Tour of Scottish Speyside Whisky Distilleries
Scotland is renowned for Whisky Galore, with some of the best single malt distilleries located in the Scottish Highlands and Speyside. Why not visit some of our finest distilleries, take a tour or have a tasting, and relax in the knowledge that we are doing the driving in a comfortable 8-seater vehicle.
Scotland is world renowned for its production of the finest single malt whisky. Each single malt whisky boasts its unique taste and characteristics, influenced by the wonderful natural spring water so abundant throughout the country. The production methods for each single malt has been meticulously preserved through tradition and guarded by the distillery. There traditional production methods and fine ingredients creates the subtle differences and intricate flavours which differentiates one malt whisky from the next. Happy Tours will take you to visit some of the most wonderful Speyside whisky distilleries so you can learn their secrets, and taste their wares, all this combined makes this one of the best whisky tours in Scotland.
Visit some of Scotland’s best-known distilleries on our Speyside Whisky Guided Tour and tick them off your "Scotland distillery tours" map. Enjoy a dram (or two) of the uisge beatha (meaning “water of life” in the Scots Gaelic), and learn some of the magic used to turn three basic ingredients; barley, water and yeast, into the finest Scotch single malt whisky.
Speyside - The home of single malt whisky distilleries...
Speyside, the home of single malt whisky, boasts the greatest concentration of distilleries in Scotland. The abundance of pure spring water and fertile lands (thanks to the River Spey) makes the region rich in natural ingredients. This is a great starting point for producing the finest single malt whisky, and an even better place for us to start our Speyside Whisky Distillery Tour!
Our Speyside distillery day tour from Inverness starts with a tour and tasting at Tomatin Distillery, which has been producing malt whisky since 1897. Having recently been named one of the ‘best in travel’ destination by Lonely Planet (2019), we’re sure you will enjoy your experience, and of course the soft, mellow notes of this wonderful Highland single malt.
The finest malt in Scotland
Next, we travel through the glorious and lush Spey Valley, passing golden barley fields on our whisky trail, one of the three key ingredients used in the magic of single malt whisky production. We’ll stop by Glenfarclas Distillery for a whisky tasting and enjoy the ambience of the of the distillery’s beautiful and unique “ship’s room”.
Having visited two more traditional distilleries, its onto the Macallan. The new £140m state-of-the-art visitors’ centre was opened in 2018 to much deserved acclaim. Increase in demand has created the need for innovation, whilst remaining true to tradition and heritage. This truly is a remarkable experience, and the whisky is excellent too! Enjoy a tasting and some lunch while exploring the future of single malt production.
It’s back to the traditional we go with a visit to Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin, established in 1897. Enjoy a tasting of the recently launched “Elgin Heritage” range, comprising of a 12, 15 and 18 year old single Speyside malt. Finally, we conclude our Speyside single malt whisky tour at Benromach Distillery, one of the smallest distilleries producing in Scotland. In recent times, this distillery has gone from strength to strength, producing sensational award winning single malts, "beautifully balanced with a wisp of smoke, Benromach classic single malts bring back the unique taste of Speyside whisky almost lost forever".
So sit back, relax, and partake in the finest of Scotland’s “amber nectar”. We become your “designated driver” on one of the best Speyside whisky tours available from Inverness.
Speyside Distillery Tour Highlights
- Our Speyside Whisky Tour is available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 1st April and 30th September 2020.
- Highland Whisky Tour are available on request - scroll down for details. (Maximum 8 spaces available).
- We only use 8-seater vehicles for a more personal Speyside whisky tour.
Meeting Point: Check-in for this whisky tour is at 8:45am, at the Front of the Columba Hotel, 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF for depart at 9am.
Adult Tour Prices:
1 person - £70
2 people - £140
3 people - £210
4 people - £280
5 people - £350
6 people - £420
7 people - £490
8 people - £560
Lunch, entrance fees, tour admissions and whisky tastings are NOT included in the price.
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Highland Distillery Whisky Tour
Already been on a Speyside whisky trail tour? Looking for something different? Why not visit some of the Highland Single Malt Distilleries? This tour is available on request, please contact us to discuss your requirements.