‘The Water of Life’

Friendship is like whisky, the older the better – ’Everyman’

Whether you are a connoisseur of the water of life, or new to the delights of whisky or just eager to learn the processes involved in making this majestic product, you will definitely get a taste for it with this tour of some of Scotlands most notable distilleries. The tour follows the coastal route of Moray, stopping at Findhorn so you can gaze at the sheer beauty of the bay, onwards through the fishing villages of Burghead for a view right down the Moray Firth, through Hopeman and onto Lossiemouth. Onwards and inland to Elgin for a quick stop at Elgin catherdral where it is believed a mortally wounded King Duncan was carried after his battle with Macbeth. Onwards then to Dufftown which boasts seven distilleries for a tour of the world famous Glenfiddich distillery.

Glenfiddich produces the largest quantity of whisky in Scotland and is a world renowned brand. The tour is extensive which will include a tasting of the core range of Glenfiddichs delicious whiskies. If you wish to spend more time viewing the local area we can proceed to Balvenie Castle for a photo opportunity. Balvenie castle, built in the 12th centuary, was the seat for the powerful Earls of Buchan whose sphere of influence stretched from Moray to Fort William.

The drive back to Inverness follows the river Fiddich to Craigellachie to visit the Speyside Cooperage. We then pass through Aberlour, famous for Walkers shortbread and then through the lovely scenery of Aberlour with stunning views of the Cairngorm mountains.