We take a look at some top whisky themed experiences for groups exploring Scotland.

If you’re off to Scotland, you’ll want to at least try some whisky, especially as the country is so famous for its dram. So, we’ve picked out some great ideas for your next trip, from whisky and chocolate tasting tours, to a malt whisky trail.

Dewers Aberfeldy Distillery

A visit here can include learning about the heritage of the distillery in the museum, featuring interactive displays. Enjoy a tour of the distillery which could come in the form of a Whisky & Chocolate Tasting Tour or a Cask Tasting Tour, among other types of experiences. After your tour, you can relax in the Whisky Lounge and café before buying your own dram.

Glenturret Distillery

Visit the Glenturret Distillery in the highlands and enjoy the Famous Grouse Experience. During this, you’ll learn how the distillery’s single malt whisky is blended with other grains and malt whiskies to create Famous Grouse, one of Britain’s most popular blends. Tours of the attraction can be arranged too, and groups can also enjoy dining, from tasty lunches to afternoon teas at the on-site restaurant.

The Malt Whisky Trail

For enthusiastic whisky fans, you’ll want to follow The Malt Whisky Trail which is described as the ’ultimate Scotch experience’ as it includes what’s said to be the world’s largest concentration of whisky distilleries. Made up of nine locations, each in the Speyside region, you’ll discover different venues, different blends, and a whole lot of heritage. You’ll meet masters of the craft and experts who can tell you more about the taste.

Clydeside Distillery

Head to The Clydeside Distillery in Glasgow and learn more about the Scotch whisky at a place said to be Glasgow’s first dedicated single malt distillery in over 100 years. When visiting enjoy a variety of tours, such as the classic Clydeside Tour looking at three types of whisky and suitable for 20 people, or a Chocolate and Whisky Tour which lets you taste five types of dram, each paired with an artisan chocolate. This tour is suitable for smaller groups of six.

Head to a festival…

The annual Fife Whisky Festival features distilleries and bottlers from all over Scotland, showcasing their products and offers; although this year’s event is shortly coming up, there’s no reason why you can’t put this one on your list for years to come. The Inverness Whisky & Gin Festival this year taking place in April, is a five-day event which celebrates Scotland’s finest malt whisky as well as craft gin, for those who want a choice. Featuring exhibitors, master classes, tastings, and music, you’ll be in for a great experience discovering something new.