Whisky Tour From Inverness
Why not take a Scottish whisky tour from Inverness with MacLeods Highland Tours.Visit a great selection of single malt whisky distilleries, taking a tour of some of Scotland’s finest distilleries in the stunning Spayside countryside. The only malt whisky trail in the world, is a must for the whisky connoisseur. The natural pure spring water and abundance of golden barley along with a little know how has produced some of the worlds finest malt whisky.
We will visit some of the unique distilleries and enjoy their individual smells and taste as well as viewing the process that makes these distilleries so different to each other. We leave Inverness at approximately 08.30 heading east to the town of Forres to the Benromach Distillery founded in 1898. This distillery distills its whisky with the purest spring water from the nearby Romach hills.One of the last Distilleries that hand make their Malt Whisky from start to finish. Opening times are as follows: Summer from April – September Monday -Saturday 09.30 – 17.00.(last tour 15.30) Sunday 10.00 – 16.00 (last tour 15.00) Winter October-March 09.30 – 16.00 (last tour 15.00) Shop open and call for tour times. 01309 675968 Tours can vary in length and booking is always recommended.
The Aberlour Distillery was founded in 1879 by James Fleming. Ensuring a everlasting supply of pure spring water flowing over the pink granite of Ben Rinnes is the perfect location for the Aberlour Distillery. Aberlour in Gaelic means ” The Mouth of the chattering burn” Opening times are as follows: Summer from March the 14th -11th of November Seven Days 09.30 – 15.00. Winter Monday – Friday 09.30 – 16.30 Shop open and call for tour times. 01340 881249 Tours can vary in length and booking is always recommended. 01340 881249
The Speyside Cooperage is the home of the ancient art of barrel making. Established in 1947 this five star attraction is a must on your list while in the heart of Whisky country. Come and enjoy the speed and skills of the coopers following tradition dating back 2000 years. Stop for a cuppa at the coffee shop or pick up a souvenir at the well stocked gift shop. Opening times are as follows: Monday – Friday 09.00 – 15.30. Tours are approximately half an hour long and booking is always recommended.
The Glenlivet boasts fifteen stills within the distillery, is it any wounder there is sixty five thousand casks currently maturing at The Glenlivet. The flavor of The Glenlivet comes from the cask, being made from American and European oak giving a unique flavor to a famous malt. The Glenlivet distillery was founded in 1824 so they know a thing or two about whisky. It is highly recommended to book a tour in advance. Tours can vary in length, however their 45 minute tour with complementary dram is free. Opening times are as follows: Monday – Saturday 09.30 – 17.00. Sunday 12 noon – 17.00 Booking is always recommended. 01340 821720
Our last stop on our tour takes us to The Tomatin Distillery approximately 16 miles south of Inverness. The Tomatin is a rounded smooth whisky distilled with pure spring water from the Alt-na-Firth burn. Founded in 1897 with the help of the Victorian Whisky boom The Tomatin has never looked back. It is believed whisky has been distilled in this area since the 1400’s all be it illegally. Opening times are as follows: April -October Monday – Sunday 09.30 – 17.00. November – March Monday – Saturday 10.00 -16.00 Sunday 12 noon – 16.00 Booking is always recommended. 01463 248144. We arrive back to Inverness approximately 17.30.
My Scottish whisky tour from Inverness with MacLeods Highland Tours can be tailored to suit, and can accommodate Distilleries that are in the area but not mentioned above. Please let me know in advance your requirements so i can make your day run as smoothly as possible.The cost of this all day tour is £280 for 1-4 passengers and £360 for 4-8 passengers. Please note this does not include entry fees to any Distilleries or attractions. SLAINTE MHATH! (Good Health)