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Whiskey Tour From Inverness to Edinburgh - One way

Hello,

Has anyone booked a whiskey tour from Inverness to Edinburgh; one way? If so what company did you use and would you recommend them? Also would you recommend doing it on your own as opposed to a tour? We are trying to avoid renting a car and of course we will be drinking whiskey:-)

Thank you in advance!

Tiffany

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Hi, Tiffany,

You are going to find it very difficult, and very expensive, to find someone to take you from Inverness on a whisky tour, and then drive you all the way to Edinburgh. You'd probably have to pay for that person's accommodation as well. If you're not planning to rent a car, your best bet would be to take a couple of day tours to the appropriate distilleries, then take a train back to Edinburgh.

Happy imbibing!

Mike (Auchterless)

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1965 posts

In Scotland it is whisky without the 'e'. The Scots do get very uptight about this as whiskey with the 'e' comes from Ireland!

As Mike has pointed out, hiring a driver is going to work out very expensive... Rabbies do a day tours including whisky distilleries from Inverness. Check them out. They get consistently good reviews.

https://www.rabbies.com/en/scotland-tours/from-inverness/1-3-day-tours/cairngorm-national-park-whisky-day-tour

https://www.rabbies.com/en/scotland-tours/from-inverness/1-3-day-tours/speyside-whisky-and-the-moray-firth-coast-day-tour

https://www.rabbies.com/en/scotland-tours/from-inverness/1-3-day-tours/dunrobin-castle-whisky-day-tour

Definitely avoid hiring a car for this as Scotland has very strict drink driving rules.

You will find the different distilleries tours are probably very similar and after a couple you may goi into overload. If you are wanting to sample different whiskies you may do better to find a bar that has a wide range to choose from. The Malt Room in Inverness is a possible. There's even more choice in Edinburgh.

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The way I remember the correct "whisky"/"whiskey" spelling is the fact that Ireland (Eire) contains an "e" while Scotland does not.

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How tipsy do you get? Maybe I'm a lightweight but last time I went on a wine-tasting tour, sipping various vintages, I was pretty toasted after awhile.