My husband, daughter and I had a wonderful time on this tour which, though booked through Viator, is a Rabbie's tour. Along with visiting 6 distilleries on Islay, the tour includes numerous stops along the way at beautiful lochs, small churches, historic sites and small villages and towns. Our tour guide, Daniel, was excellent - filling the driving time with history about Scotland, fun facts and stories, and music related to what we were seeing. The Bowmore Cottages were perfect and well appointed, and the small town of Bowmore was a lovely base from which to see Islay. We enjoyed getting to know the rest of our small group - a terrific mix of men, from all over the world and a range of ages. Though we enjoyed all of the distilleries, Ardbeg was our favorite tour/tasting, with Bowmore a close second. We highly recommend this tour.
This tour was a great way to see Islay and experience 6 of the distilleries on the island. But there is much more to Islay than just Whisky. Gail, our tour guide, made every effort to provide a tour that balanced the tastings with other sites and experiences.
Wonderful, Wonderful tour!!! Not just about the distilleries. Also about Scotland and the history of this wonderful country. So many amazing sights to see!!! Would highly recommend. Gayle our tour guide made her love of Scotland our love!!!
Great tour, knowledgeable and friendly driver, fabulous whisky and great to have a choice in level of accommodation.
I'm recommending this tour to all my Scotch-drinking friends. It is a must for anyone who likes Scotch, a great price for value, and loads of fun.
Excellent tour guide.
this should be a very high rating. I'm not sure which end is the best rating.
We were fortunate to get blue skies and sunshine every day, which certainly enhanced our trip, but even if Islay can't guarantee the weather every time, I'd highly recommend this tour. We visited 6 distilleries on Islay, as well as Oban on the mainland. The Ardbeg and Kilchoman tours were both particularly good, but every distillery had its own distinctive feel, and needless to say we also tasted some fantastic whiskies... Accomodation was good, and the organisation was brilliant, so it stress free apart from the problem of choosing which whiskies to take home with us.... Our driver was knowledgeable, and maintained his enthusiasm and sense of humour throughout. If you like the idea of beautiful scenery combined with excellent whisky, I'd definitely take this trip.
En fantastisk resa genom Skottland och högländerna där vi till slut tog färjan över till Islay och Bowmore där vi bodde. De följande dagarna spenderade vi vid olika destillerier med guidade turer och provsmakningar. Vår guide och chaufför gjorde resan till ett oförglömligt minne då han varvade med sevärdheter och historier om Skottland i både dåtid och nutid. Rekommenderar resan varmt, då det blev en whiskyresa med både kultur, historia och otroligt vacker och dramatisk natur.