Established in 1823, Auchentoshan (pronounced Ock-un-tosh-un) Distillery is on the outskirts of Industrial Glasgow. This lowlands malt distillery rests at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills, overlooking the famous River Clyde, once renowned as the Scottish gateway to the world. Auchentoshan, meaning ‘corner of the field’, produces a delicate, smooth and light single malt whisky. The subtle aroma and flavour of its spirit is achieved by the unique triple distillation process, whereby the spirit is not distilled twice, as elsewhere in Scotland, but instead, distilled three times producing even greater refinement to its character.
Leaving your first distillery you will journey north, along the west banks of Loch Lomond taking in views across the Loch with stunning Views of Ben Lomond. The largest freshwater expanse in mainland Britain, mountains loom to the north of Loch Lomond, while a scattering of islands can be found at its south. Pretty villages such as Luss line the loch’s western shores, where we stop for quick photo stop.
Situated in the north part of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Falls of Falloch is a beautiful waterfall with a popular beauty spot for picnic. The falls boasts a prime location just over three miles from the village of Crianlarich. Standing at 30 ft high and with the River Falloch passing through Glen Falloch as it makes its way towards Loch Lomond at Ardlui, Falls of Falloch is a truly entrancing site set in a peaceful glen.
The village of Crianlarich is located in Glen Strathfillan to the north of the Trossachs, some eight miles north of the head of Loch Lomond. A tradional Scottish Highland stop and an ideal place to stop and grab some fresh scottish air.
The beautiful Falls of Dochart run through the small town of Killin, in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Located at the western end of Loch Tay, the famous white waters of the Falls of Dochart can be viewed from the village’s bridge. Admire the misty spray rising in the air as the waters of the river crash into the rocks then flow around the Islands of Inchbuie, known as the traditional and ancient burial place of Clan Macnab.
Loch Lubnaig is a small but stunningly located stretch of freshwater nestling between two striking mountains, Ben Ledi and Benvane to the south-west and Ben Vorlich to the north-east. A bird’s eye view of the loch (or take look on a map), reveals how it came by its name, for Lùbnaig means crooked in Gaelic.
Callander is a bustling tourist town situated on the River Teith, west of Stirling, and gives visitors ataste of the Highlands. It is set dramatically beneath high, wooded crags, and gained fame as the location for the original Doctor Findlay’s Casebook television series.
Deanston Distillery is on the banks of the River Teith and started life back in 1785 as a cotton mill until 1966 where it transformed into today’s distillery, the only distillery in Scotland to be self-sufficient in electricity with its power coming from the River Teith. Tours are run hourly, if you wanted to experience the Heritage Tour then advance booking is required.
As your journey back to the capital continus you will pass Stirling with its imposing castle towering over the town, possible stop for a photo of the Castle in the background.
The itinerary above is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The Tour price does not include your entrance fees, lunches, dinners or the chauffeurs gratuity.