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 we head east towards the grounds of Brodie Castle, home of the wonderful Rodney Pictish Stone. This class II Pictish stone (8-9th century, highly decorated stones with Pictish symbols and Christian imagery) includes a very striking Pictish beast illustration.
The afternoon takes us to Benromach where you enjoy a tutored tasting (no tour) of up to three Benromach malts. We then continue into Speyside to Glenlivet where you take a distillery tour that includes a dram from a cask in the warehouse followed by two more tastings in their dramming room.
• BENROMACH Tastings from £3 per dram (no tour)
Tastings from £3 per dram (no tour)
• GLENLIVET £10 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 3 tasting drams
£10 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 3 tasting drams
Leaving Speyside we travel back through wonderful scenery and enjoy the stunning views of the East Highlands on our return to Inverness.
Visit Glenfiddich instead of Glenlivet - This option is available all year and as Glenlivet is closed from early November to early March, during this time we visit Glenfiddich as standard.
During the summer months most distilleries have a silent season when there is no whisky production for a number of weeks. Distillery tours still operate but without production in the background.
Please note that this tour is not suitable for children (under 18s).
Private Tour Price
April to October: £400
November to March: £360
Depart Inverness 9am
(approx. 9½ hours)