My husband and I took the Speyside Whisky Tour with Aye Tours last week and had the most amazing time - we are still talking about it days later! John is incredibly knowledgeable, fun, and easygoing (not to mention hilarious), and from the moment you get in the van, he talks to you like an old friend.
While there is a planned itinerary, John is really flexible and makes sure that you aren't cut short at any of the distilleries you stop to visit. His number one priority, aside from safety, is that his guests have the best possible experience. We stopped at Glen Grant, The Macallan, Glenfiddich, and The Glenlivet, and it was awesome to visit the source of such renowned whiskies.
What sets this tour apart from every other tour we've taken is, without a doubt, John - we had really interesting and fun conversations with him the entire day, and it felt like we were being given a tour by a pal. My husband and I both have Scottish heritage, and John gave us so much information on our ancestors' clans, too - he even wore my clan's kilt that day! We truly learned so much about Scottish history, culture, and (of course) whisky.
We'll be visiting Inverness again in the next couple of years and we will absolutely book another tour with John!!