Tour Inspiration - Scottish Whisky Distilleries

With plenty of opportunity to sample the variety of whiskies on offer from the many distilleries you pass on a Drumscot Private Guided Tour, being chauffeur driven has an added advantage!

The ancient alchemy of distilling whisky has remained virtually unchanged since its introduction by Christian monks perhaps as far back as the 6th Century. Dallas Dhu Distillery near Forres has long since ceased production but is now open to the public as a museum, with the original production systems still in place.

Whilst using the same basic process, each distillery has its own secret weapon, be that the source of the water or type of cask used, resulting in the unique character of each malt. The peaty water of Islay gives the small island’s 8 distilleries their distinctly flavoured malts.

A distillery day on a Drumscot tour of Scotland could start with the informal and personal tour at Laphroaig Distillery, followed by a meandering and scenic walk to Ardbeg Distillery for lunch and an afternoon tour and tasting. Doesn’t get much better!

Of the copious distilleries on the famous Speyside Whisky Trail, our custom built tours could include the atmospheric Strathisla Distillery or Glenfiddich, one of the few where you can see the whole process start to finish. Sampling a dram in the splendour of the Ships Room at Glenlivet and seeing Josie’s Well, their famous underground spring, would be hard to surpass.

If your love for our water of life, or “uisage beatha” in Gaelic, only stretches to one quick distillery visit, then the smallest, Perthshire’s Edradour, will be enough to satisfy your curiosity. You can’t beat this one in the picturesque and romantic stakes.

Some of the distilleries we recommend include…

If you are interested in a private tour of Scotland taking in one or more of these Scottish distilleries, Drumscot would be delighted to prepare a sample itinerary for your consideration. In the first instance please contact

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