Two distillery tours to Scotland are being offered by the Dundee Dell in coordination with William “Willie” Wallace of Celtic Legend Tours in March and April, 2013 – Scotch Whisky News

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Two distillery tours to Scotland are being offered by the Dundee Dell in coordination with William “Willie” Wallace of Celtic Legend Tours in March and April, 2013. Michael LaCroix is facilitating the March tour which focuses on distilleries on the Eastern Side of Scotland, Speyside, and the Orkneys. The one in April, lead by Mary Kelly Hink, will focus on Islay and western Scotland distilleries.

The March tour will depart from Omaha on Thursday, March 7, 2013, fly to Scotland via Newark (United) and return on Saturday, March 16. Early Friday morning, March 8, the driver/guide will meet us at the Edinburgh airport in 9-seater VW Caravelle transporter van and drive north to do a tour and tasting at Aberlour Distillery (a six dram tutored tasting with three of the drams cask strength).

On Saturday, we will tour Glenfiddich and Glen Grant. Since no distilleries are open on Sunday in March, we will travel to Orkey and pick up a bit of history along the way.

At Highland Park on Monday, we will take the Magnus Eunson tour which includes a 20ml bottle from a cask to take with us. Following a quick visit to Scapa (which will not let us in), we visit some prehistoric sites on Orkney.

The following day (Tues) we will ferry off Orkney and take a manager-led tour and tasting at Old Pultney. Then on down to Clynlish for a further tour and tasting.

On Wednesday, we will have tastings and tours at Glenmorangie and Dalmore plus some free time in Inverness.

On Thursday, we will begin with a tour at Balvenie which includes its own floor maltings and cooperage as part of the tour and from there go on to Tomintoul.

On Friday, we will tour at Glencadam or Fettercairn before going to Ediburgh and a bit of free time. Our final night will include a stop at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for a tasting and a dinner at local restaurant.
Saturday, March 16, is the departure date for the return to the US.

The tour price is will be US $1800, including driver/guide, 9 -seater transporter van; return ferry to Orkney; two nights Garth Hotel, Grantown on Spey; two nights in Orkney Hotel, Kirkwall; one night in Royal Hotel, Tain; two nights in Mashtun Hotel, Aberlour; and one night, Point Hotel, Edinburgh.

It does not include airfare and meals other than breakfasts, and various entrances, tours, and tastings. Willie plans on departing for northern Scotland from the Edinburgh Airport after the tour members on the non-stop flight from Newark clear immigration on Friday, March 8. (United Flight 36 is scheduled to arrive at 7:25 am.) Some people already signed up are planning to use other airlines and come in a day or two earlier.

If you are interested in the March tour please contact Michael LaCroix at lacroix@creighton.eduor or (cell) 402-690-3686 as soon as possible. There are only four places left on this terrific tour and we hope you can make it. If you are interested in the April tour (more info to follow about this one) please contact Mary Hink at the Dell 402-553-9501 or This is an amazing deal and will be a lot of fun and just imagine all the fantastic scotch you’ll get to try!!

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