SCOTLAND JUNE 2020 TOUR

SCOTCH 4 DUMMIES ON TOUR – 5-DAY/ 4-NIGHT TOUR
DATES:  June 22nd – 26th of 2020

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DAY 1 – June 22nd 2020 : PICKUP – INVERNESS – 9am

  • Early morning pick-up in Inverness
  • Travel north to DALMORE distillery for an experience tasting some fantastic whiskies from this distillery on the shores of the Cromarty Firth.

  • LUNCH (at own discretion)
  • Travel further north for a wonderful Balblair Experience
  • Manager Meet and Greet (subject to availability)
  • Distillery Tour
  • Tastings including older vintages that are no longer available commercially


DAY 2 – June 23rd 2020 : PICK-UP – DORNOCH – 9am

  • Travel to the most northerly shore on the Scottish mainland to experience the relatively new WOLFBURN Distillery. Tasting of 4 expressions and draw from the Manager’s cask plus sampling some of the “clearic”.

  • LUNCH (at own discretion)
  • Travel across to the east coast to visit the delights of OLD PULTENEY Distillery in Wick
    • Special tastings of new core expressions
    • Meet and Greet with Distillery Manager, Malcolm Waring (subject to availability)

  • Repeat accommodation in The Steading, Dornoch (includes meal/ BBQ)

DAY 3 – June 24th 2020 : PICK-UP – DORNOCH

  • Early morning pick-up in Dornoch – 10am
  • Travel the short distance to the famous GLENMORANGIE Distillery
    • A special S4D tour of the distillery with some fantastic tastings

  • LUNCH (at own discretion)
  • Travel South to make our way into Speyside and a visit to TAMDHU Distillery
  • This is a real treat for the S4D subscribers as this distillery is not open to the public but the group will be welcomed by the distillery manager, Sandy McIntyre. For sure, the group will be treated to some fine sherry-bomb Scotches!

  • Accommodation in Macdonald Resort, Aviemore (does NOT include meal)

DAY 4 – June 25th 2020 : PICK-UP – AVIEMORE – 9:30am

  • Head south for a special visit to the SPEY distillery near Kingussie where there will be a very special visit to this distillery normally closed to the public. Possible meet and greet with Distillery Manager (subject to her availability)

  • LUNCH (at own discretion)
  • Head over to the Eastern Highlands for a special visit to GLENDRONACH Distillery for a special S4D bespoke experience around the distillery with some great tastings
  • Hopefully have a meet and greet with the distillery manager (subject to availability)

  • Accommodation at The Signature Sandman Hotel, Aberdeen (includes meal)
  • Request has been made for their whisky bar to be opened for the group

DAY 5 – June 26th 2020 : PICK-UP – ABERDEEN – 9am

  • Head south to DEANSTON Distillery for special Warehouse experience drawing straight from the cask. There is also the potential to meet the Distillery Manager or Master Blender (subject to their availability).

  • LUNCH (at own discretion)
  • Head south again to GLENGOYNE Distillery
    • Special S4D bespoke tour of the distillery and some of their unusual bottlings

  • Travel to Glasgow for tour end point and farewell dram at THE POT STILL in the city center.

TOUR ASSUMPTIONS

Package includes:

  • 5-days transportation, private, luxury mini-coach with driver
  • Two guides
  • 4-nights shared accommodation for all plus meals in Dornoch and Aberdeen only Distillery visits

Points of Note:

  • All meet and greets are dependent on the availability of the Distillery Manager/ Master Blender on the day of visit.
  • Accommodation assumes shared twin-bed rooms.
  • Distillery visits (10, possibly 11 if a secret distillery visit is possible).
  • The cost for the distillery visits is included in the cost. This may reduce once the tours are finalized. If so, this will be reflected in the 2nd payment due in April 2020.
  • Due to the number in the group, some distilleries will ask to split the group for their tours/ presentation. This will be due to health and safety restrictions in their distillery.
  • Best pick-up point for this itinerary will be Inverness. There are regular transport links from Edinburgh or Glasgow to Inverness.
  • Lunches are at expense of each individual and we will stop somewhere of interest each day to allow a break for lunch.
  • Price Estimate per person for full package : £1,115 per guest, double occupancy.

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