Speyside Whisky Experience by Whisky Trails: Three Speyside Distilleries
Whether you are a whisky aficionado or a complete novice, this Whisky Trail has something for everyone. You will be picked up from where you are staying and transported in comfort, safety, and style to Speyside. This is a private tour and only your group will participate.
If you book between April and October you will visit the big three Speyside distilleries, namely The Macallan, Glenlivet, and Glenfiddich. The agenda is flexible so depending on whether you have chosen to book a tour at one of the distilleries, we will agree the timing for your day before setting off together.
At the end of the Whisky Trail, we will head back to your starting point or another location by prior arrangement. Travel time from central Scotland is 3.5 hours in each direction, whereas Inverness lies around 1.5 hours drive away from the Speyside area.
PLEASE NOTE: due to COVID19 restrictions, Distilleries may open and close at short notice, and may also only offer limited tour and tasting options.
per adult from
8 to 12 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
- Distillery Tour and Tasting fees
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: The Glenlivet Distillery, Glenlivet Distillery B9008 Banffshire, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB Scotland
The Glenlivet Distillery is the oldest distillery in the parish of Glenlivet. Founded in 1824, it is the largest producer of single malt whisky in Scotland with production of 21 million litres in 2018. Unlike many other distilleries, it has been in almost continuous production since it was founded, even through the Great Depression and Prohibition, with a shut down during World War II being the only break.
The Glenlivet brand is the USA’s biggest selling single malt whisky and second biggest selling single malt brand globally.
The Glenlivet offers a number of different tours, the most popular of which is their Classic Tour which lasts 75 minutes and costs £12.50. Tasting flights are also offered if you don't wish to do a full tour.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Glenfiddich Distillery Station Road, Dufftown AB55 4DH Scotland
Glenfiddich is in the middle of an upgrade which will see production expanded to 20 million litres per year. This upgrade is the result of the continued rise in global demand for the single malt, with Glenfiddich now accounting for 50% of the total sales by volume for the company.
Glenfiddich is historically significant as they became the first to systematically promote a single market globally including through television advertising. This ensured that Glenfiddich became the best-selling single malt globally, a position it retains today.
Glenfiddich runs tours on the hour between 10:00 and 16:00. There are a number of different tours, the most popular of which is the Explorer Tour which costs £10 per person and lasts 90 minutes.
Glenfiddich has a good bar and restaurant area serving a variety of well priced dishes. This is a good place to have lunch, and if you wish, you can also do a Balvenie Tasting Flight here too!
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: The Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies Estate, Easter Elchies AB38 9RX Scotland
This distillery is like no other you have come across. It finally opened to the public in the summer of 2018 and initially caused traffic chaos with the police having to be called to restore calm. The distillery roof is shaped like five hills with meadow grass on the top.
One of these hills houses the new visitor centre complete with art gallery, and six different rooms that define the style of the Macallan single malt. A very impressive whisky wall showcases more than 400 bottles from the Macallan archive.
The Macallan Six Pillars Tour is the most popular tour offered, costing £15 and lasting around an hour. The Macallan Tours are usually booked up well in advance, however if it is not possible to do the tour, you can still wander around the impressive visitor centre and take in a whisky or two in their Linger Lounge.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Departure Point :1: Edinburgh, UK
2: Glasgow, UK
3: Kirkcaldy, UK
4: Stirling, UK
5: Perth, UK
6: Crieff PH7, UK
7: Dundee, UK
8: Dunkeld PH8, UK
9: Livingston, UK
10: St Andrews KY16, UK
11: Fort William, UK
12: Aberdeen, UK
13: Braemar, Ballater AB35, UK
14: Ballater AB35, UK
15: Pitlochry PH16, UK
16: Aberfeldy PH15, UK
17: Newtonmore PH20, UK
18: Kingussie PH21, UK
19: Aviemore PH22, UK
20: Inverness, UK
21: Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63, UK
22: Strathpeffer IV14, UK
23: Invergordon, UK
24: Golspie, UK
25: Dornoch IV25, UK
26: Elgin IV30, UK
27: Blairgowrie PH10, UK
28: Montrose, UK
29: Stonehaven, UK
30: Inverurie AB51, UK
31: Forfar DD8, UK
32: Buckie, UK
33: Banff AB45, UK
34: Peterhead, UK
35: Fraserburgh, UK
36: Keith AB55, UK
37: Nairn, UK
38: Kinloss, Forres IV36, UK
39: Lairg IV27, UK
40: Ullapool, UK
41: Oban, UK
42: Fort Augustus PH32, UK
43: Spean Bridge PH34, UK
44: Glencoe, Ballachulish PH49, UK
45: Aberlour AB38, UK
46: Dufftown, Keith AB55, UK
47: Cupar KY15, UK
48: Dunfermline, UK
49: Huntly AB54, UK
50: Grantown-on-Spey PH26, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up all Whisky Trailists at their hotel, B&B, place of residence, railway stations etc.Airports
- Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland
- Glasgow Intl Airport, Paisley PA3 2SW Scotland
- Dundee Airport, Dundee Scotland
- Dyce Airport, Aberdeen Scotland
- Inverness Airport, Inverness Scotland
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.