Along with the current tour offering(s), we also arrange bespoke tours of the whisky industry for private groups with more intensive needs. We love arranging private tours as much as our travel companions love taking them, which makes them really awesome gifts, too!
Who doesn’t love a little didactic drinking abroad?! We’ve been around the block, shaken lots of hands, and are ready to bring you and your loved ones on the trip of your life!
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October 1 – 6, 2018 – Discovering Scotland’s Southern and West Coast distilleries and independent bottlers, a collaborative tour with Gordon’s Fine Wines, Massachusetts.
Join Joshua and Jason, founders of Single Cask Nation, on a very special collaborative WhiskyGeek Tour™ with Gordon’s Fine Wines, Massachusetts. The theme is “Discovering Scotland’s Southern and West Coast distilleries and independent bottlers.”
Tour guests are asked to fly into Glasgow airport on Sunday, Sept 30.
While the tour does not officially start until the morning of Oct 1, it’d be great if the whole group could get together for some pints and drams at The Bon Accord the night before. We can not think of a better way to kick off the adventure!
The tour officially ends on Saturday, Oct 6, If you need to get back to the US right after the tour, we suggest you look at flights out of Glasgow on Sunday, October 7.
Initial details: While particulars are to be ironed out, guests can expect to take the following (or similar) route over the 6 days of the tour: Glasgow area to start then we head down south to visit Exclusive Malts as well as the Annandale Distillery.
After this, on our way to the Ardrossan ferry to Arran, we’ll be sure to make some key stops that are not to be missed! The Isle of Arran will have us conveniently spending time at the Isle of Arran distillery.
Upon leaving Arran, we’ll take the Lochranza ferry over to Campbeltown to visit Springbank, Glengyle, the Cadenhead’s warehouse, and Glen Scotia.
Being that we’re in the general vicinity, it’ll be in our interest to spend a couple days on Islay, too. If you’ve been to Islay, with Joshua and Jason at the helm, you’ll be sure to experience Islay and her distilleries in a way you never have before. If you’ve never been, prepare yourself to experience the beauty of Islay, her people, and distilleries. After this we’ll make our way back to Glasow.
Number of tour guests: 6 people, maximum
Total cost of the tour: $3950** pp
**(pricing is based on 2 people sharing a room. For single rooms, price for the tour is: $4750 pp)
– All hotel/B&B accommodations from Monday, Oct 1 through Saturday, Oct 6.
– Breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Monday, Oct 1 through Saturday, Oct 6.
– All transportation while in Scotland (vans, ferries, etc…)
– All VIP tours
Not included in the price:
– Flights in and out of Glasgow airport
– Accommodation the night of Sunday, Sept 30
– Personal purchases
How to lock in your seat on the tour: PayPal us a non-refundable deposit of $1000 by using the below PayPal tool. Alternatively, you can pay the for the tour in full, also using the below PayPal tool:
July 22 – 30, 2017 – The Great Islay Swim
“My business partner, Jason, and I have been working on a very special Islay whisky adventure for this summer and we think it might be right up your alley. We’ve been in discussions with two members of New York’s historic Explorer’s Club to sponsor an expedition they’re undertaking on and around Islay this July.The long and the short of it is that they’re planning on swimming around the entire island over the course of one week (July 22-29). This will be the first ever documented swim around the island.
“Each day they will stop at a new distillery and collect whisky to fill a cask they’re taking around the island during their swim. We’ll enjoy full behind the scenes access, be part of a documentary being recorded for National Geographic, and dine on food prepared for us by celebrity chefs. There will also be in depth activities for us to busy ourselves with while they’re swimming (one option is to kayak behind them on one of their legs but a lot of our activities will be whisky centric – there is also a wee jaunt over to the Cadenhead’s warehouse in Campbeltown, via a private yacht, for a very special, personalized tasting).
“At the end of the week Jason and I will be proud owners of the cask of whisky the chaps have collected during their expedition. Each member of our tour will receive one bottle of this insanely collectible whisky. We’re also planning something very special with Scotch Whisky Auctions for the afternoon before Whisky Jewbilee NYC. Anybody who has signed up for the tour will be our guest at this very special tasting in NYC.
“There are a few more details that we’re ironing out with the chaps but we are all very excited for this once in a lifetime adventure. We’ve had 6 people commit so far and you were on my list of cool people/people I’d like to spend a week on Islay with to reach out to. We’re looking to fill ten seats with the cost of each seat set at $6000 which covers all expenses excluding flights and personal purchases.
“Let me know what you think or whether you have any special requests that we can look into fulfilling. Cheers!”
-Joshua Hatton co-founder Whisky Geek Tours