-awarded, malt and the big sister to the aforementioned Balvenie.
- Glengarioch , is only half an hour’s drive from each Skene House is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries.
- Glendronach is situated in the Valley of Forgue deep in Aberdeenshire’s castle country, listen out for the rooks that used to give advance warning of unwelcome visitors in the past ie excise men!
- Knockdhu can be found in the village of Knock or anCnoc as the locals call it and means black hill.
- Royal Lochnagar is the only whisky with Royal connections located in Crathie about 40 minute’s drive of each Skene House.
For private whisky tastings for groups contact whisky tutor, Gordon Muir at http://www.whiskytutor.com/
We have selected some useful websites which we hope will whet your appetite:
- Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail – the only malt whisky trail in the world.
- Scotch Whisky – the definitive guide to Scotch Whisky.
- Scotland and Whisky – see the country taste the spirit.
- VisitScotland’s whisky guide
- Discovering Distilleries – an online guide to discovering distilleries
- Uisge - a site for whisky-lovers worldwide.
For more information on our whisky tours please contact email@example.com, or call +44 (0) 1224 659 293.
If you have a dual interest in whisky and castles we have two one-day Whisky and Castle Discovery Tours:
Crathes Castle and Fettercairn Distillery,
Ballindalloch Castle and Strathisla or Glenlivet Distillery