A short trip from Edinburgh or Glasgow, the unique scenery of the Whisky Coast awaits those eager to blend visiting popular distilleries with sampling some of the finest Classic Malts.
For anyone embarking on Scotland's west coast whisky trail, the popular destinations of Oban - 'the Gateway to the Isles', and the Isle of Skye are perfect combination as a base for your trip.
Perle Hotels can accommodate your luxury whisky adventure in both destinations, and here detail a guide to visiting the popular distilleries of Oban and Talisker.
Founded in 2014, Perle Hotels began their journey by upgrading two hotels on the Isle of Skye; The Bosville Hotel and The Marmalade. More recently, they will soon open the luxury Perle Oban Hotel, at the heart of the Whisky Coast.
The picturesque coastal or island settings of the hotels will appeal to those discerning travellers with a passion for the highest quality Scottish food and drink.
Along with Perle's contemporary accommodation and restaurants, you’ll find a comprehensive selections of single malts, all served by local staff with a good story to tell.
Perle values are centred on happy and passionate people, hosting all guests with genuine warmth and kindness, to ensure you leave with lasting memories of world-class whisky destinations.
Nestling underneath the iconic McCaig’s Tower, Oban Distillery is a must see 5 star visitor attraction. The tour details the whisky making process, and is concluded with a dram of Oban 14 year old single malt, accompanied with some crystalised ginger. A sensory sensation!
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Once the tour is finished, you can explore the core range of Oban whiskies, including the latest addition to the portfolio, a non-age statement bottling, Oban Little Bay. The distillery even gift you £5 off the purchase of any 70cl bottle of single malt.
If you have more time of your hands, then we would encourage you to visit the local whisky retailer who can introduce you to a wide range of whiskies from Islay or Campbeltown, also part of the world famous Whisky Coast.
More importantly, you may be encouraged to return by the retailers, as they founded the inaugural West Coast Whisky Feis, due to take place in July this year.
To visit the award winning Talisker, we would recommend you enjoy a sail on a CalMac ferry to Armadale, then onward to the distillery, where you with enjoy dramatic views of the Cuillins.
The distillery tour will cover Talisker's unique whisky making process, including its five copper stills and traditional worm tubs. Once over, you will taste the award winning single malt scotch whisky.
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Once you return from a busy day touring, the staff at Perle Hotels, all of whom know their way around the best single malt scotch whiskies, can serve up Diageo's Classic Malts series; neat, diluted with a wee drop of water, or as a key ingredient of your favourite whisky cocktail.
Next time you are looking for a luxury whisky adventure or visit Scotland, look no further than Perle Hotels.
Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9DG
+44 (0)1478 612846
Station Square, Oban, PA34 5RT
+44 (0)1631 528130
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