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Orkney & Northern Highlands Scotland Whisky Tour: May 31st-June 8th, 2025

Published March 02, 2024

Holly Seidewand, aka @herwhiskylove on Instagram, is one of the leading experts on Scotch whisky in the United States. She got her start in whisky by traveling the world and writing about distilleries on her blog Her Whisky Love. Since then, she was the whisky buyer at Gordons in Boston, the North American Brand Ambassador for Bacardi’s Single Malt Scotch Portfolio and currently is co-owner of First Fill Spirits in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Holly has co-led multiple Rascal + Thorn tours and is the leader of this wonderful trip to the West Coast of Scotland. We are excited to have Holly educate and guide this group. This is a very intimate group limited to 4-6 guests. Because of this limited size, Holly can provide true one-on-one education and experience of what you are seeing and tasting!

This is a whisky tour and distillery visits are the key experience. We will visit some of the best in the Northern Highlands and on the Orkney Islands. Our group will spend 8 nights traveling around the Northern Coast. Because of the limited group size, Holly will be able to showcase these distilleries with more elevated experiences.

Some of the distilleries on this trip include Highland Park, Scapa, Wolfburn, Glenmorangie, Balblair, Dornoch and more!

Scotland is whisky heaven, but it is also one of the most beautiful countries on earth! On this trip you will visit some beautiful places and take it all in. It’s important to add some cultural sightseeing as well, and this trip will be a nice balance between both whisky and culture.

And food! We will be sure to reserve spots at some of our favorite dining establishments along the Northern Highlands as we travel around.




A deposit of $1495 is due to secure a place on the trip.

Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis. Limited spaces available on this trip and it will fill up due to the size of the group and popularity of this destination.

Single Supplement $1500

Final payment is due 90 days prior to the start of the tour. Please contact us for a Reservation Form or to ask any questions about the trip. We look forward to traveling with you!

**Please note, this itinerary is subject to change.

Saturday – Arrive to Glasgow and the group meets around noon to head straight south for one night in Inverness. We will have dinner and spend one night in Inverness. *We recommend spending Friday night in Glasgow.Β 

Sunday – Depart Inverness for Orkney for 3 nights in Kirkwall. We will hit a distillery/cultural site or two along the way and catch the ferry to Orkney in the evening.

Monday – On Orkney. Cultural sights followed by a visit to Scapa Distillery.

Tuesday – On Orkney. Cultural sights followed by a visit to Highland Park Distillery.

Wednesday – Return to the Northern Highland for 4 nights. Afternoon visit to Wolfburn Distillery.

Thursday – Visits to Old Pulteney, Clynelish and Glenmorangie Distilleries.

Friday – Visit the Dunrobin Castle, Balblair and Dornoch Distilleries.

Saturday – Return to Inverness for our final night. Visit to Dalmore.

Sunday – Departure from Inverness – end of tour. *Depending on the group needs, we will either all depart from Inverness or Glasgow.Β