Frequently asked questions
Where do your Speyside Whisky Tour departure points?
Because we provide private tours, we leave from your accommodation. Our Speyside Whisky Tours depart from Speyside towns including Forres, Elgin, Keith, Rothes, Aberlour, Dufftown. We also depart from further afield including Inverness, Nairn and Aviemore in the Highland region. We also depart from West Aberdeenshire including Cullen and Huntly. We don't depart from Aberdeen but there are trains into the area and we can pick you up from the station (see next Q&A). Our tours of Speyside Whisky Distilleries don't depart from Edinburgh or Glasgow but you can be in Speyside in 4.5 hours ready to start your tour the next day.
Do you offer Speyside Whisky Tours from Aberdeen?
We don't depart from Aberdeen however, there are good rail connections between Aberdeen and Speyside. We can pick you up from Huntly, Keith and Elgin and from there embark on a Speyside Whisky Tour.
Do you do whisky tours from Inverness to Macallan Distillery?
Yes, there's a lot of interest in the new Macallan Distillery and we often include a visit to Macallan for our guests. We can put together an itinerary for a Speyside Whisky Tour from Inverness which includes visits to the traditional distilleries and The Macallan. We offer a range of bespoke, private Speyside Whisky Tours which can include The Macallan. Macallan has limited tour times and opening hours for members of the public.
What types of tour do you offer?
We offer a range of tours specialising in Speyside Whisky Tours Speyside has a quite a few distilleries open to the public and we develop itineraries which are tailor made for you. These are generally one day, two day and three day whisky tours. More tour details and inspiration can be found here.
Do you offer Whisky Tours all year round?
Yes, even in winter time there are quite a few distilleries open and it's ideal for Speyside Whisky Tours.
Do you plan the tours?
We can provide tour ideas or even a tailor made itinerary based on any variables including initial preferences, departure point and our knowledge. This can be amended as required between us. We handle all the administration including your distillery bookings.
Do you offer tours of the Malt Whisky Trail?
Yes, the Malt Whisky Trail is a group of Speyside distilleries and the Speyside Cooperage and we are very happy to take you to those. Malt Whisky Trail Tours
What kind of vehicle do you operate?
We use a Honda CRV which is comfortable and spacious tour car. It has air conditioning and provides window views for a maximum of 3 passengers. It has leather seats and a panoramic sunroof. It is insured for tour guiding purposes. It's ideal for the roads around the Highlands and Speyside.
Which distilleries can I visit?
There are over 16 Speyside Distilleries open to the public and more than 6 close by in Highland region. Here's a map of the Speyside Distilleries open to visitors.
Do you design and provide a whisky tour itinerary?
Please use our contact page to check availability and to Speyside Whisk Tour planning process.
What are the best Speyside Distillery Whisky Tours?
All the whisky distilleries operate tours to a high standard so it's difficult to say which are the best Speyside Distillery Tours. Some also have more specialist whisky tours e.g. blending, cocktails etc. Some Speyside distilleries are best for learning how to make your own whisky, single cask tastings, blind tastings etc. One of the top Speyside experiences is to become a distiller for a day although you won't have time to do tours of any other distilleries!
Can we combine a whisky tour with an activity?
Moray and Speyside offer lots of activities. From golf to white water rafting to hill climbing. There are quite a few golf courses and the area is ideal for a Moray Speyside Golf and Whisky Tour. For a description of Moray tours, find more details here.
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