Spirit of the Spey

Feel it on the River. Taste it in the Whisky. Hold it in you Heart.

50 miles on the river with luxury accommodation, delicious dining and personalized malt whisky experiences throughout your journey.

Aberlour Distillery

Aberlour Distillery

A TRULY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY, designed especially for you.

This exquisite luxury option is for anyone with a passion to experience a memorable, canoe journey on the stunning River Spey and wishing to gain a deep insight into the true essence of Speyside malt whiskies.

Absorb all your senses while paddling an open canoe through 50 miles of picturesque Strathspey.  Become as one with this majestic river, with its wonderful scenery,  experience close encounters with wildlife and having felt the Spirit on the River, go on to savour every moment of personalised, malt whisky tasting experiences.

Distillery Visits

This intimate Spiritual Journey includes visit to several distilleries which may include:

  • Dalwhinnie
  • Cragganmore
  • Aberlour
  • The Macallan
  • Exclusive, personalised tour of The Balvenie Distillery.

Scottish Castles and History

Woven into this ‘SPIRIT OF THE SPEY’ Journey are historic visits which may include ~

Ballindalloch Castle, Moray

Ballindalloch Castle, Moray

  • 16th Century Ballindalloch Castle ~ still the beautiful, ‘fairytale like’ home of the Macpherson-Grant family.
  • 13th Century Balvenie Castle, once the seat of the powerful Comyn, earls of Buchan. Once rented from the king by a beautiful lady for the grand sum of one red rose. This legend is celebrated in recent times by the production of a limited edition Balvenie Malt named ~ ‘The Rose’.

Spirit of the Spey Accommodation and Dining

Lunches and all drinks are provided each day.  High quality (Min. 4*) accommodation and delicious food is provided throughout this unique, all encompassing, very special Journey.

TRAVEL between accommodation and whisky experiences will be mainly by canoe and minibus, with days alternating on and off the river.  Whisky tasting is conveniently arranged after canoeing ~ when off the river!!!

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Just a wee note from the Orkney contingent to thank you for a wonderful three days. We all felt that the trip could not have been better organised or guided and your knowledge, skill and good company added to what is an amazing way to travel down a beautiful river.

~ The Orkney Crew,