THE WHISKY TRAIL – 4 NIGHTS
Scotland is the home of whisky, and we always delight in taking our guests to the remotely located and sometimes inaccessible distilleries that are found throughout the west coast and islands.
As an official partner of The Hebridean Whisky Trail, we are pleased to offer an exclusive and memorable way to see the wonderful distilleries of Raasay, Harris, Torabhaig and Talisker aboard Dignity.
Over the course of a few days, you will travel between each distillery, enjoying the scenery, wildlife, and cuisine that makes this part of the world so special.
We aim to offer an intimate experience that is as much about Island life as it is about the spirits produced here.
Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle of Lochlash
(in Nautical Miles)
Isle of Raasay
Isle of Raasay Distillery
Mountain water, peat, poetry and passion course through the stills on the Isle of Raasay Distillery. Here a complex, volcanic geology filters mountain water distilled into a light, complex, peaty whisky inspired by the ever-changing view to the Red Cuilinn.
A group tour of the distillery lasting approximately one hour will be arranged prior to your arrival.
Isle of Harris
On the shores of east Loch Tarbert, the Isle of Harris Distillery lies at the outer edge of Europe on an island formed from the most ancient rocks on Earth. Here the heritage of ancient Norse and Gaelic culture are reflected in the mountain names surrounding the distillery.
A group tour of the distillery lasting one hour and fifteen minutes will be arranged prior to your arrival.
Isle of Skye
Founded in 1830 at Carbost on the shores of Loch Harport Talisker is ‘Seanair’ or the ‘grand old man’ of the Hebridean Whisky Trail. Famous for its peaty character, Talisker Distillery embodies the enduring quality of Atlantic island whisky.
A variety of tours ranging from forty-five minutes to two hours in length are available and will be booked according to your preference in advance.
Opening Spring 2018. Set in the verdant ‘Garden of Skye’ Sleat peninsula Torabhaig Distillery is a state of the art distillery painstakingly developed within the historic Teangue steading. Here the morning sun glows golden as Torabhaig whisky as it rises over the Sound of Sleat and the wild and untamed hills of Cnòideart.
An intimate group tour will be arranged prior to your arrival.
Guests will join our luxury yacht Dignity in Kyle of Lochalsh, transport can be arranged from any of Scotland’s major airports if required.
After getting settled on board, we will depart bound for the first stop on the Whisky Trail, the Isle of Raasay.
After passing under the famous Skye Bridge, the Isles of Pabay and Scalpay, Dignity will arrive in Churchton Bay where she will drop anchor for the night.
Guests will then be taken ashore to the fantastic Isle of Raasay Distillery where they will take the tour and enjoy a dram or two!
Some guests may wish to see the world famous Calum’s Road or climb Dun Caan, the highest hill on the Isle of Raasay and a wonderful viewpoint.
Picking up her anchor in the early morning, we then set off for the Isle of Harris and the Harris distillery.
The crossing from Raasay to Harris is an opportunity for guests to relax and enjoy themselves on board Dignity.
Upon arrival in Harris guests will be taken ashore to the Harris Distillery, where they will enjoy the popular tour and all that the area has to offer.
Luskentyre beach is nearby and transport can be arranged should our guests wish to take a walk on this famous golden sand beach.
Leaving Harris bound for the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye, guests will have the chance to simply enjoy cruising aboard Dignity, enjoying the vistas, wildlife and learning the history of the area.
Upon arrival, Dignity will anchor in the calm and sheltered waters of Loch Harport. Our guests then have the opportunity to go ashore and explore the picturesque village of Carbost as well as taking an intimate tour of the Talisker Distillery.
The opportunity to share a dram with the locals in The Old Inn pub is one not to be missed!
The final day of the Whiskey Trail cruise will see us travel around the southern coast of Skye to our final destination of Torabhaig distillery.
After enjoying the distillery tour, we will then travel up through Kyle Rhea and back to the starting point of The Whiskey Trail, Kyle of Lochalsh. This scenic leg of the journey will give you time to reflect on a fantastic few days and hopefully give you time to plan your next trip with West Coast Cruises.