Tours

"Whisky Paradise" Scotland Distillery Tours with Michael J Gill - June 2019


 

Join Michael on a unique Escorted tour of Scotland’s finest single malt whisky distilleries. Michael will be your host throughout this tour.

This is a perfect tour for those whisky enthusiasts and trade professionals looking to learn more about Scotch single malt, first hand and up close!
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“In my whisky classes over the years we have discussed at depth what is the most important aspect in defining a single malt whisky. The casks, water, barley or the unique geographical terroir where each distillery is located.

Over twenty years of selling and promoting single malts from Scotland I have come to this conclusion – all the above however, it’s the people that make it and how they make it! Sill size, lyne arms and condenser, length of the distillation and when they take the precious middle cut.

This tour will give you more appreciation on why a scotch single malt is so complex and delicious and meet some of the people involved in making it!

I will take you behind the scenes at many of the distilleries to meet key distillery staff and will be on hand throughout the trip. Special exclusive tastings have been arranged for this remarkable tour.

If you ever dreamed of being in whisky paradise, now is your opportunity.”

Prices start at $2,300 CAD per person
(not including airfare)

Itinerary
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Day 1
Depart Glasgow to Aberfeldy for a behind the scene look at this famous distillery, followed by a special tasting. This will include the amazing Dewar’s Last of the Great Mat Series.

A visit to Edradour. The distillery with the shortest stills.

Day 2
Visit the famous Glenfiddich distillery and The Speyside Cooperage
Day 3
Dalmore & Tomatin Highland distilleries. A special tasting and meet the team at Tomatin. 2016 Whisky icon best distillery.
Day 4
Visit Dalwhinnie Distillery and drive the scenic route to the ferry crossing for Islay. A break at Inveraray with an opportunity to visit Loch Fynne whisky shop.
Day 5
Bruichladdich, Kilchoman and Ardbeg distilleries on the island of Islay. Farewell to Islay- evening whisky dinner.
Day 6
Return to Glasgow via Oban and the Trossachs National Park.

Tour Prices
Prices are based on groups of 16 maximum: £879,00 ($ 1,517 CAD – approx. at time of currency exchange).
This will be payable to Rabbies – top Scotland tour operator.

Entrance Fees, Special Tastings and personal tour guide fee. $700 CAD. Payable to Ultimate Promotions.

Single Room Accommodation Supplement: £375 (630.40 CAD).
• Price includes coach, driver, 4-star hotels, ferry crossings.
• Breakfast only included.

A 20% deposit is required at booking. Final payment is required by no later than June 30th, 2018.
Tips:

We strongly recommend flying to the UK at least 24 hours in advance of this tour. WestJet flights are daily between Halifax and Glasgow. While WestJet have a fantastic on-time record, the arrival of 8.00 AM leaves little time to begin this tour at 9.30 from downtown Glasgow.

Airfare: WestJet direct Halifax – Glasgow approx. $700 return. Book early!

Alternatively, Air Canada fly direct daily to London if you wish to see the capital and transfer via plane or train to Glasgow. Halifax to London approx. $ 1,000 return.

Highly recommend flying no later than Saturday night September 29th.

Stay in Glasgow the night before and perhaps at the end of the tour visit Edinburgh for the famous castle and nightlife. The easiest method is via train from Glasgow, only an hour journey to reach Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Waverly train station is a short walk to Princess Street. This busy high street is full of restaurants, pubs, shops and hotels.

Clothes/Weather – Please remember to dress appropriately for the unpredictable Scotland weather. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

We will work with you on any additional requests you may have. Please email Mike @ michaeljgill381@gmail.com