• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Treat yourself to a day of whisky appreciation with a 8.5-hour tasting trip from Edinburgh. Wind through the Scottish Lowlands to a historic whisky-producing region, where you’ll visit Glengoyne Distillery and Deanston Distillery for informative tasting sessions and tours. Discover the centuries-old tradition of Scottish whisky production, view warehouses stocked with aged casks and marvel at the quiet beauty of Loch Lomond.

Highlights

  • Full-day whisky-tasting tour from Edinburgh
  • Learn about the history of Scotland and its signature drink on the drive through the Scottish countryside
  • Tour two distilleries and sample expertly aged whisky crafted by the masters
  • Enjoy free time to have lunch and explore Loch Lomond

What You Can Expect

Whisky-Tasting Day Trip from Edinburgh

Taste and learn about Scottish whisky

Your 8.5-hour tasting excursion sets off from Edinburgh in the morning. Meet your guide in city center and take a comfortable seat in the van for the 1.5-hour drive into the Scottish Lowlands. As you travel west, listen as your guide shares fascinating information about Scotland’s most famous drink – many centuries ago called the ‘water of life’ and used as a health tonic. Hear about the high standard of whisky-production that has made Scotland a premier global producer.

North of Glasgow, you’ll stop at Glengoyne Distillery in Dumgoyne. Renowned for its distillation process – one of the slowest in the world! – Glengoyne makes a masterful art of whisky-making. Tour the grounds, learn about the complex production process and enjoy samples of rich 12- and 18-year old products.

Then head into Trossachs National Park for a beautiful scenic drive through forest-covered terrain and dramatic mountain peaks. You’ll stop near Loch Lomond for a hearty pub lunch (own expense) – good for balancing out a day of whisky tasting!

Afterward, head to Deanston Distillery, situated in a converted cotton mill on the River Teith. Repurposing the mill’s original hydroelectric generators, Deanston is notably the most environmentally friendly distillery in Scotland. Tour the space and enjoy a fun sensory tasting of two different types of single malt Scotch. Test your tastebuds for hints of lemon zest, nutmeg, barley, toffee, cocoa and vanilla. Don’t forget to stop by the onsite shop to pick up some of your favorite drink before departing.

To end your trip, relax for the hour-long ride head back to Edinburgh, arriving by evening.

Customer Reviews

Darren C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great day trip to see some beautiful countryside and of course taste some great whisky! Our tour guide Amy was fantastic and had a great sense of humour. Definitely recommend!

Jackie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing and the tour guide was fantastic and made the one day trip fun. The whisky was very smooth. A nice trip

M G W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great tour! Keith was an amazing tour guide and I really enjoyed his anecdotes about Scottish football on the drive to the distilleries. He does quite a few different whisky tours and was very knowledgeable about the different regions for whisky and what each of the regions means for the different tastes and distilling processes. Would absolutely recommend to a friend, and try to get Keith if you can!

Nandasiri N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I really enjoy the trip, guide is brilliant, explained everything during the trip,

Valerie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Yuen was an amazing guide. He made the experience that much more enjoyable. I knew nothing about whisky while my boyfriend was more experienced on the subject, and we both really enjoyed this. The two distilleries were both amazing to see, and the lunch was perfect.

Elisabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

2 great distillerys and a very knowledgeable tour guide, Richard.

Tina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour of 2 distilleries and views of the county side. Our driver Ewan B. was awesome. He took his time teaching us different parts of the history of Scotland and his family background. If you get Ewan B. as your driver you will love your time on the day trip.

Terry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

You get to see some beautiful countryside and taste some amazing scotch! Be prepared to pay a premium price for your tastes, but it is well worth it if you like Whisky. Our guide was really fun and he stopped at some castles along the way...Bonus.

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Glengoyne was fabulous! Deanston was good as well. Love using Rabbies - their guides are always great and the tours run like clockwork.

luxmee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The trip was fantastic. Our driver Gill was out of this world, very informative and such a sport. The tour itself was really good and I would highly recommend it .

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