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Whisky Retreat - 2-4 September 2022

Days: 3

£695.00

This is something just a tiny bit special. Maybe VERY special. A bit of an exclusive opportunity for those with an interest in Whisky.

It could only be described as the Whisky Lover’s Dream Retreat.

Now we admit, this is slightly pricier than our ’normal’ tours but as you’ll see from the itinerary below, most of the pennies will be allocated to Uisge beatha or “Water of Life”

Join us for an exclusive 2 night / 3 day experience, like no other.

Only 6 spaces available.
Friday 2nd September

Depart Dalkeith for a ride to one of the most luxurious, newly renovated houses, nestled right in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Upon arrival you will be greeted by your host (and renowned whisky expert) with a welcome dram in the form of a whisky highball. This will be accompanied by light snacks.

Transport to the Dowans Hotel for a welcome drink at the bar before moving on to the Private Whisky Snug. Enjoy a 3 course whisky dinner paired with 4 local Speyside Whiskies. All hosted by our host & expert who will guide everyone through the whisky and how it is paired with each dish.

Transport back to the retreat.

Saturday 3rd September

Transport to the local Dowans Hotel for continental or cooked breakfast.

Transport to the Balvenie Distillery for a private tour, tasting and fill your own 20cl bottle experience (2 hours).

Walk or drive to the Glenfiddich Distillery for a 2 course lunch.

Then its a tour of the surrounding area including whisky tasting by our host along the way! This will be an insider look into some of Speyside’s most famous sights and distilleries, for example, Macallan, Telford Bridge and the Cardhu Distillery.

Note: this will not include any tours of distilleries but simply looking at them from afar whilst having a dram from our host’s secret stash of whisky.

Back to the house to relax & refresh.

Transport to the Highlander Restaurant in Craigellachie. Dinner will be 2 courses and include soft drinks and limited alcoholic drinks.

Transport back to the retreat.

Sunday 4th September

Transport to the local Dowans Hotel for continental or cooked breakfast.

Check out of the retreat and set off on our leisurely ride back to Edinburgh.

What’s Included:

  • 2 nights accommodation (based on Twin occupancy - rooms can be made into Doubles if required)
  • Whisky Host (Keeper of the Quaich)
  • Welcome dram upon arrival
  • Transportation around Speyside on the 2nd & 3rd
  • 3 course whisky paired dinner at the Dowans Hotel, including four whiskies and a welcome cocktail
  • Continental or cooked breakfast at the Dowans Hotel on the 2nd & 3rd
  • 2 course lunch at the Glenfiddich distillery
  • Private tour of Balvenie Distillery & 20cl bottle filled from the cask
  • Private tour around Speyside including a tasting of four special whiskies
  • 2 course dinner at the Highlander Restaurant

What’s Not Included:

  • Bikes (excellent selection of hire bikes available separately)
  • Fuel
  • Anything not mentioned above

Pricing

£695 per person based on sharing a Double / Twin Room.

COVID secure and full refund provided if lockdown returns.

Early booking is advised as places are extremely limited!

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