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Speyside Private Whisky Tour from Aberdeen
Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
This tour starts from: Aberdeen
Duration: 1 Day - 8 hours approx.
This is a Private Tour
Our tour today takes us up to the world renowned Speyside Whisky region of Scotland. Home to whiskies recognised all around the globe such as Macallan, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich.
We depart from the city of Aberdeen and trail to Speyside via the rugged and mountainous scenic Lecht route. We have timed our tour to allow for a couple of photo stops on this memorable road before arriving at our first stop of the day - Glenlivet Distillery.
At the distillery the expert guide will take you on a tour and reveal the ancient methods used to produce the Water of Life. No tour of a distillery would be complete without a Wee Dram and the Glenlivet is no exception to this rule!!
We now head off to a unique place which provides a vital link in our whisky making chain, the Speyside Cooperage. To be legally classed as whisky our blends and malts need to mature in barrels for a minimum of 3 years. This family-owned business is the only working cooperage in the UK. It takes a 5 year apprenticeship to learn all the skills needed to be a cooper. We watch as they repair the Bourbon and Sherry casks used for the whisky and create the new casks some distillers now use. This is also our lunch stop and there is a range of light lunch choices in the cafe.
Our final visit of the day is a tour round the world famous Glenfiddich distillery. Situated in Dufftown, the capital of the whisky industry. Rome sits on 7 hills, Dufftown sits on 7 stills and Glenfiddich is the jewel in the crown! The tour once again reveals the secrets of the making and ends with a wonderful opportunity to sample a flight of 4 whiskies.
After our tour we depart Speyside and return to Aberdeen via the A96
We can visit a maximum of 3 distilleries in one day. In Speyside there is a variety to select from; Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Cardhu, The Glenlivet, Glen Grant, Glenfarclas, Glen Moray and The Macallan.
Speyside Whisky Tour from Aberdeen
Day by Day Itinerary:
This Private Tour from Aberdeen available Monday to Friday.
9am leave Aberdeen
11.15 arrive Glenlivet Distillery
11.15 - 12.30 Tour and visit
12.30 - 1 Travel to Speyside Cooperage
1 - 2.30 Visit and lunch
2.30 - 2.50 Travel to Glenfiddich Distillery
3 - 5.30 Tour and visit
5.30 Leave for Aberdeen
7.45 approx tour ends.
Note: during the winter times may vary.
Photo Attributes: 1. Mike O'Rourke, 2. Marco Bellucci
Operated by: Go Scotland Tours Rank 3
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