the personalised perthshire Whisky Tour:
- Stirling Castle Viewpoint
- Gleaneagles Hotel and Golf Complex
- The Glenturret Distillery
- Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery
- Blair Athol Distillery
- Edradour Distillery
This tour takes in four whisky distilleries within the Perthshire area of Scotland as well as providing stops for views of Stirling Castle, Gleneagles Golf and Hotel complex and the bridges over the River Forth. It'll certainly give you a taste of different whiskies as well as showing off Scotland's scenery.
We depart Edinburgh heading west towards Stirling Castle, on the way we will get fleeting glimpses of Linlithgow Palace and the Kelpies. Visits to Stirling Castle are covered in our other tours, we make a short stop at the castle viewpoint. A short distance away is the village of Gleneagles, home to the Gleneagles Hotel and also host venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
It is a short drive to our first distillery, none other than the home of The Famous Grouse, the Glenturret Distillery. Two tour options are available here, the first is the distillery experience, the second tour is the tasting experience, where during both tours you can enjoy 'two whisky tastes, one from The Glenturret range and one from The Famous Grouse range. Following the second tour, you will sample a further three whiskies', from their 'Famous range or Finest range of whiskies'. This is Scotland’s oldest working distillery. Both tours are estimated to take 1 hour. Time is made available to browse the distillery shop.
Aberfeldy (via the Sma' Glen) is our next stop, home to Dewar's Whisky Distillery. Three tours are available, the Aberfeldy Tour which focuses on their heritage centre, distillery tour and warehouse experience, a 25ml dram gives a taste of their whisky. Their Cask Tasting Tour 'has the added bonus for those wanting to taste something truly unique – an exclusively aged Aberfeldy Single Malt straight from the cask along with a blender's tot glass to take home'. Their final tour is the Dewar's Connoisseurs Tour, which is stated as being 'for whisky aficionados'. From their heritage centre, you can learn about the distilleries origins, visit the distillery and warehouse and try a tasting tray of five awarded drams.
A short drive away is the town of Pitlochry with the River Tummel flowing close by the Blair Athol Distillery. The distillery is famous for its 12 year old single malt whisky, we can spend time taking the Distillery tour. The Distillery offers three tours, 2016 Blair Athol Standard Tour, the 2016 Signature Tour or the 2016 Allt Dour Deluxe.
The 2016 Blair Athol Standard Tour consists of a guided tour of the distillery with a dram of Blair Athol single malt, The 2016 Signature Tour is a private tour, tasting the Blair Athol 12 Year Old Single Malt plus a further 3 Single Malts. The distilleries premium tour again is a private tour with tutored tasting of their Blair Athol 12 Year Old Single Malt. Their Cask Strength Blair Athol is drawn direct from the cask and 4 further “Drams” from their Whisky Treasure Trove. The standard tour will last approximately 45-60 minutes, with the signature tour taking roughly 90 minutes, Time is available to browse the distilleries shop for souvenirs.
Our final distillery, is located a very short drive away at Edradour Distillery. and is 'renowned as the smallest and most picturesque in Scotland'. We hope you'll see why, as another tour can be undertaken lasting 1 hour.
It's then time to head back to Edinburgh, however, we have teamed up with the Ivybank Lodge, where we can stop for an evening meal. The menu changes weekly and the food is fantastic! If not, we will take the more direct route back to Edinburgh and have you back at your hotel in time for dinner.
Pick Up Time 08:00
Approximate Return Time 18:30 (not including an evening meal in Blairgowrie).
Please contact us for tour prices, as most of the distillery have requested that distillery tours will need to be booked in advance. For health and safety reasons, the distilleries do not permit children under 8 years old are not permitted in certain areas of the distillery, note that no-one under the age of 18 is allowed to consume whisky on these visits.