Departing Edinburgh, our Ultimate Whisky tour begins with a journey north to Kinross and our first stop of the day; Loch Leven. We will spend a short while here for a refreshment break and enjoy views across the loch to Lochleven Island and Castle. Lochleven Castle was where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567. She eventually escaped, never to see Scotland again.
Our whisky tour then continues on to Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery for our first whisky themed stop of the day. Dewar's world-renowned crafted Highland Single Malt Aberfeldy whisky has been produced at Aberfeldy Distillery since 1898. We spend 2 hours here for their Whisky and Chocolate tasting tour; comprising of a full guided tour of the distillery, warehouse and interactive heritage exhibition, and a tasting of Aberfeldy's 12 year old single malt whisky, the premium Dewar's 12 year old blended Scotch and super-premium Dewar's 18 year old blended Scotch, matched with chocolate sourced from a local chocolatier. The tour costs £23 for three whisky samples with paired chocolates.
After a Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery tour, we continue to the village of Aberfeldy for lunch. Spend time here exploring its streets, enjoy the scenery with plenty of time to grab a bite to eat before our whisky tour continues to Loch Lubnaig, and then to Deanston Distillery.
Located on the River Teith, Deanston Distillery was a cotton mill for over 180 years and has been distilling whisky using traditional methods since the 1960s. We stop here to enjoy a whisky tasting at £13 and enjoy some refreshments in the cafe.
Our final stop of the day is a short photo break at Doune Castle (famous for its appearances in Outlander, Game of Thrones and Outlaw King) before we return to Edinburgh where our Ultimate Whisky tour ends.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Departs: 08:45 | Returns: 18:30 approx
Departure Point: outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
Tues, Thurs, Sat (Available from April 2019)
Prices Per Person
Adult £38 to £42 (GBP)
Senior (60+) / Student £36 to £39 (GBP)
Child (5-16) £39 (GBP)
The Tour Includes:
- Transportation in a contemporary, air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach, plus the tour services of our great, knowledgeable driver-guides, who have a passion for Scotland and for what they do.
- Food, drink, visitor attraction entry fees and activities such as cruises are not included in the tour price but these are optional and we can advise you of the costs before you book.
Optional extras are not included in the tour price.
The price of your tour includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury coaches.
All optional extras – attraction entrance fees and meals – are not included in the price of your tour and are payable on the day of travel. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.
- We recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing for the changeable Scottish weather, and because you will have the opportunities for walks on some of our tours. You should wear comfortable shoes for walking, take a sunblock and/or a hat for sunny days and don't forget your camera!
You can also take cold food and drink on the coach if you wish but you will always have stops for eating and drinking - your driver will inform you of the options on the tour.