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Winter Whisky Warmer: Highland Distillery Tastings with Whisky Trails

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Why is Whisky Trails different to the rest? Firstly, unlike many other tour companies in the North of Scotland, we continue to provide experiences during the winter months for our customers. Secondly we have invested in a modern petrol/electric hybrid Volvo XC90 All Wheel Drive SUV fully equipped with winter tyres to maximise safety. Thirdly, our only focus is on whisky and whisky related industries.

We use these differentiators to provide you and your companions with a safer, more environmentally friendly, whisky focused experience.

On receipt of your booking, we will co-ordinate with you to understand whether you wish to take any distillery tours and confirm timing to enable you to make your booking. This tour can be customised e.g. swapping in Clynelish or Glen Ord should these be your preference to any of the others.

This is a private tour and only your group will participate. We reserve the right to cancel this tour on police advice that it's not safe to travel.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Balblair Distillery, Edderton IV19 1LB Scotland

Founded in 1790, this is possilby one of my favourite distilleries, According to records, this is the fourth oldest distillery in Scotland after Glenturret, Strathisla, and Bowmore,
Balblair creates its malt whisky slowly, and it is then matured at the distillery in the tradtional dunnage warehouses on earthen floors. The visitors centre provides a welcoming, relaxed environment in which to enjoy a tasting. Tours are available at 11:00 and 14:00 costing £10 per person, and as a maximum of ten people are accommodated per tour, advance bookings are essential.
Visitors to the distillery can purchase a bottle from a hand selected cask which you are able to fill, cork, seal, and label yourself. Your name will then go into the ledger and you’ll have a unique gift to take home with you.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar & Grant MacNicol at the Castle Restaurant, Castle St, Dornoch IV25 3SD, UK

No whisky tour to the Highlands would be complete without visiting the Dornoch Castle Hotel's Whisky Bar. Home to one of the newest distilleries in Scotland, the Whisky Bar has an extensive collection of rare and unique malts which you are able to sample (for a fee of course). If the weather is fine, this can be taken in the garden, however if it's a little colder, the Castle Bar is a great alternative.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Dalmore Distillery, Alness IV17 0UT Scotland

Dalmore was one of the first single malts to be exported to all corners of the world. For a period of time through the 60s to the early '00s, it was used as part of a blended whisky. It was then transformed once again, into a prestige single malt whisky.
At present, you can taste up to 11 single malts from their core and travel range at £5 per dram, irrespective of the RRP of the bottle. This represents great value as they can retail at up to £175 per bottle!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Glenmorangie Distillery, on the A9 Ross-shire, IV19 1PZ Scotland

Now owned by Moët Hennesy, the Glenmorangie Distillery was founded in 1843 with production starting in 1849. Glenmorangie is famous the world over for its whisky with the first exports starting as long ago as 1880.
Moving with modern times, the Distillery installed an anaerobic digestion plant in 2017 to process and break down by products such as pot-ale and lees which in turn means the production process is more sustainable. This has removed the need for them to be taken away from the Distillery by tanker for processing elsewhere.
Tours and tastings are possible with the Original Tour costing £7.50 per person. It is possible to visit the tasting room without doing a tour. A range of Glenmorangie Single Malt Whiskies are available to purchase and try in the relaxed environment of the tasting room.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
1: Inverness, UK
2: Dornoch IV25, UK
3: Invergordon, UK
4: Alness, UK
5: Dingwall IV15, UK
6: Strathpeffer IV14, UK
7: Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63, UK
8: Nairn, UK
9: Forres IV36, UK
10: Tomatin, Inverness IV13 7YW, UK
11: Aviemore PH22, UK
12: Kingussie PH21, UK
13: Newtonmore PH20, UK
14: Boat of Garten PH24, UK
15: Carrbridge PH23 3BG, UK
16: Nethy Bridge PH25 3EQ, UK
17: Grantown-on-Spey PH26, UK
18: Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey PH26, UK
19: Dufftown, Keith AB55, UK
20: Rothes, Aberlour AB38, UK
21: Aberlour AB38, UK
22: Longmorn, Elgin IV30 8SA, UK
23: Elgin IV30, UK
24: Kinloss, Forres IV36, UK
25: Findhorn, Forres, UK
26: Beauly, UK
27: Muir of Ord IV6, UK
28: Glenlivet, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB, UK
29: Fortrose, UK
30: Brora, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at hotels, airports, railway stations, holiday homes, residential homes etc


  • Inverness Airport, Inverness Scotland


  • Inverngordon Port Authority

Departure Time
9:00 AM

7 to 8 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Whisky Trails in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.