If you are visiting Scotland and looking for a lovely day out to experience wonderful scenery, excellent food and enjoy some whisky, then I have the perfect private bespoke tour from Edinburgh for you.
I will collect you from your accommodation or cruise ship terminal and we will head towards the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The Trossachs are very picturesque and often regarded as Scotland in miniature, with rolling hills, lochs and lots of wildlife.
Depending on where I collect you we will make different detours to view some of Scotland’s historical sites. We may well have an option to build in a morning visit to Stirling Castle, Linlithgow Palace or perhaps The Kelpies.
Around midday we will stop for lunch at Scotland’s best casual dining restaurant, Venachar Lochside, which was awarded the title by Visit Scotland’s Scottish Thistle Awards. We recently visited for lunch and you can read our review on our blog. There’s lots of delicious options available on the menu but if fish is your preference you can dine on Cullen Skink, Loch Venachar Trout or enjoy a smoked fish platter. You can also sample some local beer from both Harviestoun and Fallen Breweries both of which appear on the menu.
After lunch we will make our way through the Trossachs and over the dramatic Duke’s Pass to Aberfoyle then onwards to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery.
Glengoyne has been in operation since 1833 and being independently owned has complete control over their production methods. Glengoyne has six guiding principles rooted in nearly 200 years of their craft, along with an unwavering commitment to the environment and is a gathering of like-minded people. They believe this to be the Glengoyne Way.
Due to it’s location on the Highland Line the distillery is unique making whisky in the Highlands and then allowing it to mature just across the road in the Lowlands.
The Sunday Times newspaper voted Glengoyne Distillery whisky tours the best in Scotland and I can arrange a suitable tour of the distillery for you. All the tours available are detailed below along with timescales and cost.
After your distillery tour and a few drams we will make our way back to your accommodation or cruise ship terminal.
The definitive tour round the place where it all happens; slowly. Enjoy a Glengoyne 12 Year Old, overlooking the waterfall and glen. You will witness men doing very little as they nurse the spirit through their swan-necked copper beasts. At Glengoyne the clocks have no hands.
Just like the Glengoyne tour above but with an additional tasting of Glengoyne 18 Year Old Highland Single Malt Whisky. Two great drams and an hour of fun.
A distillery tour including tastings of their 12 Year Old, Cask Strength, 18 Year Old and 21 Year Old, the four Glengoyne’s awarded seven Gold Medals at the last two industry “Oscars” – The International Wine and Spirit Competition and The San Francisco World Spirits Competition. You can taste for yourself what all the fuss is about!
A delicious insight into what happens when world class Single Malt Whisky and chocolate collide. Enjoy a dram of 12 Year Old and all the fun of the Glengoyne tour, followed by a unique whisky and chocolate experience. Glengoyne have paired their luscious 15 Year Old and multi award winning 21 Year Old Malt with four handmade Nucoco chocolates to create a memorable sensory experience.
Create your very own, unique Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This unique experience lets you create your Glengoyne, the way you want it. After a tasting of Glengoyne 12 Year Old and an in-depth distillery tour, it’s off to the Sample Room to assume the role of Honorary Malt Master. Taste 10ml samples from five very different Glengoyne 1997 casks and experience for yourself the effects that oak species, cask manufacture and previous fill have on the spirit, before constructing your own unique Cask Strength, Un-Chill filtered Glengoyne 17 Year Old. Leave the distillery with a spring in your step, a 200ml bottling of your own one off creation and a clearer understanding of the crucial role our Malt Master plays in making Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky. Unavailable elsewhere.
Wield your dug. Dip two casks. Drink the drams. Bottle your favourite. After enjoying a Glengoyne Cask Strength whilst gazing over their waterfall and an in-depth distillery tour, you will enter the hallowed No. 1 Warehouse, armed with your dipping dug. So called because they were “man’s best friend”, the dug was once used by the wily warehouseman to dip casks surreptitiously. Plunge in your dug, pull two healthy drams from a 1st Fill Sherry cask and a 1st Fill Bourbon barrel and retire to a safe haven for leisurely oral analysis. Then for the tricky bit – it’s back to No1 Warehouse to select which cask from which to draw enough to fill your 200ml bottle, which is included in the price of the tour.
Each tour includes a £5 money off voucher, redeemable against any Glengoyne 70cl.
If you are interested in taking one of my private, bespoke trips from Edinburgh please feel free to contact me either by phone or email and we can start to plan Your Scottish Tour.
If you only have a short timescale available we may still be able to help you experience the very best Scotland has to offer. It’s always worth asking!
Your Scottish Tour