Whether you're a whisky lover or a whisky learner, you're bound to get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside with this full-day tour.
Home to around 50% of all Scottish whisky distilleries, there's almost too much to see and drink. So on this tour, you will get the most out of the region by visiting two distinct distilleries. It’s a chance to learn about the incredible history, process, and flavours of Scotland’s national drink.
You leave Aberdeen in the morning and arrive in Royal Deeside, one of the favourite holiday locations of the British Royal Family. At the Cambus O’May forest, you can walk in the woods and re-energise in the pristine environment that makes this area such a draw for Queens, Princes, and Rabbie’s customers.
Invigorated by the walk, you head deeper into the national park, as you travel past Cockbridge and Tomintoul. This legendary stretch of road regularly sees the first of the snowy winter weather and crosses the mountain pass known locally as the Lecht. You’ll have plenty of time for photo opportunities on this unforgettable route.
Then you delve into the home of whisky, the Speyside region. Here, you stop at the Speyside Cooperage where you get to know the history of Scotland’s oak casks. Next, you head to one of the Speyside towns for lunch before you visit Cardhu distillery*.
This is the first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu* is the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label.
You leave Cardhu full of appreciation for whisky and arrive in Aberdeen in the early evening. It’s now up to you whether you continue the whisky tasting into the night.
Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.
*Cardhu’s silent season will run from 1st till 26th October. You will not be able to access the production area, but you will still get a tasting and a video experience.
If you would prefer to take a private tour, this itinerary can be operated on a private basis for a supplement. Contact us for more details.
- Transportation in a comfortable 16 seater vehicle
- Visits to Speyside Cooperage and Strathisla Distillery
- Discover Cambus O’May forest
- Knowledgable and friendly driver guide
- Meals and refreshments
- Admission fees and tastings at the distilleries
Aberdeen Bus Station Pick Up, Stance 5, Aberdeen Bus Station, Guild Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6NA
For cancellations more than 3 days (72 hours) - 100% refund.
For cancellations less than 3 days (72 hours) or no shows - full charges apply.