Cask and Sea Islay Whisky Tour

£280.00

Tailor-made tour sailing from Portrush to Port Ellen on Islay, to two of the world’s best Scottish distilleries.

In collaboration with Causeway Coast Foodie Tours and The Whiskey Lad, Portrush’s certified whiskey ambassador, we offer another truly unique whiskey tasting experience.

Description

Tailor-made tour sailing from Portrush to Port Ellen on the island of Islay, to two of the world’s best Scottish distilleries.

This first ever tailor-made tour from Portrush to Port Ellen on Islay will take you to two of the best Scotch Distillers in the world.

We will set sail from the beautiful harbour of Portrush on The Causeway Lass. You will start your day with an on-board Breakfast BBQ; using wood chippings from Whiskey Barrels to flavour the local sausages & bacon.

The trip will be fully hosted by Wendy from Causeway Coast Foodie Tours & The Whiskey Lad. Both hosts will be your personal guides throughout the whole trip.

On arriving at Port Ellen, you will be transported by private taxi to Ardbeg Distillery. This is your chance to unearth the mysteries of Ardbeg, both through the production process and its rich history. You’ll be led on a comprehensive tour of the Distillery with a tasting in ‘The Chairman’s Study’. Here you will sip and savour not only samples from Ardbeg’s main range, but two special drams of your Guide’s choice. After a delicious two course lunch at Ardbeg, we will travel by taxi to our next Distiller, the mighty, Laphroaig.

Once arriving at the 200 year old Distillery of Laphroaig, you will be invited to take part in a Laphroaig & Food Pairing Class & Tour. With an experienced Laphroaig Host, learn how to explore the flavours in your dram when accompanied by small food samples. You will also gain the opportunity to drop past the Visitor Centre, learn more about the history of Laphroaig in the Museum, relax in the Lounge with a dram, browse the Gift Shop or take time to chat with the Laphroaig Hosts.

Before departing Islay on The Causeway Lass, you can explore the village of Port Ellen. Try a few more drams from some of the other Islay Distillers at the stunning Islay Hotel, or take some pictures of the eye-catching scenery.

On the trip back to Portrush, you will have the opportunity to openly discuss your whisky experience with the Group & The Whiskey Lad (A Scottish Whisky Ambassador). After a day of sampling the best Islay Whisky in the world, The Whiskey Lad will offer a tasting of Bushmills Irish Whiskey on-board, overlooking the magical North Coast of Northern Ireland.

For this unique experience, price per person is £250 which includes return boat trip, tours and food & drink as outlined above.

For further information or booking, please contact; causewayfoodie@gmail.com

This is too good to miss!

Did you know?

It is believed that the Irish monks first introduced the art of distillation to Islay, during the early fourteenth century.  Islay was a fertile island for growing barley with excellent pure water sources and plenty of peat – in short everything in its favour to distill whisky.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Portrush Harbour.
TRIP DATES/TIMES Contact us for details
COST £280 per person
WEAR Comfortable warm weatherproof clothing and sturdy footwear.
INCLUDED Boat, distillery tours, food and drink as described
TRIP LOCATION Portrush, Islay and Jura

 

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