What do the locals do?
Speyside Tours was founded on this question. Whenever Michelle and Andrew were on holiday they always wanted to know what the locals did, where they went, how they enjoyed themselves and what makes life in their part of the world unique.
So when planning a holiday to Scotland, why not involve Speyside Tours? We will ensure that your time in Speyside is unique - we will take you off the tourist trail and get you involved with the locals!
Blending Masterclass: How does the masterblender get every bottle of their 16yr old to taste the same? This is the question that prompted the creation of this tour! This is unique to Speyside Tours and we are really excited to launch this for 2017. This is aimed at whisky clubs/groups and allows you to meet a master blender, have a go at blending and marrying and to really get a feel for what a typical day of a masterblender is. This tour will also include a brief distillery tour and tasting. This tour is not available at weekends.
Maturation Masterclass: Independent bottlers are everywhere and when we go to these traditional dunnage warehouses of a local broker and independent bottler we will be able to see at firsthand the importance of the cask. Every finish you could think of under one roof!
Brewery Tours: Craft breweries are in abundance and we have our fair share in Speyside. They are passionate artisans who will go to any lengths to create the perfect beer. Sometimes they are quirky, sometimes they are a bit crazy but it is always very interesting. Tastings included - obviously!
Gin Tour: You can't ignore it - the growth of gin! If you have had enough of whisky(shame on you) and fancy a nice long G&T we can arrange a tour at Speyside's only gin distillery. It is a lovely setiing, after that we can get straight back to the whisky!
Whisky & Golf Package: Whisky and Golf are the perfect marriage, well what doesn't go with whisky? Andrew will take you to a local golf course and will pair that course with the offerings from a local distillery. Andrew is able to offer some tuition if required, clubs and transport.
Why not try the package of the extended Dufftown Distillery Walk with a round of Golf. This costs a bargain £64!
The Gourmet Picnic: We don't do sandwiches! Beautiful setting and great food. Lots of people say local, lots of people say homemade, lots of people don't mean it. We do!
Credit card facilities! 21st Century here we come!
Cask Purchase: I was often asked about buying a cask, I have built up a small network of folks so let me know and we can arrange meetings and tastings.
Whisky Collections: What better than to go into a local's attic and view a very special whisky collection. A treasure trove of rare and peculiar bottlings. Charlie might even sell you a miniature - for the right price!
9 Seater minibus: Perfect for groups. Large boot space for luggage, whisky or golf clubs!