1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Doune Castle

Edinburgh: Ultimate Whisky Experience

Product ID: 200824
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Take a trip into Whiskey paradise on a 1-day excursion from Edinburgh. Visit the distilleries of Dewar's and Deanston. View stunning scenery across Loch Lubnaig and enjoy a relaxing stop in the village of Killin.
About this activity
Duration: 9.75 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a whiskey and chocolate tasting at Aberfeldy Distillery
  • Visit Deanston Distillery for whiskey samplings
  • See Doune Castle where Game of Thrones was filmed
  • Spend time at Loch Lubnaig
Full description
Depart from Edinburgh and journey north to South Queensferry, where you will enjoy a photo stop of the Queensferry Bridges.

Continue on to Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery for the first whiskey-themed stop of the day. Spend 2 hours here for a full guided tour of the distillery, warehouse, and interactive heritage exhibition. Taste a 12-year-old single malt, a 12-year-old blended Scotch, and an 18-year-old blended Scotch, matched with chocolate sourced from a local chocolatier. The tour costs £23 for 3 whiskey samples with paired chocolates.

Continue to the village of Killin for lunch. Spend time here exploring its streets and enjoy the scenery with plenty of time to grab a bite to eat. Head on to Loch Lubnaig, and then to Deanston Distillery - a historic cotton mill which has been distilling whiskey using traditional methods since the 1960s. Stop here to enjoy a whiskey tasting at £13 and enjoy some refreshments in the cafe. Make a final stop for a short photo break at Doune Castle, famous for its appearances in Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Outlaw King, before you return to Edinburgh.
Includes
  • Live commentary from your driver-guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entry to whisky distilleries and samples
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children under the age of 5 cannot be accepted on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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James was our tour guide and driver. He was amazing. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history and geography of Scotland. The tour took us to two distilleries and at least 5 or 6 other stops for either photo ops or lunch or just be able to walk around. It was the best tour we had out of the 5 tours we took while we were in Scotland. Even if you don't drink whisky, (which I don't), it was a great tour.

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September 19, 2019

We had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend to other visitors. We also want to say that our tour leader Eric was amazing, he truly made the trip memorable. Eric was engaging, humorous, and shared personal stories that made the experience interesting and memorable. We really appreciated an unscheduled stop in Fortingall to see the Kirk and 5000 yr old yew tree. Please pass along our thanks to Eric and his boss.

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August 29, 2019

Very professionally conducted tour. The driver guide Martin was amazing both in terms of his knowledge and wit. Visit to Aberfeldy Dewar Distillery was magnificent. Nobody should miss out the whiskey along with chocolate tasting experience. The entire drive to Deanston Distillery, Doune Castle, Bridge on Forth, Stirling was every minute well spent. A must do for everyone in love with Whisky

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August 3, 2019

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Timberbush Tours

Product ID: 200824