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Reviewed 5 February 2019

We spent a wonderful 2 days in Speyside with Derek and cannot say enough great things about our experience! We decided to stay locally which allowed us time to visit 8 distilleries along the way (a custom itinerary Derek built for us!) We knew very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachael M
Derek H, Owner at Speyside Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Hi Rachael Thanks for those kind words. I am so pleased that you both enjoyed the tour and now feel you have a good knowledge of Single Malt Scotch - my work is done! Cheers Derek

Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Derek was a great tour guide. He made the Whiskey tour very memorable.His professionalism is second to none. He taught us so much about the history of Scotland as well as the history of Scotch. We would recommend him if you visit Scotland. Thanks Derek,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Derek is wonderful! At the last minute, Derek was able to plan an amazing tour for us. My husband recently got more into Scotch whisky and couldn’t have asked for a better day. Derek was incredibly knowledgeable and gave background information on the area and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Derek H, Owner at Speyside Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi Casey. Thanks for those kind words. It was good fun hosting both of you and I am really glad you enjoyed the tour and the whisky information. All the best Derek

Reviewed 12 September 2018

My wife and I had a two-day tour and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Derek put together a great itinerary based on our interests, but balanced everything off perfectly. If we had only gone to distilleries things would have gotten a bit repetitive,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We had the BEST time with Derek. He was so nice and knowledgeable, and adjusted our tour to exactly what we wanted to see over our two days with him. His experience in the industry for over 25 years and knowing the area intimately make...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Derek is a gem. He has 25+ years experience working in the Scotch distillery trade and has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and all the distilleries. (He's a Keeper of the Quaich, which is a pretty rare distinction.) In addition to his vast...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Derek H, Owner at Speyside Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

John. Thanks very much for those kind words. It was good fun hosting your tour and I am glad that you enjoyed the variety, and picked up good insights into the whisky distilleries here in Speyside. Cheers Derek

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This weekend trip was very easily arranged with Derek, who took care of the planning, including lots of activity but, in such a way that we never felt rushed. Derek was an excellent and knowledgeable host, who kept us informed yet allowing us space to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Simon M
Derek H, Owner at Speyside Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Simon. It was a pleasure to host both of you and a big Congratulations once again ! Cheers Derek

Reviewed 29 June 2018

Our driver, Derek Hancock was a real boon to our visit. He recently semi-retired from working in the industry and had a wealth of knowledge which he appropriately shared as we visited three distilleries. We stopped along the way to see sites that were not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Right from our first contact with Derek, I knew that he would be the best person to introduce us to Speyside whiskies. His invaluable insights and anecdotes have fully reinforced our enthusiasm for single malts! I can only agree to what other reviewers have said...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We had a 2 1/2 day tour with Derek. It was fantastic. Derek’s knowledge of whisky and the area made the trip memorable. All the stops were arranged and went as planned. While driving from one distillery to the next, Derek gave information and background...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Derek H, Owner at Speyside Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thanks James. It was a pleasure to host your group. Keep enjoying your Single Malts and spread the word !

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Tom M
14 November 2016|
Response from Derek H | Property representative |
Hello Tom. Firstly many apologies for the late reply. I have not been using Trip Advisor as my main method of communication, and have just noticed your enquiry. Do you still want to discuss this tour as I am available. Some... More