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Scotland's Food and Drink Delights: 6 Captivating Tours and Activities

Scotland's rich culinary heritage is as diverse as its breathtaking landscapes. From hearty traditional dishes to modern gastronomic delights, the country offers a culinary journey that tantalizes the taste buds and celebrates the abundance of natural produce. Embark on a delightful adventure through Scotland's food and drink activities, exploring the flavors that define this land of culinary wonders.

The Whiskies and Liqueurs of East Lothian

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast, as your adventure begins with a visit to Glenkinchie Distillery*, nestled in a serene glen. Learn how this hidden gem transformed into an international brand in the 1980s, witness the grand stills, and savor their exquisite Malt Whiskies. Next, head to the charming coastal village of North Berwick, offering breathtaking views of Bass Rock and a delectable lunch. Keep your binoculars handy to admire the coastal birds in their natural habitat.

Continuing on the journey, arrive at Buck & Birch Distillery, where unconventional liquors inspired by the landscape await. Perfect for pleasure seekers, foodies, and cocktail enthusiasts, their unique libations capture the spirit of adventure. Relish the scenic drive back to Edinburgh, passing through quaint villages and fields of golden wheat and barley. This tour promises an unforgettable taste of Scotland's diverse and enticing flavors. Book this tour!

Underground Gin Tasting

Step into our exclusive underground venue, The Lost Close, and embark on a fascinating gin tasting adventure through Scotland's storied past with this unique experience. Sample four distinct gins, each thoughtfully paired with different tonics and garnishes, allowing you to craft your perfect blend while our expert guides regale you with captivating tales of gin's historical connections in Scotland. Delight your senses as you delve into the rich flavors and intriguing stories behind each gin, making this underground gin tasting an unforgettable journey into the world of this beloved spirit. Book this tour!

Food Tour in Edinburgh: Cook and savor Scottish dishes

Discover Scotland's national dish and explore the delightful "Sweet Tooth" expression on this French-guided culinary journey. Join our local guide as they regale you with captivating tales and anecdotes about Scottish cuisine during a 4.5-hour gourmet expedition through the historic heart of the capital.

Savor the rich flavors of traditional Scottish dishes as you stroll through the charming streets. To conclude the tour on a sweet note, unleash your inner pastry chef in a hands-on cooking workshop where you'll craft your very own Scottish delicacy - fudge! Embrace the joy of food and relish in this gastronomic experience that promises to leave your taste buds satisfied. Bon appétit! Book this tour!

Leith Taproom Trail

Experience the captivating tale of Leith, from its bustling past as a prominent global shipping port to its current status as the world's 4th coolest neighborhood.

What to anticipate:

  • Saturday tours commence with a brewery tour at Pilot Beer
  • Sunday tours start at The Shore
  • Embark on an enlightening visit to 3 brewery taprooms, where you'll learn to taste beer like a professional beer sommelier. Dive into an adventurous tutored tasting of 6 exquisite beers, savoring 1/3 of your preferred beer style at each taproom.

Join us on this gastronomic expedition that intertwines Leith's rich history with delightful brews, making it an unforgettable journey through time. Book this tour!

Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen

Begin your day in Aberdeen and set off for the enchanting Royal Deeside, a favored holiday spot of the British Royal Family. Embrace the pristine ambiance of Cambus O'May forest, where a refreshing woodland walk awaits, just as it draws in Queens, Princes, and Rabbie's esteemed guests. Continuing your journey deeper into the national park, you'll pass through Cockbridge and Tomintoul. Traverse the legendary road, which witnesses the first snowy winter weather and leads over the mountain pass known as the Lecht, offering countless photo opportunities.

Enter the renowned Speyside region, the heart of whisky production. First, visit the Speyside Cooperage* and learn about Scotland's historic oak casks. Then, savor a delectable lunch in one of the charming Speyside towns before arriving at Cardhu distillery, historically pioneering whisky under the leadership of Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu is a key component of Johnnie Walker Black Label.

Filled with newfound appreciation for whisky, you return to Aberdeen in the early evening. The night is yours to decide whether to continue your whisky tasting adventure. Cheers to a day filled with captivating scenery and the finest spirits Scotland has to offer! Book this tour!

Edinburgh & Royal Mile Doughnut Tour

Embark on an incredible doughnut tour starting in the majestic shadow of Edinburgh Castle. Our first stop takes you to one of the city's original doughnut shops, crafting delectable and uniquely flavored treats daily. Prepare to fall in love with their mouthwatering creations. 

Strolling through the charming Grassmarket and Victoria Street, among the most adored and photographed streets in Edinburgh, we'll share recommendations for noteworthy restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Next, near the Royal Mile, Mòr Bakery awaits, offering a scrumptious array of chocolate, jam-filled, and other delightful doughnuts. Followed by a visit to a family-owned bakery boasting classic Scottish pastries.

At our last stop, indulge in specialty coffee and more doughnut delights at a donutterie. If the group is up for a short walk, we'll conclude the tour at the Scott Monument, offering a quick dose of history before bidding farewell to a day of sweet indulgence. Book this tour!

Scotland's food and drink activities offer a truly immersive experience that reflects the country's rich history, culture, and natural abundance. From sipping single malt whisky in Speyside to savoring seafood on the West Coast, each culinary adventure promises to leave a lasting impression. Whether you explore the cities, the countryside, or the picturesque islands, let the flavors of Scotland ignite your senses and embark on an unforgettable gastronomic journey.