Speyside Whisky Tour inc. Culloden Battlefield
A wonderful combination of history, scenery and whisky!
Our Speyside whisky and history tour begins from Inverness with a visit to the Bronze Age Clava Cairns and Standing Stones. Dating back over 4000 years, this grouping of burial cairns, rings and standing stones gives us a fascinating glimpse of the very ancient past of the Scottish Highlands.
Only a short distance from Clava Cairns is Culloden Battlefield where you explore the dramatic history of the Highland clans, Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) and the Jacobite uprisings. The excellent interactive visitors centre sets the scene of this decisive battle and the Jacobite story before you embark on a poignant walk through Culloden field to the clan grave markers (including such famous clans as the Frasers, Macdonalds, Mackintoshes and Camerons).
After an early lunch at the battlefield cafe, the afternoon takes us to Benromach Speyside whisky distillery where you enjoy a tutored tasting (no tour) of up to three Benromach malts.
• BENROMACH Tastings from £3 per dram (no tour)
Tastings from £3 per dram (no tour)
We then continue into Speyside and finish the day with a tour and tastings at a famous Speyside whisky distillery. You can choose to visit Glenlivet, Glenfiddich or Macallan for a standard distillery tour.
Choose ONE distillery from the list below:
• GLENLIVET £10 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 3 tasting drams
£10 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 3 tasting drams
• GLENFIDDICH £10 pp for 1½ hour tour & 3 tasting drams
£10 pp for 1½ hour tour & 3 tasting drams
• MACALLAN £15 pp for 1½ hour tour & 4 tasting drams
£15 pp for 1½ hour tour & 4 tasting drams
Leaving Speyside we travel back through wonderful scenery and enjoy the stunning views of the East Highlands on our return to Inverness.
Distilleries have a silent season when there is no whisky production for a number of weeks (generally during the summer months). Distillery tours still operate but without production in the background.
Advance payment is required for most distillery tour fees.
Please note that this tour is not suitable for children (under 18s).
Private Tour Price (per tour)
January to December: £425 *
Depart Inverness 9am
(approx. 9½ hours)