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Take a trip into Whisky paradise on our 1 day Ultimate Whisky Experience tour from Edinburgh. Visit two distilleries; Dewar's and Deanston; view stunning scenery across Loch Lubnaig and enjoy a relaxing stop in the village of Aberfeldy on this Scottish Whisky trail.
*Please note: unfortunately due to Covid-19, whisky distilleries are unable to offer whisky tastings on-site. As of 11 October, we will be cancelling all departures until further notice. Please contact our Reservations Team for more information.
A comprehensive whisky tour
Departing Edinburgh, our Ultimate Whisky tour begins with a journey north to Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery for our first whisky themed stop of the day. Dewar's world-renowned crafted Highland Single Malt Aberfeldy whisky has been produced at Aberfeldy Distillery since 1898. We spend 2 hours here for their Whisky and Chocolate tasting tour; comprising of a full guided tour of the distillery, warehouse and interactive heritage exhibition, and a tasting of Aberfeldy's 12 year old single malt whisky, the premium Dewar's 12 year old blended Scotch and super-premium Dewar's 18 year old blended Scotch, matched with chocolate sourced from a local chocolatier. The tour costs £23 for three whisky samples with paired chocolates.
After a Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery tour, we continue to the village of Aberfeldy for lunch. Spend time here exploring its streets, enjoy the scenery with plenty of time to grab a bite to eat before our whisky tour continues to Loch Lubnaig, and then to Deanston Distillery.
Located on the River Teith, Deanston Distillery was a cotton mill for over 180 years and has been distilling whisky using traditional methods since the 1960s. We stop here to enjoy a whisky tasting at £13.
Our final stop of the day is a short photo break at Doune Castle (famous for its appearances in Outlander, Game of Thrones and Outlaw King) before we return to Edinburgh where our Ultimate Whisky tour ends.
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery
Please note the following is not included in the tour price and is payable in advance through our online ticket portal:
Deanston Distillery: £13
Dewar's Whisky and Chocolate tasting: £23
“Jim was a fabulous tour guide. He took into account of the poor weather and fit a third whiskey distillery into the day which was wonderful. We loved everywhere we stopped and Jim was entertaining and kind throughout the whole trip. We would highly recommend Timberbush and Jim.”
Your Ultimate Whisky tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
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You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport
Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.
The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.
All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in.
Optional extras for your tour (From April 2020) are as follows:
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.
Due to Covid-19, attractions throughout Scotland have taken measures to ensure they are able to safely manage their capacities.
For this tour, we will arrange pre-booking for our customers. You do not need to worry about this in advance, and have the flexibility to decide what you would like to do on the day.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.You'll find a digital translation of your tour through a link on your confirmation email.
Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages:
Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout the day.
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!
Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.