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Calling all connoisseurs! This tour combines the best tours at fantastic distilleries with eating at great restaurants and sampling the best whisky bars around! Current tour schedule based on tours currently offered by each distillery.
Strathisla (Chivas) – Chivas Blending Experience – gives the opportunity to create your very own Chivas blend! 2 hours 15minutes of fun blending and tasting your own whisky. This is an exclusive tour and many whisky fans cherish the experience.
Glen Grant – Connoisseur’s Tour – Glen Grant quietly distil some of the highest regarded whiskies in Scotland! Their 18-year old expression has many fans in the reviewing world! Each guest will be given a tour of the distillery and a stroll in the beautiful gardens created by Major James Grant, the distilleries founder. There is also the chance to savour the flavours of the amazing Glen Grant 25-year old.
Balvenie – Connoisseur’s Tour – this tour is very special as Balvenie do not run many tours but when they do, they give you a great tour. You will see the only traditional, working floor maltings in the Scottish Highlands and nose and taste some of the finest single malts produced at The Balvenie. You can also bottle your own in Warehouse 24 at an extra cost.
Aberlour – Chronicles of the Cask Tour – tour the distillery founded by Peter Weir and James Gordon in 1826. You will sample different expressions straight from the cask from both American and Spanish oak.
Driver/ guide plus one night standard class accommodation in Speyside area and entry for basic whisky tastings at each distillery. Upgrades in accommodation possible at booking stage.
Due to the exclusive nature of these tours, it may not always be possible to provide these distillery tours but other exclusive tours will be sourced and advance notice will be provided if this is the case.
This tour can also be extended by requesting at booking stage. Please make it clear you would like extra day(s) and how many extra days accommodation.
Suggested Meeting point : Aberdeen (Departures from other locations possible but may require an extra day and extra nights accommodation)
2 days plus one night accommodation touring the stunning Speyside countryside (extensions possible. Please ask for quote).
Exclusive Connoisseurs Tours of following distilleries (subject to availability):
It may be possible to change the distilleries. Please request at booking for avialability for your own personal favourites.
Will include an evening at some of best whisky bars in Scotland! These are Speyside bars with huge collections, for all budgets! They have many rare and sought after bottles. Well worth visiting.
Accommodation Types Explanation
Accommodation Types Explanation
– Standard – Basic level accommodation costed in any tour priced including accommodation.
– Premium – Higher grade likely to include breakfast or standard level accommodation in an area where general costs of accommodation are higher due to seasonality.
– Premium + – Likely to be graded 4* by Scottish Tourist Board and there is a likelihood the accommodation package will be Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
– Luxury – Superior high level accommodation likely to be graded 5* by the Scottish Tourist Board and likely to include dinner in the package. Availability for this can be limited in some areas.
PLEASE NOTE: WHERE AN ADJUSTMENT TO COST OF ACCOMMODATION HAS TO BE MADE, UP OR DOWN, AN ADJUSTMENT INVOICE OR CREDIT WILL BE ISSUED ONCE ACCOMMODATION IS FINALISED.