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  • Derek Hancock and a Ford Galaxy
    Derek Hancock & / Ford Galaxy
  • Derek Hancock and a Ford Galaxy
    Derek Hancock & / Ford Galaxy
  • Derek Hancock and a Ford Galaxy
    Derek Hancock & / Ford Galaxy
  • Speyside Whisky Experience
    Speyside Whisky Experience
  • Derek Hancock and a Ford Galaxy
    Derek Hancock & / Ford Galaxy


We have a luxury vehicle which can accommodate up to four guests including luggage.

We envisage every tour to be unique to your own requirements, and it may be arranged in advance with Derek on line. However if a 'typical' tour could be described it may be as follows:

  • Pick up at your Speyside hotel / guest house after breakfast.
  • Greeted by Derek who will discuss the programme for the day and ensure it is to your satisfaction.
  • Sit back and enjoy the beautiful Speyside scenery before arriving at the first of three distilleries to be visited on the day. Most distilleries have various options for tours at different costs and require to be booked in advance.
  • Derek will give interesting information and little known facts on each location.
  • Lunch at a typical Scottish pub, Country House Hotel or distillery restaurant (not included in tour cost).
  • Depending on time available, possible additional visits can be arranged to the Speyside Cooperage, to watch the whisky casks being made and repaired, or to Johnston's of Elgin, where raw cashmere wool is still processed and expertly made into luxury fashion items.
  • Return to your hotel by approx 6pm. ( although no guarantee !)

Such a private tour would cost approximately £350 - £400 for the group.

Inverness Airport pick ups and expert whisky tastings can also be arranged. Whisky Clubs are welcome - I may know you !

A two or three day exclusive programme could be discussed, perhaps travelling to more distant locations or visiting more distilleries. Please remember that we are totally flexible to accommodate your plans.

Please note that Scotland has new stricter drink driving laws (since December 2014) therefore best to relax and enjoy a dram or three and let Derek take the reins.

Advance booking payment : 50% of agreed cost to be made at time of confirmed booking by PayPal or bank transfer, and balance due as agreed with client.


"My friends and I went on a tour during my honeymoon, and Derek was so helpful!! He gave us a wonderful and funny education about each distillery on our catered tour and present information in a way that was very clever, funny, and memorable especially to a novice like me. Because he has so much experience in the whisky industry, it was very enjoyable. He also accommodated our requests to see the local sights, and had a wealth of knowledge about the Speyside area during our scenic drives. I could not recommend his tours more!"

"Went on this tour with my friend and son for his 30th birthday. Cannot say enough good things. Derek was amazing and had a wealth of knowledge and experience. We were treated wonderfully, he was on time and his van was immaculate. If you're visiting the region I strongly recommend you book a tour with Derek."
Ellen G, Colorado

Derek Hancock ~ Keeper of the Quaich ~ uisge beatha
Exclusive and Tailored ~ Scotch malt whisky distillery tours
Tour Whisky County ~ stunning Scottish countryside in style