EATING

15%

DRINKING

55%

SIGHTSEEING

15%

FREE TIME

15%

Distillery Visits

We head to the most concentrated area of distilleries in Scotland and visit the Speyside region and the upper Highlands.  Located here are some of the biggest names in the Scotch world.

On this tour we will visit Macalan, Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Aberlour, Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Balvenie, Tomatin and others.

Unique Excursions

Not only are we visiting some of the best distilleries in Scotland, but we will also do many cultural and other whisky-focused activities including the Scotch Malt Whisky Experience, the Edinburgh Castle, the Speyside Cooperage and many other treats.

We include a nice balance of whisky and history of Scotland on our journeys.

Your Guide

Charles Grabitzky has been taking groups to Scotland, Ireland and Kentucky on whisky tours for many years.  This trip will be the fourth 9 Maple whisky tour and we will go back to many of the favorite stops on our first tour in 2015.

If you have never been to Scotland on a whisky tour, this is the best time to start.

Highlights

Distilleries

  • Macallan
  • Glenfiddich
  • Aberlour
  • Glenfarclas
  • Dalmore
  • Glenmorangie
  • Tomatin
  • And others

Excursions

  • A visit to the Speyside Cooperage
  • A tour of the Edinburgh Castle
  • A tour of the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh
  • Special Tastings
  • Other cultural sights
Itinerary

Saturday, September 15 – Arrive in Edinburgh for a 1-night stay.  Visit and Tour the Scotch Whisky Experience.

Sunday, September 16 – After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Inverness for a 5-night stay.  On the way we stop for lunch at the Highlander Inn and visit the new Macallan Distillery.

Monday, September 17 – After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for a full day of distillery tours. We start at Aberlour for a tour and tasting, visit the Speyside Cooperage, and end the day at Glenfarclas for a tour and special tasting.

Tuesday, September 18 – After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for a full day of distillery tours. Today we head north and visit Glenmorangie for a special Signet tour and tasting. We stop at Balblair for a tasting and end the day with a tour and tasting at Dalmore.

Wednesday, September 19 – After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for a full day of distillery tours. Today we head to Tomatin for a tour and tasting and in the afternoon have a special visit with the Glen Ord distillery.

Thursday, September 20 – After breakfast at the hotel, we leave for a full day of distillery tours. Our final day in the Speyside takes us to the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries.

Friday, September 21 – After breakfast we head back to Edinburgh for a 2-night stay.  Along the way we visit the Edradour Distillery, the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.

Saturday, September 22 – Morning visit to the Edinburgh Castle. Afternoon at leisure.

Sunday, September 23 – Departure from Edinburgh back to the US.

Included
  • 8-night stay in Scotland
  • Transportation within Scotland
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
  • Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Speyside Cooperage Tour
  • 8 breakfasts (hotel), 4 lunches while visiting distilleries
  • Guides
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Scotland (air) before/after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks during included meals, unless noted
  • Tips to driver
Accomodations

We select the best hotel for the group in both Edinburgh and Inverness with walking access to restaurants and all local attractions.

$2395 USD Per Person

A deposit of $395 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.  Limited spaces available on this trip and it will fill up due to popularity of these distilleries.

Single Supplement $600

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour. Please contact us for a Reservation Form if you are interested in joining us on the tour.

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