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From Edinburgh: Discovering Malt Whisky Distillery Day Tour

1. From Edinburgh: Discovering Malt Whisky Distillery Day Tour

Get better acquainted with Scottish whiskey on this day trip by van from Edinburgh. Explore the distilleries of Glengoyne and Deanston and go for a drive along the shores of the famed Loch Lomond. Depart from Edinburgh in the morning aboard a climate-controlled van and relax on the drive west past Stirling castle. Arrive at Glengoyne distillery and be introduced to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water, and yeast into whisky. Unwind with a scenic drive to the shores of Loch Lomond. Stop at a pub where you can purchase a hearty lunch and some local beer. After lunch, have the option to go for a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch before making your way to Deanston Distillery. Explore the interesting features of this distillery that was converted from cotton mill on the banks of the river Teith. Find out how they produce some unique whisky flavors. Return to Edinburgh with the stories and flavors of single malt whisky fresh in your mind.

From Edinburgh: Private Customizable Highlands Driving Tour

2. From Edinburgh: Private Customizable Highlands Driving Tour

First, get picked up from your hotel in Edinburgh and climb into a private car or minivan to set off on your customizable tour. The route can be changed according to your personal interests and what you would like to see. There will be plenty of opportunities for photo stops throughout the journey. Venture into the Scottish Highlands and be blown away by the scenery, highland cattle, and castles that are older than some countries. Visit the graves of some of the most famous Scots who ever lived, namely Rob Roy McGregor.  Make a stop at the world-famous Deanston Whiskey Distillery, where you will have the option of touring the distillery or enjoying a tasting. Savor a sip of the 18-year-old single malt which comes thoroughly recommended.  If your feeling brave enough, have the chance to try haggis in one of the famous Scottish Gastropubs. Alternatively, have lunch in Deanston Distillery or the villages of Doune or Callander. Spend more time visiting the Scottish countryside or make a stop at Doune Castle - the choice is yours! Finally, return to Edinburgh where you will be dropped off back at your hotel and the tour concludes.

Private Scottish Lowlands Countryside Tour

3. Private Scottish Lowlands Countryside Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation by your knowledgeable local guide. Drive to Trossachs National Park to take in some of the most breathtaking views in Scotland. See the famous Loch Venachar backed by low, rugged mountains and plenty of sheep. Stop in at the picturesque village of Callander and indulge your fantasies of Scottish countryside life.  Drive on to Blackness Castle, recently featured in the Mary Queen of Scots movie, or Linlithgow Palace, Queen Mary's actual birthplace. Check out Doune Castle (featured in Game of Thrones, Outlander, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail) or visit Stirling Castle, the historic site of the Battle of Banockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated King Edward's army. From there, it's a quick journey to the impressive monument built in memory of Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero. Last but not least, a stop at Deanston Distillery to sample the world-famous 18-year-old single malt is not to be missed. Let your guide know what interests you most and be sure to get the most out of your time in Scotland. 

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What people are saying about Deanston Distillery

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 267 reviews

Immediately upon meeting our guide Kevin, we knew it was going to be a great day. He was very energetic and enthusiastic about showing us his beautiful country. While the scenery was breathtaking, it was Kevin that made sure we were able to take in all the day had to offer, and it was far beyond our expectations. Kevin was informative, accommodating and a great driver to boot. We highly recommend that you book a tour with Kevin.

It’s a wonderful trip w our guide telling us stories and histories related to the sightseeing and as well as background info about the distilleries which I find it very informative. But I wish there are more time allocated after each distillery visit so that we can have time to decide what to buy!

Jim was our tour guide and he was great, very knowledgeable about the areas we were driving through and to and had a great sense of humour. We would definitely recommend this company for tours

Willie is an absolute gem. The distilleries are great but the experience is only worth it with a great driver. Wonderful experience but hopefully you strike good with a great driver.

The tours that we did were most informative, and interesting.