Royal Deeside Whisky Tour

Explore the secret delights of Southern Aberdeenshire with Inverurie Whisky Shop Tours, taking in Royal Lochnagar and Fettercairn Distilleries, the famous Potarch Hotel, Dunnottar Castle and the splendour of Royal Deeside.
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Dunnottar Castle

A romantic, evocative and historically significant ruined Castle, perched on a giant conglomorate on the edge of the North-Sea. Once seen - never forgotten. Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience and discover the importance of Dunnottar - an impregnable fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland's colourful past.

fettercairn distillery

Fettercairn distillery has been in operation since 1824, making it one of Scotland's oldest malt whisky distilleries. This area is one of Scotland's most fertile regions, and is why Fettercairn is hidden amongst its forests and glens. These distinct characteristics combine to produce a balanced malt whisky with a fine character.

Potarch Hotel

Café & Restaurant is located next to Potarch Lodge, the Café & Restaurant has a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. We aim to consistently offer a wholesome menu using local, fresh and seasonal produce. During the summer, relax on our decking area and enjoy your meal with a glass of wine or locally brewed ale, while looking out over Potarch Green and across the fields to the River Dee.

Royal Lochnagar distillery

Neighbouring Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar is the perfect place to discover how Scotch Whisky is made. Watch as our team of operators tend to our traditional mashtun, gleaming copper stills and fill casks at our traditional distillery, which retains much of its original charm.

Royal deeside

In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland's finest scenery. Midway, in the shadow of Lochnagar mountain, lies royal Balmoral Castle, summer home of the Royal Family.

Inverurie Whisky Shop

Your tour ends back at the Inverurie Whisky Shop. At the Inverurie Whisky Shop we have quickly established ourselves as one of the North East of Scotlands premier destinations for buying high quality Whisky. We now aim to bring you even closer to Scotlands National Drink through our Whisky Tours!

The Tour

Aberdeenshire boasts more historic castles than anywhere else in the UK, none more famous than Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the Royal Family conveniently located next to the magnificent Royal Lochnagar Distillery halfway between Ballater and Braemar set in the serene beauty of the Cairngorms National Park.

At the Inverurie Whisky Shop we have quickly established ourselves as one of the North East of Scotland's premier destinations for buying high quality Whisky. We now aim to bring you even closer to Scotland's National Drink through our Whisky Tours!

Focussing our Trips in the North East of Scotland's famous Highland Whisky Region, we have a stunning array of distilleries ready to welcome you in as part of your visit to Scotland.


A classic, 19th century site retaining much of its original charm, the tradition of handcrafting whisky is still being honoured here. Neighbouring Balmoral Castle, the Lochnagar Distillery, produces smooth, rich tasting single malts full of flavour, worthy of a royal seal of approval which was bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1984. A well-bred dram, Royal Lochnagar doesn't dominate but instead offers a light fruity personality that really needs to be tried in its birthplace.


Loosely based on the phrase "foot of the mountain" Fettercairn has been producing some of Scotland's finest malts since 1824 at the foot of the beautiful Grampian foothills. We'd love to tell you about the unique stills that make Fettercairn the uniquely pure spirit that enticed Whyte and Mackay to acquire it in 1973 but we'd rather you experienced them for yourself.

Example Tour

  • Fettercairn Distillery Tour & Tasting
  • Lunch at the Potarch Hotel home of the world famous 'Dinnie Stones'
  • Royal Lochnagar Tour & Tasting
  • Enjoy the trip down the coast with views and a stop at the stunning Dunnotar Castle, and on the way back through Royal Deeside, one of Scotland's most picturesque areas!


Prices are indicative only and based on a minimum group of two people. Prices are dependent on tour locations, tour packages and hospitality requirements.

Group Size Half Day Full Day
2 From £165pp From £260pp
3 From £125pp From £195pp
4 From £110pp From £160pp
5 From £90pp From £150pp
6 From £85pp From £130pp
7 From £75pp From £120pp
8 From £70pp From £110pp

Our Tour Bus

We can cater for up to 8 passengers aboard the "Malt Machine", our dedicated tour bus. We can take care of everything for you, from picking you up, organising lunch, finding accommodation as well as taking you to a fantastic selection of distilleries! (For tours of over 8 people please call us.)

Our Bespoke Tours

We don't just do whisky! If you would like to tour some of our other famous landmarks, such as the phenomenal Castle Trail or stunning Coastal Route please contact us directly and we can arrange a bespoke tour for your holiday! Click here to find out more.