Distilleries old and new

A tour along the Moray Coast to visit three very different distilleries – from the resurrected Benromach, to the long established Glen Moray before visiting Dallas Dhu, preserved as it was in 1983 when it stopped distilling. With time for lunch in Elgin and maybe a visit to the the whisky paradise that is Gordon and Machpail.

A one day private tour, with a qualified tourist guide, exploring distilleries old and new.

Depart with your guide heading out of the City of Inverness taking in views of the Moray Firth before visiting your first distillery of the day at Benromach. This is a phoenix of a distillery, previously mothballed in 1983 and given a new lease of life in the 1990’s after the world renowned whisky merchants Gordon and Macphail brought it back into production. After a tour and tasting you will head to Elgin.

Glen Moray is the the site of a former brewery and the town gallows but today it makes fine whisky described as having hints of butterscotch, vanilla and barley water. See if you agree when you take a tasting flight of the distillery’s best malts. Choose your tasting flight during checkout when booking this tour.

Your lunch stop is taken in the ancient Royal Burgh of Elgin, which still retains its medieval layout of small lanes, known as wynds. There’s a chance to visit Gordon and Macphail to see their range of excellent independent whisky bottlings or you can indulge your sweet tooth by picking up some shortbread from the Walkers Bakery.

Taking narrow country lanes you travel a quieter part of Morayshire to get to the historic Dallas Dhu Distillery, now in the care of Historic Scotland who have preserved it as a monument to the old way of making whisky.

Before heading back to Inverness there’s just time to have a cup of tea and delicious cake in the pleasant surroundings of Logie Steading.

Tour duration: 9 hours

Departure from any Inverness area pick-up point at 9am.

What’s included: Tour fees include all driver, guiding, vehicle, fuel, and insurance costs in the company of a qualified Scottish Tourist Guide Association Green Badge Guide. A complimentary refreshment hamper with biscuits, fresh fruit, snacks and water.

Extras: Entrance to paid venues or attractions etc are not included in guide fees but can be purchased at checkout or on the day. Guests are responsible for providing or purchasing their own meals and refreshments.