Luxury Chauffeur Whisky Distillery Tour

Lowland Whisky Distillery Tour Glasgow

The Lowland whisky region is in the southernmost parts of Scotland, covering much of the Central Belt and the South of Scotland including Edinburgh & The Lothians, Glasgow & The Clyde Valley, the Kingdom of Fife, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

Whiskies from this region are generally considered as the most light-bodied of the single malts. Often triple distilled, these malts are unpeated and lighter in nature, with a gentle, elegant palate, reminiscent of sweetness, which makes them easy to drink, especially for those who are new to single malt whisky.

When you enjoy Lowland whiskies, look out for malty, zesty flavours with slightly fruity, citrusy and sometimes floral notes, as well as honeysuckle, cream, ginger, toffee, toast and cinnamon.

While you can sometimes just drop by, distilleries are becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, some have tours hourly (Deanston, Glengoyne, Glenturret) but others have them only at set times per day (Auchentoshan). Some distilleries are by appointment only (Strathearn, Daftmill). Either way, it pays to book ahead.

Are Children Welcome on a Distillery Tour?

Children are welcome at all distilleries listed, but one adult must accompany each child.

Are Whisky Distillery Tours Accessible?

Most distillery tours are not wheel-chair accessible or for the mobility impaired. They tend to be in old buildings with narrow walkways and usually there are stairs.

Contact the distillery directly if you have any questions.

Glengoyne stills and the mash tun are at ground level with wide ramp access.

Glenturret has wheelchair accessible bathrooms and level access around the property but not in the production areas.

Auchentoshan is wheelchair accessible for part of the tour but not all of it.

 

You can only do so many distillery tours in a day. Pick your favourite 2.

You can always drop by other distilleries, have a look, do a tasting or grab a bottle to take home. If you allow two tours, you’re already at 5-6 hours for a day minimum. Most distilleries run tours between 10 am and 4 pm (last tour at 4 pm), but this varies depending on the time of year (most close earlier Nov – Mar).

Remember you don’t need to do a tour to visit the distilleries and do a tasting!

If you want to see where the magic happens, however, (stills, mash tuns, warehouses), then a tour is the thing to do.

Ave Cost for an 8 hour tour day £420 + VAT

We pick you up at your hotel or guest house. Take you on tour. Enjoy the Whisky, at the end of the day we will whisk you back safely. If you don’t see your favourite Whisky Distillery here, just ask and we can arrange a custom made tour for you.

We would be happy to arrange a distillery tour for you

Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery

Auchentoshan Distillery

Presently the only distillery in Scotland to triple-distil everything

Auchentoshan was set up to serve the Irish immigrants living in Glasgow in 1823, which is why it is more of an Irish style whisky than a Scottish one.

In 1941 a warehouse was hit by a bomb during the Clyde Blitz, which sent a stream of flaming whisky into the Clyde River. The distillery pond is made from one of the bomb craters.

Open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm but closed 25th and 26th Dec and 1st and 2nd Jan. Auchentoshan Distillery undergoes maintenance between the dates 15th July – 19th August 2019

Distilled Different Tour

£10 per person, duration 60 minutes

Includes a dram of Auchentoshan whisky and a serve of Auchentoshan ale (pre-cursor to whisky).

10 am 12 noon, 1 pm and 3 pm 7 days a week.

 

Additional tours and tastings are available, including a ‘bottle your own’ experience, straight from the cask

 

Deanston Whisky Distillery

Deanston Distillery

Deanston Distillery started its life as a cotton mill in 1785.

In 1974 the mill was converted into a distillery after the value of the UK cotton industry declined

There is a cafe on site – The Coffee Bothy

They’re open seven days all year, from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Tours are on the hour every hour 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Standard Tour

£9 per person, duration 50 minutes, includes a tasting of Deanston 12yo

For £12 you can do the tour above with an additional tasting of Deanston Virgin Oak

Children: 0 – 11 years no charge. Children: 12 – 17 years old £4.00 per child.

Children under 11yrs must be accompanied by one adult per child

Glengoyne Whisky Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery was established in 1883 and has been operating ever since (uncommon for a distillery in Scotland as most have closed at least once since they opened).

The distillery is in the Highlands while its warehouses, directly across the road, are in the Lowlands.

Glengoyne is at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill – they’re a lovely distillery in a stunning location and only a half-hour drive from Glasgow.

They have three stills (one wash and two-spirit stills, which is relatively unusual, as most distilleries have a ‘pair’ of wash and spirit stills – Springbank and Talisker also have uneven numbers though).

Glengoyne whisky is always unpeated, though they have at times experimented with maturation in casks that previously contained the peated spirit.

The distillery is open for tours seven days a week. Tours run hourly.

March – November: first tour 10 am – last tour at 5 pm. Shop: 10 am – 6 pm.

December to February: first tour 10 am – last tour 4 pm. Shop 10 am – 5 pm.

​Group discounts are available. For groups of 10 or more bookings are essential.

Bookings are highly recommended for all visits as Glengoyne receives over 50,000 visitors a year.

Book online or call +44 (0)1360 550 254. Senior citizen discounts are available.

Glengoyne Tour

£11.50 per person and lasts 45 minutes

includes a guided ​tour of Glengoyne Distillery and a welcome dram of Glengoyne 12yo

Book your Glengoyne Tour online

Whisky and Chocolate Tour

£30 per person and lasts 90 minutes

includes a tasting of Glengoyne 18-Year-Old and Glengoyne 21 Year Old matched with hand-made chocolates

Book your Glengoyne Whisky and Chocolate Tour online

Whisky and Chocolate Tour

£30 per person and lasts 90 minutes

includes a welcome dram of Glengoyne 12yo, a guided tour of Glengoyne Distillery and a tasting of Glengoyne 18-Year-Old and Glengoyne 21 Year Old matched with hand-made chocolates

Book your Glengoyne Whisky and Chocolate Tour online

​Additional Glengoyne Distillery tour and tasting options ​are available, including the No. 1 Warehouse Tour where you can sample two different drams straight from the cask and take home 200ml of your favourite.

 

 

Glenturret Whisky Distillery

Glenturret Distillery

Glenturret is open seven days. Tours run hourly and start at 10.30 am. The last tour is at 4:30 pm April – October, and at 3:30 pm November – March.

Tours are limited to 25 persons per tour group.

Tours can be booked online up to 48 hours in advance.

It pays to book, as Glenturret receives around 100,000 visitors a year.

​You will get to see one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland (with some rebranding).

For online bookings click here  or email enquiries@theglenturret.com or telephone +44 (0) 1764 65 65 65

Distillery Tour and Tasting Experience

£10.00 per person, duration 60 minutes

Includes two tastings and take home bottles are available for drivers

£9.00 concession (seniors/students/under 18s)

Non-alcoholic beverages are available for non-drinkers

Book your Distillery Tour and Tasting Experience Online

​Warehouse Experience

£50.00 per person, duration 90 minutes, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily

Includes​ a tasting of four premium Glenturret whiskies in the warehouse

​Persons over 18 years old only.

 Book your Warehouse Experience online

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the vehicle luggage capacity ?
Depending on the vehicle type chosen for your transport up to seven large cases at a maximum in the “V” class mercedes. Two medium cases and two pieces of hand luggage in the other Mercedes vehicles. If you are unsure please ask.
Will my Chauffeur wear a shirt and tie ?
YES We have both male and female drivers, who always come dressed in a suit, tie and hat. Providing you with the professional image to pass to your executive clients.
Will my Chauffeur help with my luggage ?
YES Your Chauffeur is there to help with all aspects of your travel, luggage included.
Do you provide bottled water ?
 YES free refreshments are provided for your travel.

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