Whisky Galore
Scotland is renowned for some of the best whiskies in the world and this adventurous cruise takes us to some of the finest distilleries in the Highlands and Islands...

Whisky Galore

Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

Monday 11th September to Monday 18th September 2023

From £3,990 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

Scotland is renowned for some of the best whiskies in the world and this adventurous cruise takes us to some of the finest distilleries in the Highlands and Islands.
Scotland’s national drink, ‘The Water of Life’ is a product of quality with a unique heritage stretching back more than 500 years. The country is home to over 130 malt and grain distilleries, making it the greatest concentration of whisky production in the world. Visiting a distillery allows you to indulge your passion for Scotch and discover the environment and meet the people that have shaped this iconic product.

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Monday 11th September

Inverness – Embarkation

Arrive in Inverness and embark Lord of the Highlands. This evening we remain berthed in the city.

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Tuesday 12th September

Inverness – Singleton Distillery. Cruise the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus.

In the heart of the Black Isle, The Singleton whisky visitor experience is inspired by a passion for making perfectly balanced, delicious whisky and an Epicurean spirit. Here, you’ll learn about the craft of distilling and what makes Singleton unique.

Entering Loch Ness, we pass the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle, before ascending the impressive flight of locks that runs through the heart of Fort Augustus, the scenic and historic village, ahead of the welcome gala reception and dinner.

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Wednesday 13th September

Cruise the Caledonian Canal to Gairlochy. Gairlochy – Dalwhinnie Distillery.

Continue along the canal through Loch Oich, ascending to 106 feet at Laggan Locks after gliding serenely along the tree-lined section known as Laggan Avenue. Onwards through picturesque Loch Lochy, we berth at Gairlochy for our visit to Dalwhinnie Distillery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. From this remote location comes a liquid known as the ‘gentle spirit’. Take a peek at the ins and outs of the working distillery, discover its unique high location and taste its iconic malt.

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Thursday 14th September

Cruise the Caledonian Canal to Banavie and transit Neptune’s Staircase to Corpach. Corpach – Ben Nevis Distillery.

Neptune's Staircase on the Caledonian Canal

After descending Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks dropping 64 feet into the sea lock at Corpach, we travel to Ben Nevis distillery, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. Nestled at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, malt whisky has been crafted here from the highest water source in the country, for nearly two hundred years.

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Friday 15th September

Sail Loch Linnhe to Oban. Oban – Oban Distillery.

Today, we sail Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach Oban, the gateway to the Hebrides. Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, we visit one of the smallest scotch distilleries with a fierce commitment to excellence and tradition, producing a cult, maritime spirit.

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Saturday 16th September

Tobermory – On board talk and tasting by Tobermory Distillery. Inverie – The Old Forge Inn.

We sail to Tobermory, the island capital of Mull where artisan distillers from the Tobermory Distillery join us on board for a tutored tasting and to explore the subtle nuances and flavours of their delicious single malt whiskies.

This evening we arrive at Inverie on Loch Nevis, where you can enjoy a drink at the most remote pub on mainland Britain, The Old Forge Inn.

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Sunday 17th September

Armadale, Skye – Torabhaig Distillery. Kyle of Lochalsh – Eilean Donan Castle.

Torabhaig Distillery, Skye

An early morning sail across the Sound of Sleat leads us to Armadale where the distillery at Torabhaig is the second ever licenced Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye.

Our final port of call is Kyle of Lochalsh from where we visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, ahead of the farewell reception and dinner.

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Monday 18th September

Kyle of Lochalsh – Disembarkation and transfer to Inverness.

Disembark in Kyle of Lochalsh after breakfast for the onward transfer to Inverness.

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Our decks and Cabins

Below you can see our decks and what cabins are on each of them. If you click the arrow you can see further information on each cabin and what it has to offer. So get exploring and get booking. We look forward to you joining us on board for an experience of a lifetime…

Lord of the Highlands Cabins

Category One Deluxe Cabins

John Buchan Deck and Richard Hannay Deck

Category One Deluxe Cabins

The 15 deluxe cabins are located on the Richard Hannay and John Buchan Decks. All feature twin beds and large picture windows.

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Category Two Balcony Cabins

John Buchan Deck

Category Two Balcony Cabins

The 4 balcony cabins are located on the John Buchan Deck and feature twin beds. The balconies afford privacy and are fitted with teak furniture for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery.

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Category Three Suite

John Buchan

Category Three Suite

The spacious suite is located at the forward end of the John Buchan Deck and features large picture windows both port and starboard affording delightful views. The sitting area is furnished with a comfortable sofa, coffee table and mini bar.

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