Gin Distillery Tours – Scottish Gin Experience

Gin Distillery Tours – Scottish Gin Experience

GIN TIME!

The weather is starting to hot up, maybe, and gin has never been so popular! Now is the time for discovering some Scottish gin and tonic! Scotland has some fantastic craft gin distilleries and we are ready to hit the road and put together some gin distillery tours. We can put together your gin tour over a weekend or longer if you would love to delve deeper into the world of the popular spirit. We can put together a gin tour package for you or create a tailor-made gin experience. Why not make gin part of your Scotland trip? We have gin distilleries on islands, remote Speyside whisky distilleries with a sideline in gin distilling, cosy craft distilleries and even distilleries slap bang in the middle of our capital city! Discover which gin makes the perfect gin and tonic and sample some amazing cocktails using the delicate flavours of gin to give a taste to remember.

Even if time is of the essence, we can still offer a fun, educational day out for all those looking for something a bit different to experience. We will whisk you away in our luxury vehicle to the distilleries of your choice. We pride ourselves in the standard and quality of our vehicle which makes us stand out.

Scotland has some top gin names to discover :

  • Hendricks
  • Caorunn
  • Edinburgh Gin
  • Rock Rose
  • Red Door
  • Harris Gin
  • Darnley’s Gin
  • The Botanist
  • Persie

These are just an example of some of the gin distilleries that can be visited as part of your Scotland trip.

Ask us also about the upcoming Spirit of Speyside Gin Experience. We are offering tours around this even 12th-14th July. You can leave your car at home and let us take the strain! All you have to do is have fun, taste some amazing gins and enjoy some great Speyside hospitality.

Spirit of Speyside – The Gin Experience launches this summer

 

Contact us now to arrange you Gin Distillery Tour.

Highlands, Seaside, Whisky and Castles in 3 Days!

Mary Kay and H were looking to ditch the rental car and take a Highlands tour of Scotland. They were also interested in a castle trail of the Northeast when they decided to take a week out at the Hilton Grand Vacations – Craigendarroch,  https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-grand-vacations-at-craigendarroch-suites-ABZCRGV/index.html in Ballater. They decided to book us at High Spirits Tours for a full 3-day tour tailor-made Scottish tour of the area. We managed to come up with a fantastic itinerary getting them to lots of “nooks and crannies”, visiting some fantastic distilleries and whisky bars, castles, seaside villages and stunning mountain locations over the Northeast of Scotland. Our local experience allowed us to put together a memorable itinerary for them and we were blushing with comments such as “we are so glad we found you” and “Thanks again it was worth every pence, pound, hapenny and farthing”.

We make every effort to ensure your trip is memorable and we can be flexible. We treat our guests, just as that, our guests. We want you to be happy and if you want to change the itinerary a little bit that is no problem what so ever.

We have tours already put together and can be booked now or why not contact us in our “Bespoke” section to come up with a tailor-made itinerary to make your stay enjoyable?

Here are some of the amazing locations we visited over the three days. The list is long but here are some highlights:

  • Dunnotar Castle
  • Crathes Castle
  • Braemar Castle
  • Fife Arms Hotel
  • Pennan Village
  • Royal Lochnagar Distillery
  • The Glenlivet Distillery
  • Cragganmore Distillery
  • The Linn o’ Dee

 

Aberdeenshire Day Trips

Special days out with friends or loved ones are to be cherished! At High Spirits Tours, we offer well planned day trips to ensure our guests get the most out of their day. We immediately establish their interests and what they would love to do during their day trip. Whether it is a day out with friends, days out for couples or corporate entertainment trips we have something for everyone.

Ask us about day trips we have on offer or suggest what you have planned. We can offer:

  • Royal Deeside explorer trips
  • Speyside whisky day trips
  • Hidden Aberdeenshire distillery tours
  • food and drink tours
  • tailor-made experiences
  • whisky tasting
  • gin tasting
  • castle tours
  • beach/ seaside visits
  • Angus discovery tours
  • Golf and whisky combo trip
  • Morgan car hire

As we are entirely flexible, we can offer extended day trips and advise some fantastic accommodation in the area being visited making it a trip to remember.

Contact us on this site to start designing your away day/ weekend.

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Fun at the Spirit of Speyside Festival

A lot of fun was had over one and a half days as Jaret and his father, Gary, joined us for a whisky tour around the Spirit of Speyside Festival. Not only did they contribute their taste and judgement to the Whisky Awards but they also took part in the Battle of the Villages competition where Elgin defeated 3 times champions Dufftown in a tense 3-2 victory! They drunk some fantastic whiskies along the way and had some fun in the process. All our Scotch whisky tours can be tailored to suit your tastes and interests. We also stopped off at the Highlander Inn at Craigellachie where Jaret and Gary had some amazing old drams from Pittyvaich, Tamnavulin and a special Islay Cask finished Balvenie. Our whisky tours can include fantastic whisky flights at the best whisky bars if you would rather not do full distillery tours all the time. 

So, for some amazing whisky tasting in Speyside contact us for some great whiskey tour ideas. Our distillery tours are becoming known for their fun and variety and offering tailor-made whisky experiences for enthusiasts and you do not need to drive! Just sit back and relax while you are whisked off to each location in comfort and luxury.

Our whisky tours can also be combined with golf tours, fishing tours or other outdoor pursuits.

We are always delighted to welcome our guests from all over the globe and our priority is to provide our guests with a memorable trip.

Golfing at Royal Dornoch

Our newest tour offering is a fantastic golf and whisky tour of the beautiful Scottish Highlands. If you have ever yearned to play golf at the championship course at Royal Dornoch while gazing out at the sun shimmering on the North Sea then we may just have the very tour for you. Our North Highland golf and Whisky tour combines both great passions with some exploring of this most beautiful and relaxing area of Scotland. Showcasing the best of Scotland this tour will live long in your memory. We have designed this tour to offer the utmost relaxation and comfort and not to rush anything. Golfing holidays in Scotland are always a pleasure and combing with a whisky tour makes it doubly special. Accommodation is the normal high standard selected by High Spirits Tours and can be upgraded on request, adding a little tour of luxury to your getaway. So, whether you are looking for a golf and whisky trip with a group of friends or your loved one we are happy to provide you with a memorable trip. Check out our fantastic tour, https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tour/north-highland-golf-and-whisky-discovery-includes-accommodation/

Visit Scotland in style

Whenever you visit Scotland or take a full blown holiday in Scotland, the world is your oyster when it comes to things to do. Whatever your interest, High Spirits Tours can put together a Scotland tour to meet most people’s interests. From Highland tours to whiskey tours, days out for couples or groups to gin distillery tours we can get a tailor-made tour package to suit all.

A benefit of touring with High Spirits Tours is that we have some of the most comfortable vehicles available.

We have also designed some exciting tours to Scotland. From discovering the Isle of Mull to the Isle of Skye to Outlander location visits to Highland whisky enthusiasts tours we have prescribed tours that will meet the demands of all travellers.

All our tours are luxurious but the boat can be pushed out by making your accommodation super luxurious. Scotland has many hidden, luxury hotels and these can be booked for special trips to Scotland. 

Private tours of Scotland

We have had a busy week! High Spirits Tours were on tour last week. Firstly, we had a fantastic Outer Hebrides adventure where my guests had a few days of getting back to nature, including feeding some Alpacas near the Callanish Stones. Not something you can do every day. It’s the sort of experience we love at High Spirits Tours. They chose us as their tour partners for their islands adventure tour.

Morag the Morgan was also busy with two classic car hires in Scotland and also being used as a makeshift van for our trip to Visit Scotland Expo at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow. We met some amazing tourism companies and some interesting people from all over the world who love Scotland as much as we do. Hopefully, we can get to meet some new people and help provide them with a luxury Scottish tour.

We cater for so many tastes at High Spirits Tours. Whether you are interested in a full blown whisky enthusiasts tour, a Scottish island hopping tour, a tour of the peaceful Southwest of Scotland, a Scottish food and drink discovery tour or a Scottish history tour, we can put together the perfect itinerary for you.

We can be contacted through this website and you can use our bespoke touring function to detail your interests and see what kind of tour we can come up with. Hope to see you over the coming months.

Tailor-made Scottish Tour for these rugby fans

At High Spirits Tours, we ahve already started our 2019 adventures in fantastic style. Some happy Welshmen, some not so happy Scots and sole Canadian asked us to take them to the Scottish Highlands, Perthshire and Fife after the 6 Nations rugby game between Wales and Scotland. They made the most of their trip to Scotland by extending their stay by a couple of days and visiting some whisky distilleries, Kingsbarns and Blair Athol and have a fantastic gin experience at Persie Gin near Blairgowrie. The highlight for many was the tour of St Andrews Old Course. The whole tour, tailor-made by ourselves was very much appreciated by our guests and we were happy they were happy!

Why not take a look at our website and see if we can tempt you into a similar adventure. We aim to enusre that you will enjoy it as much as our rugby fans did!

 

 

Spring into Spring with a Scottish luxury tour

We have had a pretty mild winter, so far! Why not think ahead to Spring and Summer and get your own adventure lined up? We offer a wide range of private, luxury tours with prescribed “off-the-shelf” tours or bespoke to your preferences. You can design your own tour/ outing fit for any occasion.
We have some fantastic offers at the moment. The Spirit of Speyside Festival will soon be with us and we have two-day packages available (or longer if you wish). Two days at the festival attending two events of your choice each day with a stayover. The festival runs from 1st-6th May and has even more events to attend over the 6 days! Why not gather together some mates (up to 6 people) and come along for a laugh and let us deal with the driving! Prices from £130 per person. Price excludes excursions as you get to chose your own from the Spirit of Speyside website http://www.spiritofspeyside.com . We can of course book these for you and put charge to final billing.
Another tour that we can highly recommend is our Spring Isle of Mull Discovery tour. Mother Nature does her best to impress with young animals in abundance. A must for any bird watchers out there. Prices from £560 per person, 4 days with 3 nights accommodation (included). This also includes listed paid excursions on the itinerary. We want you to have no issues with payments, all-inclusive. Food is at your own discretion. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tour/magical-mull-discovery-tour/ 
Spring is a such a beautiful time of year and why not take some time out in stunning Perthshire and admire the colourful Spring bulbs and bright green mosses and bracken. We have a tailor-made tour for those wishing to follow the relaxed way. We are here to make your tour special. Have a look online at our Perthshire tailor-made tour or ask for a bespoke tour. This tour is 3 days and 2 nights. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tour/spotlight-on-perthshire-river-tay-sea-to-loch-tour-includes-accommodation-and-excursions/ Price from £460 per person (includes accommodation and paid excursions).
Alternatively, with the days getting longer, why not hit the road yourself and cruise along the colourful highways and bye-ways of Scotland in our beautiful little silver and black 2017 Morgan 4/4. She is as delightful as you might imagine. Treat yourself to a Spring indulgence and do it 5*! We can suggest the accommodation to match the standard of your vehicle! Many of the hotels love to see “Morag” the Morgan and want some photos of her outside! https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-car-hire-scotland/
The Southwest should not go unnoticed! Why come along on our Gourmet Galloway tour. Eating and drinking your way through Scotland’s beautiful and peaceful South West area. Prices from £445 per person (includes accommodation and paid excursions). https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tour/gourmet-galloway-tour/
We are specialists in:
-Scottish whisky tours
-Scottish island hopping
-Golf tours
-Scottish Morgan Car Hire
-Highland exploring tours
-Outlander sites tours
-NC500
-Special Morgan hire rates for Cruise ship excursions
-Scottish food and drink discovery
We hope to see you along on one of our adventures.
Grant Muir
Owner, High Spirits Tours

Include Morag the Morgan on your Mini moon

At High Spirits Tours, we have the perfect solution for your memorable Mini Moon! You can share your special trip with our beautiful, 2017 Morgan 4/4. She has so much charm and is perfectly capable of whisking you away to a remote Spa Hotel or romantic hideaway in Scotland. We offer simple classic car hire of Morag for up to 7 days and go as you please or we can also include a fantastic itinerary, built to suit your budget and interests.

All you have to be is older than 25 and younger than 70 and have a sparkling, clean drivers licence.

Morag will be your perfect companion for your alternative Mini Moon. Classic Car Hire in Scotland has never been so romantic! Our Morgan Car Hire in Scotland fits the bill, perfectly!

Send us a note with your where and when and we will get on and do the rest. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-booking-enquiry/

Book early to ensure availability.

morgan classic car hire in scotland

High Spirits Tours making tracks to the Speyside Whisky Festival 01-May to 06-May

29 January 2019, High Spirits Tours HQ

The days are getting longer and Spring will soon be upon us! Here at High Spirits Tours we love luxury Speyside whisky tours and we are offering some fantastic packages for whisky lovers everywhere to come along and join in the festivities at the Speyside Whisky festival. From the 1st May to the 6th May most of the Speyside distilleries open up their doors for festival-goers to experience what their distilleries have to offer. A lot of distilleries offer bottlings which can be only be bought at their open days. This excites many whisky enthusiasts from all over the world to come along to the hidden away part of Scotland.

Initially, we are offering 3 two day packages from Aberdeen or Inverness. You can highlight what you are interested in by checking the Speyside Whisky Festival website and we can do the booking and create your package. http://www.spiritofspeyside.com Longer packages may be possible, just fire us off an email to inquire. These tours are ideal if you are on a visit to Scotland and want to soak up some cultural events. Or, if you are local and want the ease of someone arranging your days out near you and want to visit some Speyside distilleries we can be your solution!

Why not join us for a luxury, tailor-made whisky tour at the start of May?

Tour Prices (excluding event entries which will be added once decided) :

01-May to 02-May (inclusive of one-night accommodation at 3* standard hotel or B&B and based on 2 people sharing) – from £130 per person

03-May to 04-May (inclusive of one-night accommodation at 3* standard hotel or B&B and based on 2 people sharing) – from £130 per person

05-May to 06-May (inclusive of one-night accommodation at 3* standard hotel or B&B and based on 2 people sharing) – from £130 per person

Whether you are looking for a whisky distillery visit or a whiskey distillery visit it does not matter, we are ready to whisk you off for a fun and tasty couple of days. All whisky lovers who are interested in our whisky tours contact us for a swift reply at :

info@highspiritstours.co.uk

Morgan Car hire in Scotland 2019

At the beginning of January in Scotland, we yearn for the bright nights and hopefully some sunshine to boot. We are looking forward to getting “Morag” our beautiful, silvery 2017 Morgan, from her hibernation to hit the roads and enjoy all that Scotland has to offer. You too can hire her for a Morgan experience.

She can be hired from a half day to a full 7 days. Here are some suggestions to enjoy her to the fullest:

-wedding photos hire

-wedding “going away” car

-NC500 adventure

-Aberdeenshire castle trail

-Borders relaxation spa road trip

-East Highland discovery

-film production requiring classic cars

The list is endless! Why not treat yourself or someone you love? You will not regret it. Terms and Conditions are available on the “Morgan Car Hire” page. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-car-hire-scotland/

Contact us to get everything arranged. Summer and the open road is nearly upon us!

 

 

Fulfil your Scottish travel wishes in 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

2019 is here and we are preparing for a new year with Spring just around the corner. Already we have some eager travellers booked up for their Spring and Summer tours.

Why not jump on board for your own private Scottish tour? We offer prescribed tours or bespoke tours in Scotland which are tailored to suit your requirements and wishes! We can put together a great trip, specialising in small groups up to 6 people. We offer so many tours to suit everyone’s interests, including:

-whisky/ distillery tours

-Highland whisky tours or whiskey tours

-Scottish food and drink tours

-Scottish gin distillery tours

-Scottish castle tours

-Golf tours in Scotland

-Outlander Tours

-Scottish whisky Day trips

-Scottish villages tours

-Scottish island hopping tours

-Speyside distillery tours

You name it and we can consider it and design a tour around your loves!

Out tours can simply be popped into a basked and paid for or you can contact us through our Bespoke Tours section and tell us all about your ideal tour. We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to Spring and Summer!

 

Pre-Christmas Whisky Tour

A big Thank You! to Ken and Marion from Calgary, Alberta, Canada who found me and got a whisky tour in the beautiful East Highlands and Speyside. What is there not to like to go round Scotch distilleries on a frosty, crisp, winter’s morning in North Scotland? We made visits to the fruity, sherry-deliciousness of GlenDronach followed by a drive over to Speyside in the winter sun. We then stopped off for some great Cullen Skink (smoked haddock chowder) and followed that up with a comprehensive tour of the Aberlour Distillery and the space-age, Macallan. Marion had never had whisky before and Ken thought we may have created a monster as she loved the warming, malty goodness the distilleries were giving out. They loved the difference between the distilleries from small to medium to large! All in, we had a great day and their custom was greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again soon! Safe journey home!

Aberdeenshire’s secret Malts – Malt Whisky Discovery

A great, if damp, few days with Wayne from Taiwan who was keen to discover the secret malts of Aberdeenshire. Wayne had been on business in London and visiting his friend in Edinburgh and at the last minute he thought he would search for a Scottish whisky tour and he found High Spirits Tours. He booked our private tour “Aberdeenshire Secret Malts – Whisky Tour” and off we went in the misty, dreich day! On such a day, what should you do? Well pop in to:

Glen Garioch Distillery

GlenDronach Distillery

Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Cragganmore Distillery

and a visit to Brewdog Brewery for good measure!

Just shows that even though the days are shorter and winter is setting in there is always time to find hopping on a whisky tour! 😉

 

Know someone who would love a whisky tour? – Why not give a High Spirits Tours gift voucher for Christmas?

At High Spirits Tours, we can offer a fabulous Christmas gift this year! We have vouchers available for the loved ones in your life who might be interested in a whisky tour, Scottish golf tour, a bespoke/ tailored tour of Scotland or even a Morgan classic car hire. The gift vouchers are available in denominations of £10, £20, £50, £100, £200 and £500. All you have to do is fire us off an email with your request and we will send you an order and the vouchers once payment is cleared. They will last for 12 months from the date of issue. Make someone’s Christmas with this special gift, the gift of travel and discovery.

 

Sampling the Scottish spirits in style and comfort

Many Thanks to Aleksander and his partner and their parents for choosing us for their alcoholic tour of Aberdeenshire. Rather than a straightforward whisky tour Aleksander wanted a more bespoke tour. He wanted gin, whisky and beer! We jumped at the chance and booked them on some brilliant tours in Balmenach Distillery (Caorunn Gin), GlenDronach Distillery and Brewdog brewery. Although the weather was cold and sometimes wet we still braved the elements and tasted our way round Aberdeenshire. We even managed to meet Hedwig, the Snowy Owl star of the Harry Potter films! He was visiting Brewdog’s Halloween party! 🙂

It shows that anything can happen on a day out with High Spirits Tours!

High spirits at High Spirits Tours for latest reviews

I can honestly say I am truly grateful for the incredibly kind reviews I have so far received from people from all areas of the world who have come to visit Scotland and have paid hard-earned cash to use me as their tour operator for their visit.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g191281-d14051555-Reviews-High_Spirits_Tours-Banchory_Aberdeenshire_Scotland.html

I have been used for days out for couples, whisky tours (or whiskey tours :-)), Speyside whisky tours, Highland whisky tours, island hopping tours, Scottish Highlands tours, tailor-made Scottish tour, gin tours…. the list can go on! These tours have been special for me for many reasons too. I have left the corporate world behind and have been reawakened to my own little country poking out into the Atlantic Ocean! People are so interested in our history, culture, people and of course our fine spirit! I have even been told by French guests that it is, in fact, possible to get excellent food and wine in Scotland. This is probably my proudest moment! 🙂

My favourite season is now here. Autumn/ fall, golden and crimson with crisp, bright mornings is one of the best times to visit Scotland for the light and colour. I have great heating in the van as well as air-conditioning, so we can still have some amazing tours in the cooler months. Contact us if you would love a warming dram tour in autumn or winter (as the weather will permit) we will get on the road to enjoy Scotland at all times.

As always we are available for your Scottish tours and tailor-made holidays. We will be happy to quote you for your Scottish, bespoke package.

We hope to welcome you soon!

Grant, Owner, High Spirits Tours

Top 5 Whisky Distillery Tours

Top 5 Whisky Distillery Tours

Whether you’re a staunch fan of “a wee dram” or simply want to discover more about what is arguably Scotland’s most famous export, whisky distillery tours are always a treat.

Many Scottish distilleries boast amazing histories, as well as use a variety of highly individualised techniques and processes to create their distinctive malts.

Take a look below to discover more about five of the most intriguing and well-known distilleries in Scotland, as well as details of the tours you can take to discover more and enjoy some exceptional sampling.

Can’t Decide? View All Our Tours Here:

Our Scottish Tours

 

5. Glenmorangie Distillery – Highland Tours

glenmorangie whisky distillery tours

Included as part of the Highland Whisky Enthusiasts Discover Tour, the Glenmorangie distillery has been producing premium single malt whisky for over 150 years. Created in Scotland’s tallest stills and skilfully matured in premium casks, the smooth, complex flavour is a perennial favourite. The distillery is particularly regarded for its use of casks (wood), as the whisky is matured first in ex-bourbon casks, then in ex-wine casks. This process adds additional notes to the final taste.

Scottish Highland Tours

 

4. The Ardbeg Distillery – Islay Tours

ardbeg whisky distillery tours

An absolute “must visit”, the Ardberg Distillery forms part of the popular Islay Whisky Enthusiasts Discovery Tour. If you crave award-winning whisky, Ardbeg is the place to go. In the past few years, the whisky has won a range of significant accolades, including World Whisky of the Year and World’s Best Single Malt. Phenolic malt and soft water from the distillery’s own supply are thought to be part of the secret behind Ardberg’s remarkable flavour, which is a firm favourite with whisky lovers across the globe.

Islay Tours

 

3. Speyside Distilleries – Speyside Tours

glenfiddich speyside whisky distillery tours

The Speyside lucky dip whisky tour is a golden opportunity to enjoy a selection of different distillery experiences in the Speyside area. When it comes to distillery density, Speyside probably comes close to the top of the pile! Home to well-known names such as Aberlour, Benrowmach, Cragganmore and Glen Moray distilleries, there are plenty of opportunities to try some of the best malts out there! Four different distilleries are picked at random to form the basis of the tour, so whisky lovers will benefit from an element of surprise in their tour destinations!

Speyside Tours

 

2. The Tobermory Distillery – Mull Tours

tobermory whisky distillery tours

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The Isle of Mull and the island of Iona are the location for the unforgettable Magical Mull Discovery tour, which includes a visit to Tobermory distillery. One of the longest trading commercial distilleries in Scotland, Tobermory distillery is located on the Island of Mull. The distillery boasts two single malts, each with a markedly different flavour. Whether you prefer a fruity malt or long for a smoky, more tangy choice, the Tobermory distillery won’t disappoint.

Mull Tours

 

1. Balblair Distillery – North Coast 500 Tours

balblair whisky distillery tours

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The Luxury North Coast 500 tour is perfect for visitors who want to explore the Balblair distillery in more detail. Established in 1790, the distillery prides itself on perfect maturation times and the production of award-winning whisky that is beautifully crafted by a highly skilled and dedicated team.

North Coast 500 Tours

Winter Tasting Session in the comfort of your own home!

Have you ever thought of hosting your own whisky, gin, wine or beer tasting sessions in the comfort of your own home with all your friends and family? Leave it all to us at High Spirits Tours. For the Winter, our very own “silent season” I have come up with a great, fun idea to let the long, dark nights pass by super quick and in a tasty fashion! Introducing our very own tasting sessions. Pretty simple, really! You email me on info@highspiritstours.co.uk and tell me:

-where you live

-how many will be on the tasting

-would you like to taste Scottish gins? World of Beers?

-Gold (18yo+) Whiskies, Silver (Rare and unusual) or Bronze (Standard Bottlings)?

-how many tasting samples would you like? 4 or 5, or 6 or 7! You decide!

I come along and make myself comfortable, get set up, give you some banter about what you are drinking and close up! Guests can take away their very own memento tasting glass (whisky).

 

It would be great to have some fun tasting some great drinks and maybe even get ideas for your Christmas drinks order.

 

Give me a shout via the email and we can get things rolling.

Oh, and finally! Bookings must take place at least 6 weeks before the date of the evening as this is how long it takes to get licensed for having drinks in someone’s house! 🙁

Hope to hear from you soon!

 

Grant Muir, Owner, High Spirits Tours

Tara and John take a whisky trip on their tour of Scotland

Tara and John from Washington D.C. decided to visit Scotland and mid-vacation took some time out to chill out and let someone else take the strain and drink some great Scotch! We whisked them off to the heart of Speyside to take in the atmosphere of Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and The Macallan. They made the whisky distillery visits part of their holiday in Scotland. We were honoured that they selected High Spirits Tours for their Speyside whisky tour. It wasn’t only the Scotch that took their breaths away, the Cairngorm scenery also got them clicking away on their cameras.

Thanks again to Tara and John for making our day out fun too. Oh, and thanks for lunch too! 😉

Mehmet and friends get all malted up in the Scottish Highlands on a Whisky Day Trip

Many Thanks to Mehmet and friends for choosing us for a whisky day trip in the Scottish Highlands. The guys were up here as one of them was getting married and they made a getaway to beautiful Dornoch and Embo. Always one of my favourite areas to visit. We had a great day and even latecomer Steffen managed to catch up on the whisky tour frivolities. Hopefully, you guys will come back and join us again.

Big thanks to the folks at Dalmore, Glenmorangie and Clynelish for making the day’s tours and tastings so special.

Virginie and Fabrice take a bespoke Scottish tour

Virginie decided to book a special private tour in Scotland to treat her husband, Fabrice, for a special 50th Birthday trip. Fabrice had always wanted to visit Scotland and was interested in our national drink! He was not disappointed with our fabulous whisky tour of the Edradour distillery in beautiful Perthshire. We made our way out west visiting beautiful Glenfinnan and sampling some of the best seafood anywhere at the Kishorn Seafood Bar. After an enjoyable night in Inverness, they had a relaxing tour through Glen Coe, we made our way South again to end in Edinburgh. Thanks to you both for a fun tour and enjoy the whisky! 🙂

 

 

Autumn/ Fall is coming! Get wrapped up and come on a Scottish adventure

Autumn/ Fall will soon be upon us! I was thinking I need to look out my woolen scarf and take out “Morag the silver Morgan”! It is the best way to make the most of the visual spectacular that is the autumn colour. Why don’t you get booked up for a few days? We will even book your accommodation and excursions for a small fee. Details on https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-classic-car-hire…/. It’s a wonderful driving experience.

Alternatively, enjoy the warmth, luxury and comfort of our sumptuous VW Caravelle where you can be whisked off to wherever takes your fancy. Our private tours allow you the flexibility to travel at your own pace and to see what YOU want to see not what all your fellow travellers want to see. Our bespoke Scottish tours provide you with just that freedom. So, what are you hanging around for? Give us a shout and we can get the ball rolling. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/bespoke-tours/

For the ultimate in relaxation, why not browse through all our prescribed tours and see if anything takes your fancy. Be it, Island hopping, Highland whisky tours, days out for couples, Speyside distillery tours, Lowland gin tours or a very special “Outlander” sites tour we have designed these tours to be relaxing but full of interest to get to know Scotland! All our suggested accommodation is researched and given the thumbs up by ourselves before suggested to our guests. If we would not stay there, why should you?

Take a dip into these fabulous Scottish private tours and see what’s available. We will look forward to welcoming you as our guest in Autumn.

https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tours/

Top 5 Places for Trips to Scotland

Top 5 Trips to Scotland

Scotland is a fantastic country filled with fabulous things to do for families, friends, solo travellers, couples and more. If you’re in search of some Scottish tours inspiration, then you’ve come to the perfect place.

Our beautiful wee country has lots to offer. From breath-taking scenery to some of the finest whiskies in the world, there’s not much more you can ask for in a holiday destination.

The tours we provide offer you the chance to discover Scotland comfortably, as all accommodation and excursions are paid for! This allows you to enjoy any of our Scotland Tours without having to worry where you’re going to stay for the night.

Below we discuss five brilliant places for Trips to Scotland:

 

5. Magical Mull Discovery Tour

planned and bespoke mull tours

The first fabulous place for thrilling Scottish vacations is the magical mull discovery tour. This beautiful island is bursting with fabulous people, food, sights, and beaches. This is the perfect place to unwind and feel at one with nature. The perfect Scottish escape to help you de-stress from daily life.

Mull Tours

 

4.Fife Harbour Villages Experience

planned and bespoke fife tours

Fife is known as one of the country’s gems, and is the perfect stop on any trips to Scotland. It’s easily accessible via Glasgow and Edinburgh and houses one of the world’s most iconic rail bridges. It’s the perfect quaint fishing village that offers a laid-back atmosphere, wonderful food and people. It’s one of the true treasure of Scotland.

Fife Tours

 

3. Highlands Villages Experience

planned and bespoke highland tours

The Scottish Highlands are famous worldwide, and this tour gives you the opportunity to see its beauty up close. You will experience the true life of the highlands villages and get to know the locals and their history – beginning in Inverness. Each village from East to West to North has its own unique charm and beauty. Villages include Plockton, Ullapool, Dornoch, and Portmahomack. The perfect start to your trips to Scotland.

Highland Tours

 

2. Islay Whisky Enthusiasts Tour

planned and bespoke islay tours

This is the perfect tour for lovers of both Whisky and Islay. This tour takes you to the beautiful island of Islay with its abundant history, rugged beauty, and famous Islay whiskies. With a choice of flight or ferry, you will arrive at this beautiful island with the chance to experience white sand beaches, local people and wildlife, top quality accommodation, and delicious Scottish cuisine. This is perfect for those looking for unique Scottish vacations.

Islay Tours

 

1. Whisky Lovers North Coast 500

planned and bespoke north coast 500 tours

If you love whisky and want to experience Scotland’s beautiful coastline, then this is the trip for you. Beginning at Inverness, this trip takes you through the breath-taking North Coast 500. With a suggested itinerary of five days, this tour will give you the chance to experience Scotland’s beauty in all its glory with the opportunity to taste some of the finest whisky on offer. You’ll experience historical castles, beautiful white beaches, luxury and so much more.

North Coast 500 Tours

These are five fantastic places to experience the best of your holidays in Scotland. You will leave with life-long memories, beautiful photos, and a craving to return as soon as possible!
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Best Places for Whiskey Tours in Scotland

Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Want to explore the history, origins and cultures surrounding your favourite drink? Or even just to relax in picturesque Scotland with a dram of the good stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a Whiskey Tour in Scotland is definitely for you.

We specialise in providing luxury Whiskey Tours in Scotland to people from all over the globe! So if you’re looking for the ideal getaway in the most beautiful country in the world, have a look at some of the tours we offer that are ideal for whiskey lovers and enthusiasts.

Even for those who aren’t too fond of whiskey, we’ve got pre-planned and bespoke trips designed specifically to showcase the gorgeous scenery and stunning landscapes that bonnie Scotland has to offer.

Here are some of the best whiskey distillery tours available to book today:

 


 

5. Our Bespoke Golf & Whiskey Tours

bespoke golf and whiskey tours

Scotland is celebrated around the world for two mains things: golf and whiskey. This tour can be tailored to suit your golfing interests and favourite whiskeys, allowing you to have the most wonderful time exploring the best whiskey distillery tours and golf Scotland has to offer anywhere you want.

Bespoke Golf & Whiskey Tours

 


 

4. Islay

bespoke islay tours

Islay whiskeys are known for their refined tastes and subtle notes, and there is nowhere better to experience this whiskey than at the Island of Islay distillery. Whether you’re flying from Glasgow, or getting the ferry from Kennacraig, this whiskey tour allows you to become fully acquainted with the island’s famous distilleries through in-depth tours and discussions, but you can also relax on the white sandy beaches, and enjoy some of the best seafood Scotland has to offer.

Islay Tours

 


 

3. The Highlands

scottish highland village tours

Highland whiskeys are known across the world, but this is your chance to get up close and personal with the people who lovingly craft them. Due to the variety of flavours of Highland whiskey, this tour ensures that you get to taste each one to fully understand the subtleties and differences. Offering a range of accommodation to suit your tastes, this tour combines Scotland’s range of whiskies with some of its most picturesque landscapes, including Inverness, Edderton, Dornoch, Tain and Strathpeffer.

Highlands Tours

 


 

2. Speyside

speyside distillery tours

A whiskey tour for anyone who likes mysteries and surprises, our Speyside whiskey tour offers the chance to visit 6 Scottish distilleries without knowing where you are going! From your start in Aberdeen, only your personal driver will know the route and places you will visit, but they will be sworn to secrecy, making this an exciting trip you will never forget. Lunch stops also include famous whiskey bars, meaning this is your chance to really explore a wide variety of Scotland’s most famous tipple.

Speyside Whisky Tours

 


 

1. North Coast 500

north coast 500 scotland vacation

Starting in Inverness, this whiskey tour is luxury personified. Following Scotland’s stunning coastal landscapes across a five day period, you will get to sample Scotland’s best and finest whiskeys and gins. With world class spirits, excellent food and white beaches, this tour is perfect for anyone who needs to relax and unwind.

The Whisky Lovers North Coast 500 Tours

 


 

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3 days of bespoke Highland tour

It was our pleasure to welcome Tracy and her 10 friends as part of their annual trip away. They travelled all the way from New Hampshire to visit Scotland for a week. As part of their trip, we were honoured to take them for 3 days of Highland tours. They fitted a lot into the 3 days getting to the summit of both Cairngorm and Glencoe and taking an informative hike at the top of Cairngorm.  They visited Plodda Falls, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefields and Clava Cairns and managed to squeeze in a visit to Tomatin whisky distillery along the way.

It was so much fun to be included as part of their Scottish holiday and we hope they will come back and see us another time. Thanks again to them for choosing us.

We specialise in tailor-made, bespoke tours and we design tours in Scotland to suit the requirements of our clients.

Contact us if you would like a tour package designed for you.

Morgan Classic Car Hire in Scotland

Travel in Style

When amongst the beauty of the Scottish countryside and islands, it would be a shame not to drive an equally beautiful car – with Morgan Classic Car Hire in Scotland, now you can!

Whilst Morag may have looks and charm straight from the 1940s, Morgan actually still hand-builds these exact same cars today with the same level of craftsmanship and independent spirit as ever.

This is a car that prioritises an enjoyable experience more than anything else.

This car will help you escape from the mundanity of daily motoring but isn’t so overwhelmingly fast that you can’t enjoy the country roads without being slapped with a speeding ticket.

 

 

Expert Crafstmanship

Much like a fine Scotch, Morgan has had years of passion and skill put into making it something special. Every Morgan produced features a body-frame that has been lovingly carved from ash, a tradition that the manufacturer has maintained for almost seven decades. Inside, the finely-upholstered seats and leather trim are all hand-stitched and each interior is bespoke for each car. Simplicity, style and tradition are at the heart of the Morgan’s exterior and interior design.

 

Why Morgan Classic Car Hire in Scotland?

It would be fair to say that Scotland has some of the most engaging driving roads in the UK set amongst some of the more dramatic and scenic countryside offering you a far more idyllic driving experience compared to urban traffic jams and motorways. With Morag’s soft-top roof, you can stow away the canvas and experience the elements in all their glory.

Morgan Classic Car Hire in Scotland

 

The Ideal Add-On for Your Tour!

the ideal add on for any tour

For the best classic car hire Scotland has to offer, whether you want a classic sports-car to take out for a weekend cruise, to add some retro charm to a wedding or prom, or perhaps you want to travel in style on one of our tours(this service can be added as an extra alongside any tour advertised),the luxurious and engaging Morgan might be the car for you.

Morgan car hire is available for 1 to 7 days, and there is a mileage cap of 150 miles per day.

Book ‘Morag’ The Morgan

Scotland Tours for Corporate Events

Corporate Events

Scotland is the ideal place for corporate events. The beautiful landscape, ability to get back in touch with nature, and the opportunity to enjoy golf and whiskey make Scotland the best place for your team to take a break from the office and pressures of work.

At High Spirits Tours, we specialise in providing bespoke and pre-planned Scotland vacations – helping people from all around the globe visit the World’s Most Beautiful Country! If you’re looking into visiting, but just don’t know where to go or what to do, then let us give you a hand by setting up a pre-planned or fully bespoke tour of Scotland ideal for you and your team. If you’re still not sure after reading our post, then why not give us a call and see what we can do to make your trip to Scotland that little bit more special.

Here are some of the best corporate events that Scotland has to offer:

 


 

5. Magical Mull Discovery Tour

magical mull tours of scotland

The beautiful Island of Mull is famous for its nature, beauty, and as a place to relax and recharge. Staring in Oban, this tour allows your corporate team to explore everything from the Tobermory Distillery to the mystical Isle of Iona, as well discovering the many talented food producers on the Island, making this an excellent choice for a corporate Scotland tour.

Mull Tours

 


 

4. Highland Villages Experience

scottish highland village tours

Starting in Inverness, this tour focuses on traditional highland villages, getting to know the history, traditions, culture and even the current locals! Visiting sites such as Dornoch, where the last witch in Scotland was burnt in 1722, and the Loch fine nature reserve, this tour will take your team away from the stresses of modern life and offer a much calmer pace of life during these corporate events.

Highland Tours

 


 

3. Speyside Distillery Tours

speyside distillery tours of scotland

One of the best corporate whiskey tours out there, the Speyside distillery tour offers the chance to visit 6 mystery distilleries situated in the stunning Speyside countryside. A must for all whiskey fans, this tour begins in Aberdeen and may see you visit up to three different distilleries in one day!

Speyside Whisky Distillery Tours

 


 

2. North Coast 500

north coast 500 scotland vacation

Our most exotic and luxurious corporate events are along the breath-taking North Coast 500 route, which offers your team the chance to experience Scotland like they never have before. Making your way from Inverness, and touring the coast of Scotland, you and your corporate team will visit white beaches, spectacular scenery and experience some of the world’s best whiskies and gins along the way; this tour will allow your team to unwind and relax in style.

North Coast 500 Tours

 


 

1. Bespoke Golf & Whiskey Tours

bespoke golf and whiskey tours

Seamlessly combining Scotland’s two most famous exports, this corporate tour is completely bespoke and can be tailored to suit your favourite places. Being able to match the tour to your team’s whiskey and golfing interests will make this a memorable journey that will revitalise your team after all of their hard work throughout the year.

Golf & Whisky Tours

 


 

Get in Touch

So, if you’re looking for the perfect corporate events for your team, or simply want to go on one of our incredible Scotland Tours, then get it touch with us today and find out more about what we can do to make this happen!

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Bespoke Tours of the Beautiful Scottish Highlands & Islands

Most Beautiful Country

Scotland has always been renowned for its spectacular scenery and culture and now with it being officially voted ‘The Most Beautiful Country in the World’ by Roughguides.com users, it makes it all the more reason why you should want to come and visit Scotland and experience for yourself everything Scotland has to offer.

From our majestic, breathtaking countryside and islands to our world renowned food, dining, produce and culture, our bespoke Scotland tours will help you make the most of your time here.

Due to Scotland’s sheer beauty and cinematic landscapes, it has been showcased in various filming locations by world renowned cult film series including Glencoe as featured in the James Bond film SKyfall, Glenfinnan as seen in Harry Potter, Glen Nevis featured in Braveheart and the Isle of Skye used in ‘Macbeth’ to name but a few.

 

Bespoke Tours of the Scottish Highlands & Islands

scottish highlands and islands tours

Here at High Spirits Tours, we offer services and Scotland tour packages like no other, allowing you to plan an absolute Bespoke and Tailored Tour to suit you, your guests and travelling party, taking into consideration everything from specific interests, tastes and budget. Don’t just picture these breathtaking locations in celluloid, come and visit them with us and experience it with High Spirits Tours as we guide you around this truly unique country.

Our bespoke tours of Scotland allow you to cater your visit to take in everything you want to see and do. We offer everything from Highland Tours to specific Scottish Island Tours. Due to our vast knowledge of the country and what each of its areas have to offer, we can tailor your tour to allow you to experience certain and specific foods and drinks, giving you a taste of the best home grown produce cooked by award winning chefs and allowing you to stay at world renowned locations and establishments.

Our Bespoke Tours

 

Famous Whiskey Distillery Tours

bespoke whiskey distillery tours

If you’re interested in history and culture we can cater to your needs creating Scotland vacations which will take in the sights and sounds of what interests you from historical culture, castle ruins and architecture to authentic local culture in our various towns, villages, cities and Islands. From our Fife Harbour Villages Experience to The Gourmet Galloway Tour and Magical Mull Discovery Tour, there’s plenty for all to enjoy.

If you’re interested in Scotland’s famous ‘National Drink’ sampling the whisky and Golf of St Andrews and Highland Villages tours of Portmahomack, Dornoch and Ullapool. With Scotland being as majestic as it is in all weathers, there is no time like the present to come and visit us and no one knows Scotland like we do – offering such a unique and tailor made tour package with a custom designed itinerary which we are proud to offer you.

Speyside Whisky Distillery Tours

 

Add On Morgan Car Hire

morgan car hire scotland

While travelling in and around Scotland you will receive a welcome like no other, you even have the option to travel in true luxury with our Morgan Car Hire now available as an add-on to your tour! Whether you want to hire out ‘Morag’ for a day event or for full week tours of Scotland, she’s available with our flexible hire. One of the best tours to take Morag out on is our Luxury North Coast 500 Adventure – This trip of a lifetime allows you to circle the Northern half of Scotland in luxury in style, staying in luxurious surroundings and eating your way through some of the finest quality produce you can get anywhere in the world.

Morgan Car Hire

 

Get In Touch

We are proud of our country, our people and their culture and are always happy and proud to share with you the authentic experience as our welcome guest. So, if you’re considering taking trip or vacation to Scotland, then come along on one of our tours and enjoy the full experience of what Scotland has to offer.

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