Speyside Whisky Experience
See Scotland Differently with McKinlay Kidd - Speyside Whisky Experience
Speyside is world renowned as the heart of Scotland's whisky industry, and the close proximity of so many contrasting distilleries, together with the wide range of other options locally make this area a perfect short break destination for anyone with a yearning to learn more about the 'water of life'.
Your route from the south will bring you through some awe-inspring Highland scenery, before reaching the surprisingly green Speyside valley.
Conveniently located at the heart of Speyside's Malt Whisky Trail, your hotel lies within a few miles of a multitude of excellent distilleries. Also within easy striking distance is the fascinating Speyside Cooperage, which is well worth a visit during your stay. This short break includes a VIP tour at your choice of local distillery - either Glenfiddich or The Macallan. Here you will learn how the whisky is made from start to finish, uncover some of the myths and legends surrounding the spirit (though it will surely not reveal all of its secrets!), plus have the chance to sample a few drams in a tutored tasting session. We have thoughtfully included taxi hire to and from your hotel to ensure you can fully enjoy the delights of the whisky!
Aside from these attractions there is no shortage of other options in the area, with excellent salmon fishing on the Spey, walking on the Speyside Way, 15 nearby golf courses and numerous places of historic interest, from Pluscarden Abbey to romantic Cawdor Castle. Venture slightly further afield and you will discover the attractions of Inverness, capital of the Highlands, the mysteries of Loch Ness with its fascinating visitor centre or the pretty fishing villages and long sandy beaches of the beautiful Moray Coast.