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Scotch Whisky Breaks

Uisge beatha…water of life…whisky…savour a dram or several of Scotland's national drink on a tailor-made whisky tour.

If you consider yourself a connoisseur or would like to become one, then why not devote yourself to our Scottish “amber nectar” on a whisky tour? We know the best places to stay close to the finest distilleries, and we even know where you can bottle and label your own personalised malt. Our range of Scotch whisky tours and holidays is limited only by the number of distilleries in Scotland! Whether you wish to sample the delights of Speyside, the peaty aromas of Islay whisky, or head off the beaten track to Talisker on Skye, Highland Park on Orkney or Springbank in Campbeltown, we can design a tailormade Scottish holiday to suit. In some places, you can visit two or three distilleries in a day, if your aim is to compare or contrast. Alternatively, you may prefer just one or two in-depth experiences at your particular favourites or perhaps you want to combine whisky with some island-hopping or some golf? Just let us know when you enquire, and we will prepare a custom-designed proposal for you.

We provide options for self-drive whisky tours – where we can also arrange taxis to/ from distilleries on request. Alternatively, if you are travelling in a small group of six or more, we can include the services of a driver/guide on our Whisky Explorer Escorted Journey. As part of your journey, enjoy dinner at Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience, the world’s largest private whisky collection (pictured above).

At McKinlay Kidd we know Scotland intimately – we have stayed at, eaten in, driven through and sailed across everywhere we recommend. We may have sampled a few drams over the years too! This means we can advise on the special places and the quirky corners as well as famous destinations. So do take a look at the holiday ideas on this page. Remember, we can also tailor-make a holiday in Scotland with a whisky theme, so just let us know what you would be interested in.

We can also offer holidays touring the rather different whiskey (note the spelling!) distilleries in Ireland, or even plan a holiday or vacation for you that combines both Scotland and Ireland.

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