Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands tours from Inverness
Speyside Whisky Tour inc. Culloden Battlefield

Speyside Whisky Tour inc. Culloden Battlefield

A wonderful combination of history, scenery and whisky!

Tour a famous Speyside distillery, discover a local 'hidden gem' distillery and explore Highland history with a visit Culloden Battlefield and Bronze Age cairns and standing stones.

Our Speyside whisky and history tour begins from Inverness with a visit to the Bronze Age burial cairns and standing stones of Clava that date back over 4000 years giving us a fascinating glimpse of the very ancient past of the Highlands. All three cairns are circled by ancient standing stones.

Clava Cairns and Standing Stones

Only a short distance from Clava Cairns is Culloden Battlefield where you explore the dramatic history surrounding Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite campaign through 1745-46. The excellent interactive visitors centre sets the scene of this decisive battle along with the Jacobite story before you embark on a poignant walk through Culloden field.

Culloden Battlefield and Visitors Centre

After an early lunch at the battlefield cafe we travel to Forres, home to Benromach - Speyside's smallest distillery. This locally owned distillery has just three distillers handcrafting their single malt whisky. Here we recommend you enjoy a tutored tasting (no tour) of four Benromach malts.

  • BENROMACH Distillery - £10 pp for 4 tasting drams (no tour)
Benromach Speyside Whisky Distillery

Leaving Benromach we continue through the heart of Speyside towards the Glenlivet distillery on the edge of the Cairngorms national park. Here you take a Glenlivet classic tour that includes a cask strength tasting in the warehouse followed by a 15 and 18 year old tasting in their dramming room.

  • GLENLIVET Distillery - £10 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 3 tasting drams
Glenlivet Distillery, Speyside

Leaving Speyside we travel back through wonderful scenery and enjoy the stunning views of the East Highlands on our return to Inverness.

TOUR OPTION

Visit Loch Ness - At the northern end of Loch Ness there is a wonderful view looking down the loch from the pebble beach at Dores. For this option the tour is extended to approx. 10 hours for an additional charge of £40 per tour.

Loch Ness from Dores, Scottish Highlands

TOUR NOTES

Please note that Benromach is a tasting stop only and we do not take a distillery tour there. Due to timings we have an early lunch (12pm) at Culloden on this tour.

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. 2017 dates for silent season for Glenlivet where from 11th June to 24th July. Please note that 2018 dates should be relatively similar but are subject to change by the distilleries.

Please note that this tour is not suitable for children (under 18s).

PRIVATE TOUR PRICE
April to October:     £380
June to August:      Monday to Sunday
April, May, Sept:    Monday to Saturday
October:                  Monday to Friday
This tour is not available from 28th October to 31st March.
Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes and a driver/guide but exclude your distillery and attraction entrance fees and meals.