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Speyside Whiskey & Moray Firth Tour from Inverness

Speyside Whiskey & Moray Firth Tour from Inverness

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Whether you're a whiskey lover or a whiskey learner, get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside. On this tour, get the most out of the region by visiting two distinct distilleries.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Explore Scotland's whiskey region, home to around 50% of all Scottish whisky distilleries
  • Taste the national drink and learn about the incredible history, process and flavors
  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery and explore the ruins of medieval Elgin Cathedral
  • Travel in style in a luxury 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
Full description

Depart Inverness at 9:15 AM and head to the first distillery of the day. At Glen Moray Distillery, opt to join a tour and discover the different areas of whiskey production and sample the golden-hued spirit itself. Next, move on to Elgin, where you can eat lunch, explore the ruins of a cathedral and look for whiskey gifts at a world-famous whiskey shop. After lunch, you arrive at Cardhu Distillery, which is the first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu is the most important whiskey in Johnnie Walker Black Label. You may take an extensive tour including a tasting of their delicious whiskies. On your final leg of the journey to Inverness, have a photo stop at Speyside Cooperage, one of the largest concentrations of whiskey casks. Finally, return to Inverness at approximately 6:45 PM.

  • Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned 16–seat mini-coach
  • Services of an experienced, knowledgeable driver/ guide
  • Entrance to visitor attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • From June 1 2022 this tour will visit Cragganmore Distillery in the afternoon
  • Return time is approximately 6:45 PM
  • Time off the bus will give you opportunities to take nature walks, so it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear
  • The minimum age to participate is 18 years old
  • Every guest is restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggageplus a small bag for onboard personal items. This should be 1 piece of luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in)
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 51 reviews

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The guide (Willie) was very funny and entertained us with all sorts of stories about the region or individual points. Unfortunately, Strathisla wasn't available, so the guide spoke to us about whether we'd rather do a tour in Carshu for £17 or for £7 at the Whiskey Castle we can not only have more but also a larger variety of whisky. We chose the latter and it was great. You could have lunch in Aberlour, which is also a very nice town. Even if the tour was completely different from the description except for Glen Moray, we would definitely go again.

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May 12, 2022

Fun tour

Our guide was friendly and gave us a lot of information. The small family distillery we went to first was best place to purchase your single malt as it is not currently distributed in US as they go through a distributor change so is something you can feel special about. They also had a special single cask 230 bottle run only available at the distillery for only 60L but also had some super high end options in the 1200+ range if you want to go big. lol I passed on the Glenfiddich tour since had been there before and went up to the castle ruin a bit up the road from the distillery. The inside of the castle ruin is very interesting photo opp if you do not want to do the long tour. The lemon tea and lemon muffin in the cafe was good and you could still walk around and see the two old delivery vehicles and the older non-duty warehouses.

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July 17, 2018

A delightful whiskey tour , family owned Benromach and Glenfiddich were great . Super tour of the region with a North sea stop , Spey river and Craigellachie bridge, Sueno's stone , Elgin and the Cathedral were charming for our lunch break. I loved the combo and interests , Scottish music was delightful, as was Helen , our guide , a rare precious Scottish jewel herself . A talented highlander tale weaver ! I highly recommend a day from Inverness with this Rabbie Clan , a memorable journey indeed.

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March 19, 2018

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