Discover the finest distilleries Scotland has to offer, enjoying tastings from the Lowlands to the Highlands. The perfect adventure for a kosher whisky enthusiast, you will visit nine whiskey distilleries in five days. With Glasgow native Howard Ross as your guide, you will experience an authentic, in-depth tour of Scotland’s whisky scene, including local anecdotes, folklore, and traditional songs. For nature lovers, you will be treated to Scotland’s world-famous landscapes of lush greenery, picturesque lochs (lakes), rolling hills, and dramatic cliffs, as well as quaint villages nestled on picturesque hillsides. You’ll also have the chance to explore well-preserved castles and enjoy golf or fishing excursions. Make sure you do not miss out - this intimate tour has spots for only 25 travelers, so reserve your place soon!
Upon landing we head to the The Loch Katrine National Park to get some fresh Scottish air. It is a place of contrasts from rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north, and has many lochs and rivers, forests and woodlands. It is also a living, working landscape which has been influenced by people for generations and is visited and enjoyed by many for its recreational value. Ride a Bike and explore the great range of cycle routes; from family friendly and wide forest tracks through the area’s stunning forests. Bring own lunch for this day. 6:00PM Hotel Check-In
7:30PM Dinner at L’Chaim Restaurant
Monday 7:30am Shacharit at local Shule, 8am Breakfast at Kosher Restaurant, 9:00am Departure
Our day begins with visit to Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. A place of power, beauty and history, discover the favored residence of Scotland's Kings and Queens! The Castle's long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past such as William Wallace & Mary Queen of Scots. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle's grandeur.
Take a steep 10min walk up to The National Wallace Monument In 1861 Victorian craftsmen embarked on a special assignment to build a monument that would commemorate a Scottish Hero Sir William Wallace who was no ordinary hero. Follow the story of a patriot, martyr and Guardian of Scotland. For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays.
2:15PM Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for the “A Taste of 4 Award Winners Tour” Dating back to 1833 Glengoyne is one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. We’ll welcome you with a dram of the Glengoyne 12 Year Old, overlooking the waterfall and the secret glen where it all began. You will follow the journey our spirit makes – through mashtun and washbacks to the swan-necks of our copper stills. You’ll discover how we capture every ounce of flavor before we send the spirit to the cask.
We will continue to explore Glasgow Sightseeing on our Bus Tour offering the best of Glasgow sights with some free time for shopping and strolling around. At 6:00PM we complete our day with a stop at the Garnethill Grand Synagogue opened in 1879. It was the first in Scotland to be purpose-built and is the ‘mother synagogue’ of Glasgow. The synagogue is the finest example of high Victorian synagogue architecture Garnethill as one of the top ten historic synagogues in the UK. 7:30PM Dinner at L’Chaim Restaurant
Tuesday Shacharit at Hotel 6:00am Depart from Hotel for a 3 hour drive to the Highlands up North to visit three world famous distilleries. These distilleries are in the very heart of Speyside, halfway between Inverness and Aberdeen. Enjoy the drive through spectacular scenery with a 7.30am picnic style breakfast stop in Blair Athol
10:00AM GLENFIDDICH DISTILLERY TASTING On this tour, you’ll go on a journey through every part of the Glenfiddich tradition, to find out how the world’s most awarded whiskies are created. Your visit will begin with a short film recounting our five generations of family ownership. It’ll then be followed by an on-foot tour of the distillery with the chance to see how our whiskies are created by craftsmen with generations of understanding. The tour includes a visit to the still house where you can see how our stillmen capture the sweetest part of our distillate from our unusually sized copper stills. The special conclusion to this visit is a tutored nosing and tasting of four of our world-renowned single malts
12.00PM THE BALVENIE DISTILLERY The Balvenie distillery is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, owned by William Grant & Sons. Balvenie produces whisky in a traditional style. The use of locally grown barley is preferred, and it is floor-malted In early 1892 work began to convert an 18th-century mansion (Balvenie New House) into a distillery. The building took fifteen months to complete, and on 1 May 1893, the first distillation took place at the Balvenie Distillery. In 2007, The Balvenie's Global Brand Ambassador, David Mair presented an online documentary series about the making of malt whisky, shot in and around the Balvenie Distillery. Of the 100 or so distilleries in Scotland, Balvenie is one of only seven distilleries with its own malting floor
3.00PM WALKERS SHORTBREAD VISITORS CENTRE Over a hundred years ago that the Walker family started baking shortbread in the Speyside village of Aberlour, surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the Scottish highlands, and it is where they remain to this day. Joseph Walker founded the company when he opened his village bakery in 1898; now it is his grandchildren and great grandchildren that continue the tradition of fine baking that he started. Walkers products are now sold all over the world. In its distinctive tartan packaging, Walkers range of products is packed with Scottish character, both inside and out. The name Walkers is recognized as a mark of excellence the world over, a true Scottish classic. Walkers’ shortbread, biscuits and oatcakes are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union. 7:30PM Dinner at L’Chaim Restaurant
Wednesday 7:30am Shacharit at local Shule 8am Breakfast at Kosher Restaurant. 9:00am Departure
10:45am We start our day with a special Tour of Glenkinchie Distillery Your visit begins in our unique exhibition on the original Malting Floors, home to the renowned model distillery. You will then be met by your guide and led through the distillery production area, learning how we make our 'water of life'. To finish your tour, you are welcomed into our bar for a tasting of Glenkinchie Single Malt Whisky. We continue to Edinburgh the capital city which is one of the most classically beautiful cities in the world. Edinburgh is packed full of fantastic attractions, culture hotspots and great shopping. The city’s compact nature makes it easy to fit a range of wonderful activities into one brilliant day out in Scotland’s capital. We will start with a walk up to Arthurs Seat, Salisbury Crags, and Carlton Hill
Lunch at The Princes Street Gardens below the magnificent castle will provide the perfect location for a well-earned break from sightseeing. The afternoon will provide free time for retail therapy along The Royal Mile and Princess Street offering a variety of shopping from the high-end fashion retailers to the weekly stalls of the award-winning Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, the largest of its kind in Scotland. Enjoy the city sites of the best loved Edinburgh attractions including Scott Monument and Queen Mary’s Bath House, and much more
Our day continues at the Palace of Holyroodhouse Holyrood's important role today as Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland includes access to the West Drawing Room used by members of the Royal Family as a private sitting room during Royal Week and not normally open to the public. The Scottish Parliament building guides provide information on the history, work and procedures of the Scottish Parliament and about the architecture of the award winning Scottish Parliament building. We finish the day with Historical Tour of The Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation. 7:30PM Dinner at L’Chaim Restaurant
Thursday: Hotel Check-Out
7:30am Shacharit at local Shule 8am Breakfast at Kosher Restaurant
OPTION 1: The Kelpies see the world's largest equine sculptures up close and even go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art. A walking tour will take you through the vision of Andy Scott, the story of the real life working horses of the area, the local history and the history of the canals. The pinnacle is that you get to see a Kelpie from the inside, and understand the breathtaking engineering involved.
We visit the site of The Falkirk Wheel on Scottish Canals which was opened by the Queen in May 2002. Nothing like it has ever been built before anywhere in the world. Watch the rotating boat lift the result is awe-inspiring and beautiful. Hire a Segway for a zip around the area
OPTION 2: Westerwood Golf Course Cumbernauld
Having been designed by the great Seve Ballesteros and Dave Thomas, the 18 hole golf course at The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Overlooking the Campsie and Kilsyth Hills, this spectacular course meanders through silver birches and wild heather offering a challenge to golfers of all abilities. Devised by Seve, our signature hole is the 15th [par 3], known as the Waterfall hole. Hitting from above to a green surrounded by a 60ft rock face, it's not for the faint hearted and the undulating moorland greens also put you to the test over those 4ft putts. This must be booked in advance
3:00 PM Farewell: We all meet up at The Auchentoshan Distillery Tour 4 Dram Experience the only Triple Distilled Single Malt in Scotland. Auchentoshans new spirit is the highest distillate of any single malt distillery in Scotland. When you taste our new spirit, strong notes of fruit and citrus are revealed because we have distilled away all the impurities in the liquid. As such, making Auchentoshan the smoothest, most delicate tasting single malt Scotch whisky highly acclaimed across the world since 1823.
Our Scotland Tour comes to an end as we head to the airport by 4:00pm for flights home.
What's not included:
Kosher Travelers is committed to providing all meals of the highest quality and under strict kosher supervision. The Kashrut on this tour is under Chabad of Glasgow, Rabbi Chaim Jacobs, Glatt Mehadrin, Chalav Yisrael.
The common denominator of our clients is Shomer Shabbat and kashrut. There are no religious level criteria to join our tours, cruises or hotel programs and we won't ask you any questions about your religious observance. We attract a diverse group of Jewish, English-speaking guests from across the globe, and encourage an accepting atmosphere among our group members.
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The tour is perfect for couples, fathers/sons, and good mates willing to share on a twin basis.
Soak in Scotland's majestic scenery, ancient castles, and incredible vistas.
Experience a grand whisky tour that only Scotland can offer-with all your kosher meals provided.
Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:
There is a $1000 per person deposit required to confirm your reservation. If the tour is canceled because a minimum number of participants was not reached, you will receive a FULL refund.
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