Speyside is the home to 50 distilleries, some of which are open to the public for tours and tastings. You are hiring a luxury Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid SUV and driver for the day, so where we go and what we do is entirely up to you. We have proposed an itinerary however if you wish to do something else, please let us know. We will take you on a relaxed drive between stop offs, pointing out items or places of interest. NOTE some of these attractions are not open at the weekend. Tour and lunch bookings are usually essential in advance1. We will pick you up from your hotel / guest house2. The first stop is at a whisky distillery for a tour and a tasting2. Next stop is lunch. Whether you'd like a pub lunch, a visit to a whisky bar, or sandwiches in the car is your decision3. Next we'd recommend a visit to the Speyside Cooperage (Mon-Fri)4. You decide the final stop. Another distillery? A tourist attraction e.g. Elgin Cathedral? A scenic drive to the coast? Shopping at Brodie Country Fare?
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Benromach DistilleryFirst stop is Benromach Distillery in Forres. Benromach was first established in 1898 and has been through many closures and changes of ownership over the years. The current custodians are the Urquhart family (owners of Gordon & Macphail) who reopened the site in 1998. There are a number of different tours and/or tastings available ranging from 30 mins to 120 mins and priced from £6 to £125 per person.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Glen Moray Distillery, Elgin, Moray, ScotlandThe team at Glen Moray will take you through the process of creating our classic Speyside malt. After this, you can take a whilst to relax with a tasting flight and possibly sample some of their range of expressions. This is a good opportunity to stop for lunch and have a bite to eat in the Coffee Shop where they pair the flavours of their whiskies with some wonderful Scottish produce.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre, Craigellachie, Moray, ScotlandThe cooper takes years to master his art. The cooper of speyside build and repair casks from all over the world without using any glue or nails. Here you will be taken through the lifecycle of the cask, and see the Coopers at work, still using the traditional methods and tools. The Cooperage also has a large gift shop, full of great whisky gifts.PLEASE NOTE: The Speyside Cooperage is only open Mon – FriDuration: 1 hourStop At: Cardhu Distillery, Aberlour, Moray, ScotlandThe final distillery of the day is Cardhu which is situated in a picturesque setting in the heart of Speyside. Uniquely, Cardhu was started by a women, and stands out for its history, as well as the whisky it makes. Cardhu is also home to the world-famous Johnnie Walker blend, and visitors to the distillery can experience both the history of the single malt, and the story of the renowned blend. Cardhu distillery offers guided tours, tutored tastings, and features an extensive shop and brand centre.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes