The Whisky Experience
Do you have a deep seeded desire to see the remote Highlands of Scotland? Are you enthralled with Celtic Lore? Are you a true Whisky lover?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this package is for you. Five days at Drumchork Estate, on the rugged North West Coast of Scotland.
Loch Ewe Distillery is the smallest distillery in Scotland. Sited on Drumchork Estate in Wester Ross, it is the only location in the world where you can indulge your passion for making Scotch whiskey. This experience relives the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a cave/forest while hiding from the ‘gauger’ (tax man). You will learn how to distill your whiskey using 18th-century methods. You will learn from one of the worlds foremost whiskey authorities how to brew, ferment, distill and cask your whisky. John Clotworthy and Frances Oates own the only surviving part of the ancient ‘Lands of Drumchork’ in the remote area of Aultbea in Wester Ross. John was named as ‘Malt Whisky Ambassador for Scotland’ after a worldwide search sponsored by the Isle of Jury was conducted to find the most knowledgeable person in the world of whiskey.
The Uisge Beatha Lounge at Drumchork Lodge boasts over 700 single malts. Whisky tastings are conducted daily as are whiskey dinners conducted by John. Drumchork Lodge Hotel was named the “Best Malt Whisky Hotel in the World” in March 2006 by the ‘Icons of Whisky during their worldwide search.
Drumchork Estate is located on the most scenic route in Europe. Travel on the Road of Destitution which the poor people walked during the highland clearances. Also in the area, you can partake of great mountaineering, golf, fishing, diving, low-level walking, perfume making and the magnificent Inverewe Gardens.
If you’re not Scottish by birth by the end of this experience, you will undoubtedly be Scottish at heart!