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A Journey Through Scotland’s Whisky Wonderland

A glimpse into what awaits on the 2025 trip to Scotland

A Journey Through Scotland’s Whisky Wonderland

Simon gives you an idea of the sights and tastes that await on our tour of Scotland. Whisky features but there’s so much more.

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A Journey Through Scotland’s Whisky Wonderland: From Glasgow to Edinburgh

Embark on an adventure through the heart of Scotland’s whisky country, beginning at a prestigious 5-star hotel in the vibrant city of Glasgow and culminating in the historic capital, Edinburgh. This crafted tour promises not only indulgent tastings but also unforgettable experiences at some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks.

A Whisky Prelude

Our journey commences in Glasgow, where the elegance of our 5-star accommodations sets the tone for the escapade ahead.We embark on our Scottish odyssey with a lunch at the renowned Loch Fyne Oyster Bar. Here, amidst stunning views of Loch Fyne, we indulge in the freshest seafood delights, priming our palates for the adventures that lie ahead.

The Whisky Trail: A Sensory Symphony

Our first stop on the whisky trail leads us to Bowmore Distillery, nestled on the tranquil shores of Islay. Here, we delve into the rich heritage of Scotland’s oldest distillery, immersing ourselves in the smoky aromas and complex flavours of Bowmore’s legendary single malts. From there, we traverse the rugged landscapes of Islay to Lagavulin Distillery, where we savour the peaty perfection of their iconic whiskies, each sip a testament to centuries of craftsmanship.

Continuing our journey, we venture to the picturesque town of Oban, home to the eponymous distillery renowned for its distinctive coastal character. As we sample Oban’s signature expressions, we’re captivated by the interplay of brine and sweetness, a reflection of the rugged beauty that surrounds us.

Next, we ascend to the lofty heights of Dalwhinnie, the highest distillery in Scotland, where crisp mountain air enhances the allure of their smooth, honeyed whiskies. Our voyage then takes us to the lush valleys of Speyside, where we’re greeted by the warm hospitality of Glenlivet Distillery, a true pioneer in the world of Scotch whisky. Here, amid verdant landscapes and cascading streams, we savour the nuanced flavours that define Speyside’s whiskies, each dram a celebration of tradition and innovation.

Our penultimate stop brings us to the hallowed grounds of The Macallan Estate, where time-honoured techniques and uncompromising quality converge to produce some of the world’s most sought-after whiskies. As we explore the distillery’s state-of-the-art facilities and sample their prized expressions, we’re transported to a realm of unparalleled luxury and refinement.

Culinary Delights

In both Glasgow and Edinburgh we enjoy evenings of culinary indulgence. In each city, we are treated to dining experiences that showcase the best of Scottish cuisine.

Beyond Whisky: Cultural Treasures

No tour would be complete without immersing ourselves in Scotland’s rich cultural tapestry. Along the way, we visit the majestic Inverary Castle, steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. We also take time to explore the Islay Woolen Mill, where time-honoured craftsmanship and heritage converge to create exquisite textiles woven from the finest Scottish wool.

Before bidding farewell to Scotland’s whisky wonderland, we make a final stop at the Highland Chocolatier, indulging in artisanal chocolates crafted with the same dedication to quality and tradition that defines Scotland’s whisky industry.