Whisky tasting near Brunston
14 November 2018
There’s no better way to soak up some Scottish culture than by sampling a wee dram. With this in mind, here’s our pick of the top whisky tasting experiences near Brunston.
Just up the coast in the town of Troon you’ll find The Jar – a traditional whisky shop that specialises in single malt scotch whiskies and locally distilled Scottish gins. Much of their selection is not available in supermarkets and they stock several rare and collectable whiskies, some of which are worth as much as £5,000. They offer a range of whisky tasting experiences, from “in shop” distillery tastings to fully tailored “whisky classes”.
A. D. Rattray
The A. D. Rattray Whisky Experience is just a short drive from Brunston and is the perfect place to spend a few hours sampling Scotland’s finest spirits. Whether you’re a whisky connoisseur or a complete novice, you can pull up a chair in their Tasting Room and try everything from classic favourites to rare gems. You can even pay a visit to their Cask Room and watch as your choice of whisky is poured, bottled, and wax sealed ready for you to take home.
Isle of Arran Distiller
If you’re planning a day trip to Arran, it’s well worth paying a visit to the island’s only working distillery. You can find out more about traditional distilling methods in one of their distillery or warehouse tours, book in for a tutored tasting session, or, if you’re short of time or travelling with children, you can attend one of the Drop Inn tours. These mini tasting experiences feature a 15-minute film in the crofter’s cottage followed by a dram of whisky.
Glasgow’s West End Whisky Tour
If you’d prefer to get out and about and discover some of the best off-the-beaten-track bars in nearby Glasgow, then a walking whisky tour is just the thing. Taking place every day from 4.30pm – 7pm, you’ll be guided through the West End by a whisky expert who will tell you some little-known facts about Scotland’s most celebrated drink. The tour includes four premium single malt whiskies and kicks off at Glasgow’s Ben Nevis Whisky Bar.
Just north of Glasgow is the Glengoyne distillery, home to ‘the most in-depth whisky experience in Scotland’. The distillery can be reached in around 1 hour 30 minutes by car, however, this wonderfully immersive day is a must for true whisky fans. As well as a full tour of the distillery, you’ll taste five Glengoyne whiskies and a range of sherries. You’ll also be able to create your very own Glengoyne Highland Single Malt to take home with you.
Fancy tasting your way around the Ayrshire’s nearby towns and cities? Take a look at our accommodation at Brunston and start planning your trip.