This is truly an insider’s tour. The team from Gordon’s gains us access to venues and locations not open to the typical visitor. Their inimitable knowledge of and passion for Scotch Whisky come alive as they guide us through a series of nosing and tasting sessions that help us appreciate the nuanced differences in malts from distillery to distillery and region to region. We begin each morning with an informal briefing, preparing us for the days’ activities, which typically include distillery visits and (of course!) tastings. In total, we visit 14 distilleries in four, main whisky-producing regions – The Highlands, The Lowlands, Islay, and Speyside. This expansive tour allows us to take in the dramatic and varied Scottish landscape and truly appreciate the inextricable ties between the land and the Scotch produced from it.

Daily Schedule:Wednesday, October 4
7:309:00 Breakfast at our hotel (individually)
9:00 Hotel check out and departure for Glen Moray Distillery
9:3010:30 Private warehouse tasting at Glen Moray Distillery
10:30 Depart for Loch Ness
11:3012:30 Visit to Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
12:3013:30 Scholarly Sojourns’ signature picnic and Highland whisky dramming on Loch Ness
13:30 Depart for Glencoe
13:3015:00 Drive through Highlands and Glencoe
15:0016:00 Tour and tasting at Ben Nevis Distillery
17:30 Hotel check-in and free evening in Tarbert

Although this sojourn offers an abundance of guided experiences, participants also have time to sightsee and to explore on their own. The combination of these experiences, interwoven with the sheer beauty of the Scottish landscape and the hospitality of the Scottish people, make each day anything but typical!

Whisky-and-Food Pairing Dinners
Appreciating Scotch is also an enriching social experience and is best explored in good company. That is exactly why we include a number of opportunities to enjoy the spirit as a group during both meals and engaging presentations. Our food-and-whisky pairing dinners offer the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind. During these special meals we continue our discovery through discussion while enjoying local and regional foods specially paired with Scotch Whisky in mind. One dinner even includes a special presentation on cooking with Scotch.

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