Hi there. I'm in the beginning phases of planning a Scotland trip for my husband and I for our wedding anniversary. We're going to do a river/loch cruise from Inverness in late August (not this year - I plan in advance!) and plan to fly in a few days early to deal with jetlag, see some other things, etc.
I'd asked about flights a week or so ago, and received some wonderful advice. Based on that, we're leaning toward flying into Glasgow and making that our base of operations at first, then taking the train from Glasgow to Inverness when it's time to board the ship. Here's the thing: my husband is WAY into single-malt scotches, and would love if we could go on one or more distillery tours. He belongs to some sort of internet club that has given him a "passport" to get stamped at various distilleries (can't remember them all, but some are Ardbeg, Glenkinchie, Caol Ila, and Laphroaig). In fact, Laphroaig would be his first choice.
I know nothing of Scotland's geography, I'm afraid - and we won't have a rental car, so we'll need to take cabs or join an "official" whiskey tour for those few days. Judging from the maps of Scotland I've seen on various sites, it looks like those distilleries are all over the country. Any ideas?
As always, many thanks in advance!