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Scotland: My Week as a Whisky Distiller

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Do you love whiskey? Have you dreamt of starting a distillery?

My "Week as a Distiller in Scotland" offers an immersion into the art and lifestyle of whisky, both as a business and passion!

Spend 9 days learning and immersing in the art of whisky.

Upon your arrival into Glasgow, you will dip your toe into the rich history of Scotland through visits to Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Museum, and more.

Begin your whisky Immersion and learn about life as a distiller. You will venture to the Isle of Islay.

After a very scenic and mountainous drive from Glasgow to the Isle of Islay, you will have the opportunity to tour an authentic distillery to enjoy a tasting of the local smoky whiskies.

A Master Class will teach you how to blend whisky and provide the hands-on tools to certify you as a connoisseur, potentially sparking a new career path in distilling.

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Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Theater Arts
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

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Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

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What You Will Learn/Do

The art of whisky making

Hands-on Whisky Masterclasses including Certification

Immerse in local distilling lifestyle

The business of distilling

History and culture of Glasgow, Islay, and Kennacraig

Why This Program Is Unique

The program is perfect for whisky connoisseurs and budding professionals.

Try out the life of a distiller before jumping in.

Learn about the history of Scottish whisky, through classes, immersions and living like a local.

Visit Glasgow before venturing to the Isle of Islay to learn about the history of smokey whisky, which is native to the area and is its most famous export.

Enjoy sipping at the local distillery and further your knowledge of Scottish whisky through a wide range of planned classes and tastings, including a warehouse experience at Lagavulin; a visit and full-range tasting at Ardbeg; and a look at the Laphroaig maltings.

You will be awarded a Master Class certification and blend your own whisky to take home.

How This Program Benefits The Local Community

A portion of your program goes to global restoration and community-based programs.

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Accommodation: 8 nights’ accommodation (4 nights Hotel and 3 nights B&B) Guide: Tour guide included. Meals: Daily breakfast Additional Services: Four-Day Islay Whisky Immersion with stay at Bowmore House (B&B) 5-hour Masterclass Certification at Glengoyne Distillery Whisky & Food Pairing Evening at Mharsanta Restaurant Ultimate Whisky Experience at Glenturret Distillery Service and VAT Transport: Arrival and departure transfer between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Hotel Glasgow 24-hrs Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing Bus

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