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As part of our passion for creating bespoke tours for refined tastes and educated palates, Ground Control Tours presents a distilleries tour in Scotland and Ireland. The excursion takes whisky aficionados deep into the roots and history of the modern-day producers of the finest whisky in the world, touring distilleries that include tastings! 

Each distillery that you can visit has a story to tell. The 240-year old vaults of the Bowmore Distillery off the shores of on the Isle of Islay where half of the population speaks Gaelic are home to the world’s oldest whisky maturation warehouse.

 

The Strathisla Distillery in the Speyside region of Scotland that started 

in 1786, is where 25-year old Chivas whiskey is blended and aged.

 

The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher, its name comes from Monk St.Fillan, who lived in a church that stood on the estate when the distillery was legally founded in 1824. 

Dalwhinnie is one of worlds the highest distilleries in Scotland, Laphroaig on the south coast of the Isle of Islay, had a civil war with competitors on the island who blocked the distillery’s access to its source of water.

 

Jameson Distillery in Dublin, was one of four distilleries in the country that survived Prohibition in the United States. 

Discover the century-old brewing techniques that have kept the UK’s single malt whiskeys on the shelves of connoisseurs since the establishments became licensed after starting as local, bootleg operations hidden away from sight on farms, in the highlands, and on islands.

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