Highland Distillery Tour from Inverness – Itinerary
We begin the Highland Distillery Tour from Inverness with a photostop in the bustling town of Tain. Our first distillery of the day is Glenmorangie. Our second distillery will depend on tour times, and as a result could be either Balblair or Dalmore. We will have lunch at Storehouse, and then visit our last distillery, which is Glen Ord. There will be time, too, for a photostop in the village of Beauly before our return to Inverness. If our favoured distilleries (above) are fully booked, we will work to find you alternatives. The earlier you book the more likely that you’ll get the chosen distilleries.
Tain is the oldest Royal Burgh in the country; its charters dating from 1066. It is an attractive old town, with good services and great buildings. The place is full of stories about Vikings; kings; saintly miracles; pilgrimages and more. There is a wonderful collegiate church which we like to visit because of its atmospheric cemetery.
Glenmorangie Distillery has been legally distilling whisky since 1843. It is clearly Scotland’s favourite because it is the biggest single malt whisky seller on the domestic market. You could take a tour, learn about the secret recipe, the unique water source and the sixteen men of Tain. And following this you can enjoy a dram.
Balblair Distillery is one of the older distilleries in the Highlands, legally established by local man, John Ross, in 1790. The distillery featured Ken Loach’s 2012 award-winning comedy film “The Angels’ Share”. Since 2019 Balblair has been producing a new range, and each is a unique variation of the distillery’s Highland spirit.
Dalmore Distillery, established 1839, sits prettily on the shore of the Cromarty Firth. Mackenzies bought it in 1867, bringing the Mackenzie emblem and motto with them – the now instantly recognisable 12-pointed Royal Stag and the perfect motto for a scotch whisky – Luceo non Uro – I Shine not Burn!
Glen Ord Distillery
Glen Ord Distillery first legally produced whisky in 1838. It is one of only a few in Scotland that still malts its own barley. The whisky produced here is also very rare, as it all goes to south-east Asia. This distillery is the only place you will be able to buy this excellent whisky. The distillery also has a choice of a full tour of the facility or a shorter visit to film and exhibition. Both options include a tasting.
Beauly, a pretty market town, was the main settlement for the Lovat Frasers. The ruined priory, dating from the 1200’s, was in the Outlander books, as was Beauly harbour. Beauly is popular with our visitors because it has a wide range of interesting shops and hotels. We also like to give you the chance to visit with some highland cows.
Highland Distillery Tour from Inverness – Price
£560 plus distillery entry fees.
Highland Distillery Tour from Inverness – Departure
The tour can depart from your Inverness accommodation, or from any transport hub you prefer, such as bus station, train station or airport. You tell us, and we’ll be there.