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From Edinburgh: Speyside Whisky Trail 3-Day Small Group Tour

1. From Edinburgh: Speyside Whisky Trail 3-Day Small Group Tour

A warm welcome awaits you in Speyside, home to more than half of Scotland's malt whiskey distilleries. You’ll have a chance to sample the whiskey and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorm, Speyside and Royal Deeside. Day 1: Head north through the Kingdom of Fife to Lindores Abbey Distillery. This modern Scottish distillery is built on the site of the first-ever recorded distillery in the country. After lunch in Pitlochry, sample the delights of Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, near the source of the River Spey. Once you’ve warmed with this dram of “the gentle spirit”, continue through the Cairngorms National Park before reaching Grantown on Spey - your base for 2 nights. Day 2: Enjoy a whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whiskey region. After a scenic drive towards the coast, make your first stop of the day at Glen Moray distillery, where you can try whisky matured in a wide selection of casks. Travel back up the Spey River to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage*, where you see another aspect of the whiskey-making process. After lunch in nearby Aberlour, visit Cardhu Distillery, which is the first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu is the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label. From here, travel back to Grantown on Spey. *Speyside Cooperage is only visited on Monday and Wednesday departures. Day 3: In the morning visit Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, set in splendid mountain scenery at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park.  Then, enjoy the majesty of Royal Deeside. Pass by Balmoral Castle, and stop in the village of Braemar in the heart of the National Park. From here, the route south passes over Scotland’s highest mountain pass, through Perthshire, and back to Edinburgh.

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What people are saying about Lindores Abbey Distillery

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 40 reviews

A great tour that we really enjoyed.

Newen as a guide was fantastic. Lots and lots of information about the country, history and other interesting details. The B&B accommodation was also superb, especially the breakfast. And of course the guided tours with the tastings in the distilleries. After a tour in Islay three years ago, I learned a lot of new things. Especially about the regional specialties and processes.

The tour allowed us to sample whiskeys from 6 distilleries over the weekend, broken up with amazing countryside and constant stories from our guide. Some slight trouble with distilleries being shut on weekends post-Brexit, but our guide found ones to go to regardless. Stayed in Granttown and would recommend heading to Craig's bar for a pie and drink.

The entire trip was wonderful. The driver / Guide Martin was such a wonderful host and the rest of the passengers from the states were so fun and friendly. The itinerary crafted was also excellent. Definitely will recommend this whiskey trails to my friends.

Billy our tour guide was great! Great knowledge, nice sense of humor and he always kept us into schedule!!! Excellent accommodation in the Grantown on Spey It helped a lot the fact that we were a small group

Extremely enjoyable. Ewing was our guide and he was excellent.