Out of all the countries in the world that make whisky, there are none that quite have the global reputation of the Scotch. Of course, that makes Scotland the ideal place to visit for an introduction, and a masterclass, into one of its most successful exports. On a drinks tour in Scotland, you may also find that it’s not only whisky that the Scottish people have been crafting so well.

Whether it’s tracking down the best whisky bars in Glasgow, or foraging for your own botanicals on a gin-making masterclass, our local guides will ensure that you get off the beaten track and experience the very best that Scotland has to offer.

And with small, independent breweries and distilleries popping up all over the country, now is the perfect time to take advantage of this booming trade and explore drinks tours in Scotland.

Drink Tours in Scotland

A whisky or gin tour in Scotland is about more than tasting excellent drinks from the very distilleries they’re made in, it’s a look into a proud heritage and culture that has existed for hundreds of years.

Whether it’s exploring the medieval streets of Edinburgh or the buzzing atmosphere of Glasgow with a local, seeking out the very best whisky bars in cities full of options, or spending a full day foraging for botanicals and crafting your own bespoke gin, a Not In The Guidebooks drinks tour ensures you go beyond simply tasting amazing drinks, you immerse yourself in authentic Scottish history and culture.

With local guides who are passionate about their field and their local area, you’ll get an insight into what it’s like to live in Glasgow or Edinburgh, or to be a small-scale artisan at a gin distillery, and come away having really got under the skin of Scottish culture and cuisine.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Scotland, from the grace and poise of Edinburgh, all the way to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. Choosing a Not In The Guide Books holiday in Scotland means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.