This tour for connoisseurs will take you to some of Scotland’s best whisky regions. Starting on the Kintyre peninsula – immortalised by Paul McCartney’s tribute song ‘Mull of Kintyre’ – you will be visiting Springbank distillery, who still use traditional production methods thereby creating one of the most handmade single malts in Scotland.
You will then cross over to the whisky paradise, the island of Islay, where you have the choice between no less than 9 top-class distilleries, amongst them Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Lagavulin, Ardbeg and Laphroaig. The whisky here is known for its bold flavours, notably peaty, smoky and oily notes with a touch of salty sea air and seaweed.
To top it all off you will also visit the neighbouring islands of Jura and Arran. Jura is a sparsely inhabited island with only one road, one pub and one distillery, producing a variety of single malts. Arran, the ‘Scotland in miniature’ because of its diverse landscape, has only recently revived the tradition of whisky making by building Lochranza and Lagg distilleries.