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Whisky Tours of Scotland made even tastier with new destinations and tipples

For those interested in Scotland’s greatest export, the famed ‘water of life’, there have been several interesting developments recently.

Firstly, following many requests from whisky enthusiasts (including some of our guests), Lindores Abbey in Fife, which is regarded as the birthplace of Scotch Whisky has finally opened its doors to the public. This amazing venue outside Fife is a must for anyone looking to visit Scotland and learn the history of it’s most famous beverage.

Whisky writer Michael Jackson, author of The Malt Whisky Companion describes it as a “pilgrimage” for whiskey lovers. And if you would like to visit the Abbey for a private tour as part of your Classic Scotland Whisky Tour, please contact us.

The Glenmorangie Company was the toast of the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition after being named 2012 Distiller of the Year, with its 25 year old malt being voted the best malt over 15 years old.

Meanwhile Bunnahabhain has released a one-off prestige collection of only 750 individually numbered and hand-signed bottles of the 40-year-old whisky it discovered in its Islay distillery. This exciting and rare find in their vast warehouses has created a great deal of interest among fans of this fine Islay Malt, and is another great reason to visit the distillery on one of our Island Hoping Whisky Tours.

Finally, a quick thinking airline pilot used six bottles of whisky to de-ice the wings of his plane when he was grounded in Spain.The captain of the Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) was grounded in Alicante thanks to ice on the wings of his plane which ground crew at the airport were unable to remove because no de-icing equipment was available.

Determined not to be delayed getting to his destination in Norway, the captain took six bottles of whisky from the drinks trolley and poured three over each wing solving the problem. Lets hope it wasn’t that 25 year old Glenmorangie!

If you want to take a trip to Scotland to discover the distilleries and much more, please get in contact with us to find out how to create a tailored trip with expert guidance.

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