Oban and Skye Whisky Tour Inspiration
Plan your whisky tour of the area around Oban including Fort William and Skye. You can create your own itinerary taking in distilleries and things to see and do in the area.
The Oban and Skye Whisky Tour centres around the rugged west coast of Scotland. A land of dramatic and isolated landscapes although some places can get very busy with tourists.
Oban is a popular coastal town with visitors to Scotland. Oban Distillery is located in the town and is one of the most visited distilleries in Scotland.
There are sealife boats operating from Oban as well as ferries to Iona and Mull. You can also take a train to Mallaig and cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Mallaig is a small coastal town and there’s a ferry across to Skye.
The Island of Mull is home to Tobermory Distillery.
En route to Fort William is Glencoe. A beautiful, mountainous place. It was also the scene of the massacre of members of the Campbell clan who had refused to pledge allegiance to William III in 1692. Many films have been filmed here including Braveheart and Skyfall.
Fort William sits at the bottom of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. On the edge of town is Ben Nevis Distillery.
The road to Skye (A87) branches off the main road to Inverness. The ferry was replaced with the Skye Bridge in 1995 making it much more accessible. Skye is very popular and there are the famous sights such as the Old Man of Storr, Fairy Pools and Kilt Rock. With so many visitors to Skye, many are encouraging visitors to slow down and explore the less publicised areas of Skye.
In Torabhaig Distillery is a newcomer to the whisky industry. The first spirit was made in 2017.
Towards the west of Skye lies Talisker Distillery.
There’s a ferry from Sconser in Skye across to Raasay where another new distillery can be found. The Isle of Raasay Distillery.