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Do you love Whiskey? Have you dreamt of starting a distillery? Our My Week as a Distiller in Scotland offers an immersion into the art and lifestyle of whiskey, both as a business and passion! Spend 9 days learning and immersing in the art of whisky!

Upon your arrival into Glasgow, you will dip your toe into the rich history pf Scotland through visits to Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Museum, and more! Begin your Whiskey Immersion and learn about life as a distiller. You will venture to the Isle of Islay!

After a very scenic, mountainous drive from Glasgow to the isle of Islay, you will have the chance to tour an authentic distillery where you can enjoy a tasting of the local smoky whiskies! A Master Class will teach you how to blend whiskey and provide the hands-on tools to certify as a connoisseur, potentially sparking a new career path in distilling.


My Week as a Whisky Distiller in Scotland


September 10, 2022 days and September 18, 2022 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Welcome!

A warm Learning Journeys welcome to Scotland. Your private transfer will be waiting for you upon arrival to escort you to your hotel.

DAY 2: Glasgow City Immersion - Whisky and Food Tasting at Mharsanta

Your second day in Glasgow will be aimed at taking in some more of its beautiful and iconic sites.

DAY 3: Isle of Islay Distillery and Whiskey Immersion

Today you will join your fellow program participants and head off to the beautiful Isle of Islay, “Queen of the Hebrides” and home of peaty and smoky whiskies.

DAY 4 - 5: Isle of Islay Distillery and Whiskey Immersion

With two full days to explore, there are plenty of options and your expert will share some of their favorite places with you. These can include empty beaches, whitewashed villages, ancient sites, the Kildalton Cross, medieval strongholds, fresh seafood, local wildlife and traditional cultures.

DAY 6: Loch Fyne Whisky-Loch Lomond-Glasgow

After a final hearty breakfast, you catch the morning ferry back to Kennacraig. Arriving on the mainland, you head to the loch-side town of Inveraray.

DAY 7: Masterclass Glengoyne Distillery-Your Own Blend

Learning Experience: Masterclass at Glengoyne Distillery

DAY 8: The Ultimate Whisky Experience

Yet another experience to fully immerse yourself in the art of Whisky-making. Today you will reach Glenturret Distillery in beautiful Pertshire via a private. This fully immersive experience will allow you to see the entire daily process on site.

DAY 9: See You Again!

Don’t leave yet!! Extend your journey on one of our numerous programs in Europe or beyond.
Perhaps you’re interested in exploring the role of a winemaker or brew master?


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What You Will Learn/Do

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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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<p> Supports local the local community. A portion of the program fees contribute to global preservation projects. </p>

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Program

DAY 1: Welcome!

Take some time to settle in the city and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore. Local tip: take a walk around town on the Mural Trail: https://www.citycentremuraltrail.co.uk/About. This evening, we begin our whiskey immersion.

Glasgow’s West End Whisky Tour Get a new perspective on Glasgow on this guided visit of the city's West End that introduces you to the culture of Scotland's national drink: Whisky . Visit off-the-beaten-track bars missed by many visitors and enjoy a complete cultural and educational storytelling experience about all things whisky—its regional variations, influence on artists, and role in the history of the city—while, of course, sampling a few drams along the way.


DAY 2: Glasgow City Immersion - Whisky and Food Tasting at Mharsanta

Make use of your 24hrs Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus ticket and visit Glasgow’s most famous landmarks as for example Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Museum. Local tip: you can experience “A play, a pint and a pie” at the local Òran Mór Theatre located in the West End of Glasgow; their lunchtime shows are a local favorite and run Monday to Saturday!

For dinner, head to the wonderful “Mharsanta”, located at 26 Bell Street in Glasgow’s merchant City (Mharsanta actually means Merchant, from the Scottish Gaelic). Here you will be taken on a whisky and food journey by Sophie and her team – the food his brilliant, the Whisky choice wide and the atmosphere ever so charming. They offer a 9-course tasting menu accompanied by section of fine whiskies.


DAY 3: Isle of Islay Distillery and Whiskey Immersion

Learning Experience: Immerse in Local Life and The Whiskey Culture

You will meet your transport at a central Glasgow location and depart North, towards the Highlands. The landscape becomes more mountainous, and your expert tells the history and culture of this stunning part of Scotland. Passing Loch Awe and into Argyllshire, with some great photo stops along the way, you arrive in the Victorian town of Oban where we tour the distillery and enjoy a tasting before you have free time for lunch and some exploring.

This is the seafood capital of Scotland, so make sure you make the most of it! The seafood shack at the harbor is perfect – get the platter if you’re feeling hungry! When then journey to the ancient Neolithic landscapes of Kilmartin Glen. There are hundreds of ancient monuments and historic sites in this region, some of which you get to explore. It is then a short drive down the Kintyre Peninsula to Kennacraig, where you board the evening ferry to Islay. The ferry crossing is around two hours and offers for some beautiful views of the islands of Gigha, Jura and Islay as well as the area surrounding West Loch Tarbert.

There is time to relax in the ferry bar with an Islay whisky, grab some dinner from the restaurant and soak up the sea air before you arrive. On arrival into Port Ellen or Port Askaig, it is a short drive to Bowmore to check in to The Bowmore House or Freewinds for your three- night stay.


DAY 4 - 5: Isle of Islay Distillery and Whiskey Immersion

Learning Experience: Immerse in Local Life and The Whiskey Culture

With only around 3000 people and nine world-class distilleries, the chances of finding a ‘wee dram’ on Islay are pretty good. The distillery and whisky experiences give you an insight into Islay’s most famous export. We’ve planned a wide range of tours and tastings, including a warehouse experience at Lagavulin, a tour and full range tasting at Ardbeg and a look at the Laphroaig maltings (with a few extra special drams to finish your day).

Your second day on Islay brings a private tour of Bruichladdich and a chance to sample some of their whiskies or perhaps a Botanist gin is your idea of the perfect morning drink. You’ll then get a behind-the-scenes peek at the independent Kilchoman before a chance to gaze over the Sound of Jura from the Bunnahabhain before delving into some casks in their warehouse! Learn the ins and outs of the distillery business.

Each night on Islay, there are plenty of options for eating, drinking and relaxing. Your tour guide and wonderful hosts at Bowmore House will let you know all the best places to get the most out of your time in Bowmore. There is an eating option for all budgets and tastes, and with so much local produce on offer, you will be spoilt for choice. The whisky bars aren’t too bad either. Slainte Mhath, as they say in Gaelic!


DAY 6: Loch Fyne Whisky-Loch Lomond-Glasgow

Learning Experience: Visit Loch Fyne Whisky

This is the seat of the Clan Campbell, home to the Loch Fyne Whisky shop and your stop for lunch. After lunch (and some last- minute whisky shopping) your journey now hugs the shores of Loch Fyne and Loch Long.

Then it is to the shores of Loch Lomond. With time to stop for some lovely views and stretch of the legs, this is the last stop on your tour before crossing the River Clyde and into Scotland’s largest city of Glasgow.


DAY 7: Masterclass Glengoyne Distillery-Your Own Blend

Today, you dip into the bag of whisky-knowledge acquired in Islay and experience a Whisky Masterclass at Glengoyne Distillery. Glengoyne is located in Dumgoyne Hill, just 14 miles north of Glasgow.

The X10 bus (destination Balfron) departs from Buchanan Bus Station in the center of Glasgow and stops at the gates of Glengoyne. The Masterclass is one of the most in-depth whisky experiences in Scotland.

You will have the opportunity to create your own 200-ml. bottle of whisky, which you can take with you at the end of the visit, alongside a bespoke gift and Master Class certificate.

Over the course of the five-hour experience, you will taste five Glengoyne whiskies, and a range of sherries. You’ll also create your own single malt. There will be a full tour of the distillery, of course, where you will explore in far more detail than at our other tours. You’ll also see into the Glengoyne warehouses.

After a day of tastings, you will leave with the coveted knowledge of a master blender.

Curriculum: THE TEST OF TASTE
First, we put your nose to the test, but not with whisky. Each of the 20 tiny bottles in front of you holds a unique scent, from lavender to pear drop.

In fact, it’s a test developed by the Scotch Whisky Association to recruit master blenders. You will be provided a full vocabulary of scents as you taste the 12-year-old and the 18-year-old single malts, our selection of specially chosen Single Casks, and a range of sherry samples.

Tasting such a broad range will give you unmatched insight into the whiskies that we craft, each one with a distinct character. We provide a light lunch, too.

THE MALT MASTER
And there’s more! You’ll create your own Glengoyne Highland Single Malt. It’s exactly the same as the Malt Master tour, with samples from five very different Glengoyne single casks.

With everything you’ve learned during the day, you will have a clear idea of what you like, and what to look for. Taste and nose, add and stir: we’ll let you create your very own 200-ml. bottle of absolutely unique whisky: Created by you, presented in a Glengoyne bottle, and boxed with a label.

It’s a fine end to a remarkable day. At the end of the visit, guests are presented with a 200-ml. bottle of their one-off creation, a bespoke gift and Master Class certificate.

Curriculum: THE TEST OF TASTE

First, we put your nose to the test, but not with whisky: each of the 20 tiny bottles in front of you holds a unique scent, from lavender to pear drop.

In fact, it’s a test developed by the Scotch Whisky Association to recruit master blenders. It’ll give a full vocabulary of scents as you taste the 12-Year-Old and the 18-Year-Old single malts,
our selection of specially chosen Single Casks, and a range of sherry samples too.

Tasting such a broad range will give you an unmatched insight into the whiskies that we craft – each one with a distinct character. We provide a light lunch too.

THE MALT MASTER

And there’s more! You'll create your own Glengoyne Highland Single Malt. It’s exactly the same as the Malt Master tour – with samples from five very different Glengoyne single casks.

With everything you’ve learnt over the day, you’ll have a clear idea of what you like, and what to look for. Taste and nose, add and stir – we’ll let you create your very own 200ml bottle of absolutely unique whisky. Created by you, presented in a Glengoyne bottle, boxed with a label.

It’s a fine end to a remarkable day. At the end of the visit, guests are presented with a 200ml bottle of their one-off creation, a bespoke gift and Master Class certificate .


DAY 8: The Ultimate Whisky Experience

Learning Experience: The Ultimate Whisky Experience at Glenturret Distillery

The Ultimate Whisky Experience is a fantastic in-depth experience that is ideal for the whisky lover who'd like the opportunity to delve behind the scenes!

Spend the day with our Stillman and work alongside them, hand-rousing the malted barley in our open mash tun, the only place where you can do this in the world. Learn about run rates and cutting spirits, see how and why we need to regularly check on our whisky whilst it sleeps and learn about the art of blending.

10.00am – Glenturret Tour

11.00pm – Blending Experience

12.00pm – Lalique Boutique & Distillery Shop (Enjoy a glass of champagne while browsing)

12.30pm – Set Lunch Menu

2.30pm – Trinity Tasting

3.30pm – Depart the distillery

The experience will finish around 3pm and a private transfer will bring you back to Glasgow for your last overnight.

Local tip: a bit unconventional, but if you have a taste for Vietnamese food, head to the secluded Hanoi Bike Shop in the West End. This is an absolute local gem and a very rustic place – but the food is outstanding. As this is an extremely popular spot for locals, advance booking is necessary. If you want something a little less defined, head to Stravaigin in the West End – it offers a mix of different cuisines, combined with some delicious Scottish produce.


DAY 9: See You Again!

Study Bourbon production on our Kentucky Whisky Trail or Wine Production in Italy. We look forward to welcoming you back on another Learning Journeys immersion.




Program Registration Fees

All itinerary prices are listed in USD

Per person for Package $4,475.00

Per person for Single Package $850.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

• 8 nights’ hotel accommodation
• Breakfasts daily at hotel, 1 lunch (2 course) (Glenturret) 4 dinners (3 course) (including whisky pairing dinner in Glasgow Mharsanta)
• Airport Transfers
• Mini Coach transportation including road tolls and parking fees as per itinerary (Day 3 – 8)
• Hop-on/Hop-off Glasgow sightseeing tour (24hrs)
• Ferry journey from Kennecraig to Islay (return)
• Whisky experiences as follows:
-    Glasgow West End Whisky Tour
-    Lagavulin Warehouse Experience
-    Ardbegg distillery tour and tasting
-    Laphroaig distillery tour and tasting
-    Bruichladdich distillery tour + tasting (Core Range)
-    Kilchoman distillery private tour
-    Bunahabhain Distillery Warehouse Experience Tour
-    Glengoyne Distillery – Malt Master Tour
-    Glenturret – Full day custom tour

• Taxes, service charges for all included services
• 8 nights’ hotel accommodation
• Breakfasts daily at hotel, 1 lunch (2 course) (Glenturret) 4 dinners (3 course) (including whisky pairing dinner in Glasgow Mharsanta)
• Airport Transfers
• Mini Coach transportation including road tolls and parking fees as per itinerary (Day 3 – 8)
• Hop-on/Hop-off Glasgow sightseeing tour (24hrs)
• Ferry journey from Kennecraig to Islay (return)
• Whisky experiences as follows:
-    Glasgow West End Whisky Tour
-    Lagavulin Warehouse Experience
-    Ardbegg distillery tour and tasting
-    Laphroaig distillery tour and tasting
-    Bruichladdich distillery tour + tasting (Core Range)
-    Kilchoman distillery private tour
-    Bunahabhain Distillery Warehouse Experience Tour
-    Glengoyne Distillery – Malt Master Tour
-    Glenturret – Full day custom tour

• Taxes, service charges for all included services
• 8 nights’ hotel accommodation
•Breakfasts daily at hotel, 1 lunch (2 course) (Glenturret) 4 dinners (3 course) (including whisky pairing dinner in Glasgow Mharsanta)
• Airport Transfers
•Mini Coach transportation including road tolls and parking fees as per itinerary (Day 3 – 8)
• Hop-on/Hop-off Glasgow sightseeing tour (24hrs)
• Ferry journey from Kennecraig to Islay (return)
• Whisky experiences as follows:
-    Glasgow West End Whisky Tour
-    Lagavulin Warehouse Experience
-    Ardbegg distillery tour and tasting
-    Laphroaig distillery tour and tasting
-    Bruichladdich distillery tour + tasting (Core Range)
-    Kilchoman distillery private tour
-    Bunahabhain Distillery Warehouse Experience Tour
-    Glengoyne Distillery – Malt Master Tour
-    Glenturret – Full day custom tour

• Taxes, service charges for all included services
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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Theater Arts
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Easy


What You Will Learn/Do

The art of whisky making

Hands-on Whisky Masterclasses including Certification

Immerse in local distilling lifestyle

The business of distilling

History and culture of Glasgow, Islay, and Kennacraig


Why This Program Is Unique

The program is perfect for whiskey connoisseurs and budding professionals.

Try out the life of a distiller before jumping in.

Learn about the history of Scottish whisky, through classes and immersions and by living like a local! Visit Glasgow before venturing to the Isle of Islay where you will learn about the history of smokey whisky, which is native to the area and their most famous export. Enjoy sipping at the local distillery and further your knowledge of Scottish whisky through a wide range of planned classes and tastings, including a warehouse experience at Lagavulin, a visit and full range tasting at Ardbeg and a look at the Laphroaig maltings! You will be awarded a Master Class certification and blend your own whiskey to take home.


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

Supports local the local community. A portion of the program fees contribute to global preservation projects.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1: Welcome!

A warm Learning Journeys welcome to Scotland. Your private transfer will be waiting for you upon arrival to escort you to your hotel. Take some time to settle in the city and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore. Local tip: take a walk around town on the Mural Trail: https://www.citycentremuraltrail.co.uk/About. This evening, we begin our whiskey immersion. Glasgow’s West End Whisky Tour Get a new perspective on Glasgow on this guided visit of the city's West End that introduces you to the culture of Scotland's national drink: Whisky . Visit off-the-beaten-track bars missed by many visitors and enjoy a complete cultural and educational storytelling experience about all things whisky—its regional variations, influence on artists, and role in the history of the city—while, of course, sampling a few drams along the way.

DAY 2: Glasgow City Immersion - Whisky and Food Tasting at Mharsanta

Your second day in Glasgow will be aimed at taking in some more of its beautiful and iconic sites. Make use of your 24hrs Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus ticket and visit Glasgow’s most famous landmarks as for example Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Museum. Local tip: you can experience “A play, a pint and a pie” at the local Òran Mór Theatre located in the West End of Glasgow; their lunchtime shows are a local favorite and run Monday to Saturday! For dinner, head to the wonderful “Mharsanta”, located at 26 Bell Street in Glasgow’s merchant City (Mharsanta actually means Merchant, from the Scottish Gaelic). Here you will be taken on a whisky and food journey by Sophie and her team – the food his brilliant, the Whisky choice wide and the atmosphere ever so charming. They offer a 9-course tasting menu accompanied by section of fine whiskies.

DAY 3: Isle of Islay Distillery and Whiskey Immersion

Today you will join your fellow program participants and head off to the beautiful Isle of Islay, “Queen of the Hebrides” and home of peaty and smoky whiskies. Learning Experience: Immerse in Local Life and The Whiskey Culture You will meet your transport at a central Glasgow location and depart North, towards the Highlands. The landscape becomes more mountainous, and your expert tells the history and culture of this stunning part of Scotland. Passing Loch Awe and into Argyllshire, with some great photo stops along the way, you arrive in the Victorian town of Oban where we tour the distillery and enjoy a tasting before you have free time for lunch and some exploring. This is the seafood capital of Scotland, so make sure you make the most of it! The seafood shack at the harbor is perfect – get the platter if you’re feeling hungry! When then journey to the ancient Neolithic landscapes of Kilmartin Glen. There are hundreds of ancient monuments and historic sites in this region, some of which you get to explore. It is then a short drive down the Kintyre Peninsula to Kennacraig, where you board the evening ferry to Islay. The ferry crossing is around two hours and offers for some beautiful views of the islands of Gigha, Jura and Islay as well as the area surrounding West Loch Tarbert. There is time to relax in the ferry bar with an Islay whisky, grab some dinner from the restaurant and soak up the sea air before you arrive. On arrival into Port Ellen or Port Askaig, it is a short drive to Bowmore to check in to The Bowmore House or Freewinds for your three- night stay.

DAY 4 - 5: Isle of Islay Distillery and Whiskey Immersion

With two full days to explore, there are plenty of options and your expert will share some of their favorite places with you. These can include empty beaches, whitewashed villages, ancient sites, the Kildalton Cross, medieval strongholds, fresh seafood, local wildlife and traditional cultures. Learning Experience: Immerse in Local Life and The Whiskey Culture With only around 3000 people and nine world-class distilleries, the chances of finding a ‘wee dram’ on Islay are pretty good. The distillery and whisky experiences give you an insight into Islay’s most famous export. We’ve planned a wide range of tours and tastings, including a warehouse experience at Lagavulin, a tour and full range tasting at Ardbeg and a look at the Laphroaig maltings (with a few extra special drams to finish your day). Your second day on Islay brings a private tour of Bruichladdich and a chance to sample some of their whiskies or perhaps a Botanist gin is your idea of the perfect morning drink. You’ll then get a behind-the-scenes peek at the independent Kilchoman before a chance to gaze over the Sound of Jura from the Bunnahabhain before delving into some casks in their warehouse! Learn the ins and outs of the distillery business. Each night on Islay, there are plenty of options for eating, drinking and relaxing. Your tour guide and wonderful hosts at Bowmore House will let you know all the best places to get the most out of your time in Bowmore. There is an eating option for all budgets and tastes, and with so much local produce on offer, you will be spoilt for choice. The whisky bars aren’t too bad either. Slainte Mhath, as they say in Gaelic!

DAY 6: Loch Fyne Whisky-Loch Lomond-Glasgow

After a final hearty breakfast, you catch the morning ferry back to Kennacraig. Arriving on the mainland, you head to the loch-side town of Inveraray. Learning Experience: Visit Loch Fyne Whisky This is the seat of the Clan Campbell, home to the Loch Fyne Whisky shop and your stop for lunch. After lunch (and some last- minute whisky shopping) your journey now hugs the shores of Loch Fyne and Loch Long. Then it is to the shores of Loch Lomond. With time to stop for some lovely views and stretch of the legs, this is the last stop on your tour before crossing the River Clyde and into Scotland’s largest city of Glasgow.

DAY 7: Masterclass Glengoyne Distillery-Your Own Blend

Learning Experience: Masterclass at Glengoyne Distillery Today, you dip into the bag of whisky-knowledge acquired in Islay and experience a Whisky Masterclass at Glengoyne Distillery. Glengoyne is located in Dumgoyne Hill, just 14 miles north of Glasgow. The X10 bus (destination Balfron) departs from Buchanan Bus Station in the center of Glasgow and stops at the gates of Glengoyne. The Masterclass is one of the most in-depth whisky experiences in Scotland. You will have the opportunity to create your own 200-ml. bottle of whisky, which you can take with you at the end of the visit, alongside a bespoke gift and Master Class certificate. Over the course of the five-hour experience, you will taste five Glengoyne whiskies, and a range of sherries. You’ll also create your own single malt. There will be a full tour of the distillery, of course, where you will explore in far more detail than at our other tours. You’ll also see into the Glengoyne warehouses. After a day of tastings, you will leave with the coveted knowledge of a master blender. Curriculum: THE TEST OF TASTE First, we put your nose to the test, but not with whisky. Each of the 20 tiny bottles in front of you holds a unique scent, from lavender to pear drop. In fact, it’s a test developed by the Scotch Whisky Association to recruit master blenders. You will be provided a full vocabulary of scents as you taste the 12-year-old and the 18-year-old single malts, our selection of specially chosen Single Casks, and a range of sherry samples. Tasting such a broad range will give you unmatched insight into the whiskies that we craft, each one with a distinct character. We provide a light lunch, too. THE MALT MASTER And there’s more! You’ll create your own Glengoyne Highland Single Malt. It’s exactly the same as the Malt Master tour, with samples from five very different Glengoyne single casks. With everything you’ve learned during the day, you will have a clear idea of what you like, and what to look for. Taste and nose, add and stir: we’ll let you create your very own 200-ml. bottle of absolutely unique whisky: Created by you, presented in a Glengoyne bottle, and boxed with a label. It’s a fine end to a remarkable day. At the end of the visit, guests are presented with a 200-ml. bottle of their one-off creation, a bespoke gift and Master Class certificate. Curriculum: THE TEST OF TASTE First, we put your nose to the test, but not with whisky: each of the 20 tiny bottles in front of you holds a unique scent, from lavender to pear drop. In fact, it’s a test developed by the Scotch Whisky Association to recruit master blenders. It’ll give a full vocabulary of scents as you taste the 12-Year-Old and the 18-Year-Old single malts, our selection of specially chosen Single Casks, and a range of sherry samples too. Tasting such a broad range will give you an unmatched insight into the whiskies that we craft – each one with a distinct character. We provide a light lunch too. THE MALT MASTER And there’s more! You'll create your own Glengoyne Highland Single Malt. It’s exactly the same as the Malt Master tour – with samples from five very different Glengoyne single casks. With everything you’ve learnt over the day, you’ll have a clear idea of what you like, and what to look for. Taste and nose, add and stir – we’ll let you create your very own 200ml bottle of absolutely unique whisky. Created by you, presented in a Glengoyne bottle, boxed with a label. It’s a fine end to a remarkable day. At the end of the visit, guests are presented with a 200ml bottle of their one-off creation, a bespoke gift and Master Class certificate .

DAY 8: The Ultimate Whisky Experience

Yet another experience to fully immerse yourself in the art of Whisky-making. Today you will reach Glenturret Distillery in beautiful Pertshire via a private. This fully immersive experience will allow you to see the entire daily process on site. Learning Experience: The Ultimate Whisky Experience at Glenturret Distillery The Ultimate Whisky Experience is a fantastic in-depth experience that is ideal for the whisky lover who'd like the opportunity to delve behind the scenes! Spend the day with our Stillman and work alongside them, hand-rousing the malted barley in our open mash tun, the only place where you can do this in the world. Learn about run rates and cutting spirits, see how and why we need to regularly check on our whisky whilst it sleeps and learn about the art of blending. 10.00am – Glenturret Tour 11.00pm – Blending Experience 12.00pm – Lalique Boutique & Distillery Shop (Enjoy a glass of champagne while browsing) 12.30pm – Set Lunch Menu 2.30pm – Trinity Tasting 3.30pm – Depart the distillery The experience will finish around 3pm and a private transfer will bring you back to Glasgow for your last overnight. Local tip: a bit unconventional, but if you have a taste for Vietnamese food, head to the secluded Hanoi Bike Shop in the West End. This is an absolute local gem and a very rustic place – but the food is outstanding. As this is an extremely popular spot for locals, advance booking is necessary. If you want something a little less defined, head to Stravaigin in the West End – it offers a mix of different cuisines, combined with some delicious Scottish produce.

DAY 9: See You Again!

Don’t leave yet!! Extend your journey on one of our numerous programs in Europe or beyond. Perhaps you’re interested in exploring the role of a winemaker or brew master? Study Bourbon production on our Kentucky Whisky Trail or Wine Production in Italy. We look forward to welcoming you back on another Learning Journeys immersion.


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September 10, 2022
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Services Included

• 8 nights’ hotel accommodation • Breakfasts daily at hotel, 1 lunch (2 course) (Glenturret) 4 dinners (3 course) (including whisky pairing dinner in Glasgow Mharsanta) • Airport Transfers • Mini Coach transportation including road tolls and parking fees as per itinerary (Day 3 – 8) • Hop-on/Hop-off Glasgow sightseeing tour (24hrs) • Ferry journey from Kennecraig to Islay (return) • Whisky experiences as follows: - Glasgow West End Whisky Tour - Lagavulin Warehouse Experience - Ardbegg distillery tour and tasting - Laphroaig distillery tour and tasting - Bruichladdich distillery tour + tasting (Core Range) - Kilchoman distillery private tour - Bunahabhain Distillery Warehouse Experience Tour - Glengoyne Distillery – Malt Master Tour - Glenturret – Full day custom tour • Taxes, service charges for all included services • 8 nights’ hotel accommodation • Breakfasts daily at hotel, 1 lunch (2 course) (Glenturret) 4 dinners (3 course) (including whisky pairing dinner in Glasgow Mharsanta) • Airport Transfers • Mini Coach transportation including road tolls and parking fees as per itinerary (Day 3 – 8) • Hop-on/Hop-off Glasgow sightseeing tour (24hrs) • Ferry journey from Kennecraig to Islay (return) • Whisky experiences as follows: - Glasgow West End Whisky Tour - Lagavulin Warehouse Experience - Ardbegg distillery tour and tasting - Laphroaig distillery tour and tasting - Bruichladdich distillery tour + tasting (Core Range) - Kilchoman distillery private tour - Bunahabhain Distillery Warehouse Experience Tour - Glengoyne Distillery – Malt Master Tour - Glenturret – Full day custom tour • Taxes, service charges for all included services • 8 nights’ hotel accommodation •Breakfasts daily at hotel, 1 lunch (2 course) (Glenturret) 4 dinners (3 course) (including whisky pairing dinner in Glasgow Mharsanta) • Airport Transfers •Mini Coach transportation including road tolls and parking fees as per itinerary (Day 3 – 8) • Hop-on/Hop-off Glasgow sightseeing tour (24hrs) • Ferry journey from Kennecraig to Islay (return) • Whisky experiences as follows: - Glasgow West End Whisky Tour - Lagavulin Warehouse Experience - Ardbegg distillery tour and tasting - Laphroaig distillery tour and tasting - Bruichladdich distillery tour + tasting (Core Range) - Kilchoman distillery private tour - Bunahabhain Distillery Warehouse Experience Tour - Glengoyne Distillery – Malt Master Tour - Glenturret – Full day custom tour • Taxes, service charges for all included services

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