The Highland Malt Distillery Experience

The Water of Life - “Uisge-Beatha”

Scotland

  • Nights 4
  • Days 5
  • Things to Do 3
  • Price Call for Custom Quote

Scotland is famous for many things especially its malt whiskies spread out across its lands. Known in Gaelic as “uisge-beatha” (the water of life), the key ingredient is the water and depending what part of Scotland where the distillery process takes place will determine its flavor. At Distincte, we will offer an array of experiences to the different regions of Scotland all designed to meet your palate.

In the region of the Highlands, there are many known brands and some you might not have heard of. One of the most popular brands, Glenmorangie has its own private house which will be our base for your Highlands Malt Experience.

Set amongst the rolling barley fields of Easter Ross, our beloved Highland hideaway, Glenmorangie House, is more of a country house than a hotel. For over 25 years it has welcomed the world to its door, developing an international reputation for Highland hospitality along the way. The house is a magnificent reflection of everything that the word ‘Glenmorangie’ stands for – a retreat to peace and calm, a place for cherished moments.

So, pack your bags and head for the Highlands of Scotland!

Itinerary

Day1
Wednesday

Arrive into Scotland at either, Glasgow Airport (GLA), Edinburgh Airport (EDI) or connect via London to Inverness Airport (INV).

Upon arrival you will be met and transfer via private coach to Glenmorangie House just east of Tain.

Arriving at the House early afternoon, our team will ensure you are welcomed and given a guided tour and an introduction to the history of the House. Barry Gove, a local sculptor, will lead the guests down to his reproduction of the Hilton of Cadboll Stone, an ancient Pictish monument. He will bring to the life the history of the Pictish people as well as the challenges of creating such a work of art on such a large scale. Returning to the House, Barry will then lead a stone carving lesson where the guests will be able to try their hand at stone carving under Barry’s expert tutelage.

Early evening, the House team will arrange a Whisky Sensory Experience, introducing the guests to the different aromas found amongst Glenmorangie whiskies.

Guests will then join other guests for pre-dinner drinks in the Morning Room, the perfect opportunity to try a Glenmorangie Long Zest cocktails, before moving through to the Dining Room, where the Head Chef, John Wilson, will have prepared a gourmet 4 course menu using the best of local produce.

After dinner, guests will move through to the Buffalo Room for coffee and petit fours, whiskies and more stories!

Hotel – Glenmorangie House

Day2
Thursday

After a hearty breakfast, the guests will be driven over to the Glenmorangie Distillery where they will join one of our many tours where, with the help of our expert guides, the guest will learn about all stages of our whisky making process, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation.

The afternoon will offer a range of activities for the guest to select. For the golfers, this might be a round on the championship course, Royal Dornoch or the Tom Morris designed Tain Links.   

For others, it might be a trip to the local river to fish for Salmon, or stay closer to the House to enjoy archery and skeet shooting.

At night, a chance to enjoy one of the local restaurants, driven by one of the House chauffeurs.On return, guests will finish the evening with a special Signet tasting, one of Glenmorangie’s premium whiskies.

Hotel – Glenmorangie House

Day3
Friday

After breakfast, spend the morning relaxing on the grounds, or even partake in a falconry display.

As guests head out for the afternoon, you will have lunch on the way to the Clynelish Distillery for a tour and tasting.

Return to the House for an evening at your leisure.

Hotel – Glenmorangie House

Day4
Saturday

After breakfast you will head out for a day of discovery!

Guests will be driven down to Brackla Harbour to join Jacobite cruises to discover the stunning beauty of Loch Ness by boat, stopping at the historic remains of Castle Urquhart for a chance to explore its turbulent past. After a light lunch at the Clansman hotel, visit Glen Ord Distillery on the way back to the House for a tour and tasting.

For the final night at the House, a touch of tartan is added with Duncan, the House Piper, serenading the guests during cocktails before piping them through to a Scottish themed menu.

Hotel – Glenmorangie House

Day5
Sunday

After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport

Choice of trip extension in another region of Scotland or transfer to the airport for your departure.

Accommodations

Glenmorangie House

4 Nights Accommodations in run of the House (Nine En Suite Bedrooms)

Things To Do

Glenmorangie Distillery

In 1843, William Matheson founded the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Inspired by the Distillery’s peaceful surroundings on the banks of the Dornoch Firth, he brought forth a... More

Clynelish Distillery

Clynelish Distillery is located on the East coast of Sutherland, around one hour north of Inverness on the scenic North Coast 500 route. With beautiful views of the North... More

Glen Ord Distillery

In the northern highlands, barley from the Black Isle meets water from the White Burn to make a Scotch of vibrant colour: The Singleton of Glen Ord. A fruity,... More

Glenmorangie House

Glenmorangie Distillery

A9, Tain IV19, UK

Clynelish Distillery

3 Clynelish Rd, Brora KW9 6LR, UK

Glen Ord Distillery

Ord House Dr, Muir of Ord IV6, UK

Included

  • 4 Nights at Glenmorangie House
  • 3 Things to Do:
    • Glenmorangie Distillery
    • Clynelish Distillery
    • Glen Ord Distillery
  • Coach & driver throughout your stay in Scotland
  • Entrance to Distilleries / Tastings
  • Full Scottish Breakfast Daily

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner Daily
  • All meals, drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips/ Gratuity for Caddies, Transport Drivers
  • All items of a personal nature

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Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

January 1, 2019 — December 31, 2019
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
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