Whisky Galore! Whisky Tours in Scotland
People of discerning taste all have their favourite malt whisky, and what better way to capture and savour the wiles of their tipple than by having the opportunity to experience at first hand the tot's birth. It is no accident that the location of these whisky distilleries are in areas of outstanding natural beauty that show the very 'spirit' of Scotland!
For more pictures of some of my whisky tours, take a look at my whisky tours gallery.
Allow me to organise and manage a specialised tour to a whisky distillery of your choice, from the Orkney Islands in the north to Speyside in the north east, through to Perthshire in the centre and of course to the West Coast and the famous Argyll region, which takes in Arran, Campbeltown, Oban, Mull and Skye.
One of the most popular whisky tours is to the island of Islay, and although it boasts no less than 8 world famous malt distilleries, time is made for sampling the stuff.
From there it is but a short jaunt on the ferry to visit that other renowned distillery on the Island of Jura. In the 1950’s two local landowners decided to reopen the old disused distillery on Jura to see if new people could be attracted to the island. They were joined by farmer, distiller and architect Delme’ Evans who designed the present distillery on the site of the old one.
So pour yourself a 'wee half' (local speak) sit back and imagine being picked up from one of Scotland's excellent airports (Glasgow Abbotsinch and Prestwick) and transported over the Clyde Estuary.
From there you will travel north alongside the largest loch on the mainland, the famous Loch Lomond, then onwards and upwards through Argyll with its magnificent scenery, its sea-lochs; freshwater lochs; Victorian mansions and mediaeval castles.
Stopping off here and there at friendly traditional hostelries or seafood restaurants for a bite of fresh local fare, before reaching the Kintyre Peninsula, you then board the ferry for the magical crossing to Islay.
On the island you will be driven to the accommodation you have chosen, well in advance, from the list provided (B and B's, Guest Houses, Hotels etc) since the island is small and more than a little popular especially at whisky festival time!
Islay boasts more than the sum of its distilleries, The island is a natural paradise, and trips can be arranged for bird enthusiasts, for visits to historical sites, or if the fancy takes you, for off-the-road clay pigeon shoots that are available if booked in advance.
So spoil yourself by sampling and savouring a tour that is guaranteed to lift the spirit!
For more general information about the various distilleries, visit the Undiscovered Scotland website.
As they say in Gaelic, Slainte Mhath!