Scotland: Whisky and Castles
Scotch whisky evolved from a Scottish drink called uisge beatha which means “lively water”
Upon arrival in Inverness you will be met by your private guide. Cawdor Castle dates from the late 14th century and still houses the Cawdor family. This afternoon visit this splendid castle or the Speyside Cooperage where whisky barrels are made. If time, you may be able to visit both.
You will stop off at the whisky museum before continuing on to the Balvenie Distillery and Maltings. The Balvenie Castle stood empty after several decades but soon developed a new role as the heart of a distillery from which the first spirit flowed on May Day, 1893.
Today your guide will take you to Glenlivet for a short hike on a ‘whisky smugglers trail’. After the hike, you will visit the Glenlivet Distillery, an establishment with an award winning range. The minimum age of Glenivet whisky is 12 years, and they select casks of only the very finest quality.
After lunch, you will have a guided visit of the Aberlour Distillery. Aberlour Distillery is situated at the junction of the Rivers Lour and Spey. The distillery lies in a beautiful glen, surrounded by glorious scenery dominated by the rugged peaks of Ben Rinnes, a short distance away.
You will transfer to Aviemore to connect with a train north to Inverness or south to Edinburgh/Glasgow to continue on to your next Willing Foot adventure.
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