It’s an understatement to say that whisky is important to Scotland and Ireland. Many of the distilleries are in coastal locations and we are able to visit by yacht.
The following coastal distilleries have been included in past itineraries – Loch Ranza, Bushmills, Springbank, Glen Scotia, Kilkerran, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore, Bruichladich, Jura, Oban, Tobermory, Ardnamurchan, Talisker, Isle of Harris, Highland Park and Scapa. New distilleries are being opened, so the list is not finished! In 2023, after a gap caused by Covid, our German whisky enthusiasts were back on board. We revisited Ardnamurchan distillery, having been there on a private tour in 2014 before it had opened! and enjoyed a tour of the new distillery on Raasay, in a beautiful setting with views across to Skye. Whilst the Raasay whisky is still very young, the Ardnamurchan AD single malt was excellent.
Visits can be arranged during some of the scheduled trips or a whisky week can be arranged for a whole boat group.
(Be assured, by the way, that the skipper and crew remain conscious of safety requirements and are very careful to limit whisky intake.)