Where are we going?!
You are going on a whisky trip to Scotland! Land of men in checkered skirts, haggis-flavoured crisps and astringent, medicinal drinks with a hint of tar. A country where the weather has a bad reputation – with 89 consecutive days of precipitation, the island of Islay is the proud UK record holder.
In a country where you have to spend that much time sitting indoors, the Scots invented whisky. Almost every island has its own distillery. Or, as is the case on wet Islay, nine.
Why would I want to go there?!
Those who are more conscious about the environment than their own liver know it: a whisky trip starts with taking a ferry from IJmuiden. In a couple of hours you drive to Scotland with your own car. Help out your designated driver by buying a bottle at every distillery – a fun way to test how large the trunk of your car is!
In Scotland, you visit small distilleries and stubborn people who love to tell you stories about their whisky. There’s also plenty of time to get a breath of fresh, salty air (do not forget your raincoat) on islands with stone circles, rugged mountains and empty beaches (you might as well leave your swimsuit at home). Plus, you have nine ferry crossings to look forward to.
best time to travel
|year-round||May - October||9 days||self drive|
- IJmuiden – Newcastle by ferry; accommodation based on 2-bed cabin
- diner and breakfast on the Newcastle ferry
- ferry crossings in Scotland
- accommodation based on budget double room (room only) or B&B for more luxurious drinkers
- Isle of Arran Distillery Tutored Tasting
- The Jura Signature Tour
- Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting
- travel insurance
- drinks (apart from mentioned tours and excursions)
- Jura ferry crossings
- personal expenses
- designated driver
Take me further!
Curious about this whisky tour? Complete the contact form below to get more information about Whisky without bob (in Dutch). If you’d rather chat in English, give us a call at +31 6 81 83 20 58.