Now it is well known the stories of how much us Scottish people love whisky and most think this is a myth or is over exaggerated. However nothing quite beats the knowledge of a good whisky, the smell and the effort that goes into every bottle. It is something here in Scotland that we should all be very proud of and those who visit us via Scottish Tourer should embrace on their journey and holiday. There are distilleries dotted all over Scotland so wherever you choose to go there will be one nearby. They host a lovely atmosphere and the opportunity to learn from history and look into the future of each one you visit. However if you don’t believe us we challenge you to go and explore!
Scotland is beautiful, there is no denying this, the natural beauty, the people and the coastlines are to name a few that add and expand this beauty. Travelling by motor home means you get up close and personal and you can experience several of the distilleries and learn that no two whiskys are the same or can ever be. After you have visited there is nothing quite like parking up, having a BBQ and watching the sunset with a local whisky to sample.
There are around 70 distilleries with visitor centres dotted all over the mainland and the islands, they vary in size, amount of production and of course all tell their own story about their history and the future of their productions. We personally love the Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye and the tour here is fantastic. Or why not pop into the Blair Athol Distillery on your way up the A9, the bonus of this one is the carpark is easily accessible to motorhomes.
One final comment and not to put a dampner on your whisky touring but please remember not to drink and drive, take the bottle back to the motorhome and enjoy it while relaxing outside watching the sunset.
In Scotland we are lucky to have such an abundance of outdoor pursuits on our door step, set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape and all within easy driving reach when combined with a motorhome you can enjoy a holiday while experience some adrenaline based activities.