Your Leader

Holly Seidewand, aka @herwhiskylove on Instagram, is one of the leading experts on Scotch whisky in the United States. She got her start in whisky by traveling the world and writing about distilleries on her blog Her Whisky Love. Since then, she was the whisky buyer at Gordons in Boston, the North American Brand Ambassador for Bacardi’s Single Malt Scotch Portfolio and currently is co-owner of First Fill Spirits in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Holly has co-led multiple Rascal + Thorn tours and is the leader of this wonderful trip to the West Coast of Scotland. We are excited to have Holly educate and guide this group. This is a very intimate group limited to 4-6 guests. Because of this limited size, Holly can provide true one-on-one education and experience of what you are seeing and tasting!

Distillery Visits

This is a whisky tour and distillery visits are the key experience. We will visit some of the best on the West Coast of Scotland. Our group will be spend 8 nights traveling around the coast and visit both islands and peninsulas. Because of the limited group size, Holly will be able to showcase these distilleries with more elevated experiences.

Some of the distilleries on this trip include Oban, Tobermory, Ardnamuchan, Talisker, Torabhaig, Raasay and more! Islands will include Mull, Skye, Raasay and more.

Other Cultural Excursions

Scotland is whisky heaven, but it is also one of the most beautiful countries on earth! On this trip you will visit some beautiful places and take it all in. It’s important to add some cultural sightseeing as well, and this trip will be a nice balance between both whisky and culture.

And food! We will be sure to reserve spots at some of our favorite dining establishments along the West Coast as we travel around.



  • Oban
  • Tobermory
  • Ardnamurchan
  • Talisker
  • Torabhaig
  • Raasay
  • Ben Nevis
  • And others


  • Ferry trips to various islands
  • A visit to the Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
  • A journey and walks through Skye
  • Special Tastings
  • Other cultural sights

Saturday, September 7 – Arrive to Scotland for an 8-night stay. TBD if we start in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Details will be available soon.

Sunday, September 8 – After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Oban for a 1-night stay. Visit the Oban Distillery.

Monday, September 9 – We take the ferry to the Isle of Mull and stay in Tobermory for 1 night. Visit the Tobermory Distillery.

Tuesday, September 10 – We take the ferry to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and visit the Ardnamurchan Distillery. We drive to Skye for a 3-night stay. On the way to our accommodations we will visit the Torabhaig Distillery.

Wednesday, September 11 – Day Tour around Skye. Visit the Talisker Distillery.

Thursday, September 12 – Day trip to the Isle of Raasay for a visit to the Raasay Distillery.

Friday, September 13 – Head back South and stay in Fort William for one night. Visit the Ben Nevis Distillery.

Saturday, September 14 – We head back to Edinburgh/Glasgow (TBD) for our final group night.

Sunday, September 15 – Departure from Scotland back to the US.

  • 8-night stay in Scotland
  • Transportation within Scotland
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
  • 7 breakfasts (hotel)
  • Guides
  • All taxes and tips
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Scotland (air) before/after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks during included meals, unless noted
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

We select the best hotel for the group in Scotland’s cities with walking access to restaurants and all local attractions.

$4995 USD Per Person (double occupancy)

Limited to 6 Guests Maximum

A deposit of $1495 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 the size of the group and popularity of this destination.

Single Supplement $1500

Final payment is due 90 days prior to the start of the tour. Please contact us for a Reservation Form or to ask any questions about the trip. We look forward to traveling with you!

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