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 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.
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 four Benromach malts. We then continue into Speyside to Glenlivet where you take a distillery tour that includes a cask strength tasting in the warehouse followed by tastings in their dramming room.
• BENROMACH £10 pp for 4 tasting drams (no tour)
£10 pp for 4 tasting drams (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.
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 were from mid-June to late-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: £410
Depart Inverness 9am
(approx. 9½ hours)