PRIVATE 1 DAY WHISKY TOUR FROM EDINBURGH

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This day will be customised to your individual requirements. Is your time in Edinburgh limited and are you are passionate about Scottish Single Malt Whisky – ‘Uisge Beatha’? Let me create a personalised day tour for you and your party, during which I will endeavour to offer you an unforgettable experience.  I aim to discover a whisky to suit each ‘nose’ and ‘taste’.

  • Discover how Malt Whisky is made.

 

  • Visit Deanston Distillery. Each distillery tour lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours.

 

  • Admire the spectacular view from the Bridge of Teith at Doune, towards Doune Castle and visit the set used to film scenes in Outlander and Game of Thrones.

 

  • Visit Glenturret Distillery;  located two miles north west of Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland, on the banks of the Turret River. The distillery is hidden in the glen and its secluded location may have contributed to its early history as the site of several illicit bothy stills.

 

  • Enjoy views towards the magnificent city of Stirling & the Kelpies.

 

  • Take wonderful photos of the Three Bridges from the quaint village of South Queensferry.

 

Full Itinerary

 

Early morning , I will pick you up from either your hotel, from the airport or from the cruise ship terminal and we will set off on our whisky adventure.  On the way I will explain how whisky is made and offer personal recommendations about how to drink it!  By the end of the day you will have a basic knowledge on the process of making whisky and will hopefully have found a malt that makes your heart sing. 

 

Deanston Distillery is a Single Malt Scotch whisky distillery located on the banks of the River Teith, eight miles from the historic town of Stirling, at the gateway to the dramatic Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Deanston is housed in a former cotton mill, dating back to the 18th C. The buildings were converted in 1966 to a distillery, which was acquired by Invergordon in 1972 and is now operated  by Distell. Deanston uses only unpeated Malted barley from Angus, East Lothian and Moray, to produce a light, nutty style of whisky.

 

Doune Castle, which was used as a set for Winterfell in the T.V. series Game of Thrones and as Castle Leoch, the seat of Clan Mackenzie, for the series Outlander. Originally built in the 13th century, Doune Castle suffered much damage in the Wars of Independence. It was later rebuilt in its current form in the 14th century. 

 

The Glenturret Distillery, located in the delightful town of Crieff, boasts a range of superb Single Malt Whiskies.  This distillery still uses hand operated, time honoured methods and during your tour the distillery hosts will also bring to life the history and heritage of one of Scotland's most iconic whisky brands. At the end of your tour you will enjoy a Glenturret tasting from their exceptional distillery whisky range. Glenturret claims to be the oldest working distillery in Scotland.  It is certainly one of the most picturesque  and sources indicate that illicit distillation has taken place in the Crieff area since 1717.

 

During our journey you will enjoy magnificent views towards Stirling Castle.

This castle represented the heart of the kingdom of Scotland, dominating the countryside form its strategic position on top of a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth, at the meeting point between the Lowlands and the Highlands.  On a clear day, one can see the Highland Boundary fault in the distance.  It’s origins are ancient and over the centuries it became a principal royal residence and stronghold, closely associated with the Stuart Dynasty.

 

Before driving back towards the centre of Edinburgh, we will make a short detour to the quaint former fishing village of South Queensferry, where a ferry was established in the 11th C  by Queen Margaret. A ferry ceased to operate from here in 1964 but you will be astounded by the views across towards the Three Bridges:  Forth BridgeForth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing

 

 

Inclusions:

 

  • Qualified, fully accredited and licensed Scottish Tourist Guide.

  • Private, personalised tour that can be amended to include 2 or 3 of the following distilleries: Glenturret, Deanston, Glenkinchie, Edradour, Blair Atholl, Auchentoshan or Glengoyne – depending upon starting point.

  • Luxury vehicle .

  • Unlimited mileage and all parking fees.

 

Exclusions:

  • Food and drink  (other than bottled water).

  • Admission fees for distilleries and castles.

 

 

Tour price:

 

From £585.00 for up to 4 people.

 

 

Tour duration:

8 hours

Meeting point: 

09:00 - from client's hotel

Uisge Beatha
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The copper stills
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Stirling Castle
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Deanston Whisky
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Glenturret Distillery
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A wee dram
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Dean Castle
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3 Bridges South Queensferry
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Deanston Distillery
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