Whisky divides people. Some love its fiery warmth; whereas others can’t stand its full-on flavour. But no one disagrees it’s interesting. There’s the history and strange process used to make it, and there’s the people it inspired and its global domination.
On this trip we learn about whisky at The Famous Grouse Experience. You also see the wondrous Wallace monument and take a walk through beautiful Scottish woodland.
So even if you decide you’ll never-ever drink whisky ever-ever again; at least you’ll have tried it and seen a bit of Scotland along the way…
Tour starts 8:45am. Leaving Edinburgh, we make our way to the ancient Scottish capital of Stirling, its skyline dominated by its castle and the iconic Wallace Monument. We stop to hear bloody tales of Scotland's most famous patriot and inspiration to the Braveheart movie, William Wallace and his part in the medieval Wars of Independence.
We drive further into the Highlands to take in the romantic scenery Scotland is famous for before stopping for lunch at one of Scotland's most famous whisky distilleries and the Famous Grouse Experience.
After the chance to revive ourselves with a wee dram of the 'water of life', we head to the Hermitage in the heart of Perthshire and take a beatiful woodland walk to see the spectacular Black Linn Falls on the River Braan. Our return journey visits the quaint village of Dunkeld, in Macbeth country, whose stunning cathedral sits by the banks of the River Tay. We return to Edinburgh, passing the iconic Forth Bridge on the way. Returns around 5.30pm.
Some people squish up their face. Some stamp their foot on the ground. Others let out a loud 'ahhhhhh'. However you react to whisky, don't let it stop you from going on this fantastic optional guided tour. You'll discover the history behind Scotland's most divisive drink. You'll discover how it's made. And hopefully you'll discover how to love it.