Whisky 101 is a short but comprehensive introduction to and overview of Scotch whisky. It introduces the different types and styles of whisky, the different Scottish whisky regions, the ingredients and production of Scotch.

We feature a few distilleries from the different regions ranging from the very traditional to the modern and innovative.

If you are relatively new to whisky, we give you tips on how to increase your appreciation and suggest avenues of exploration to find the best whiskies for you.

Whisky 101 is one hour and 49 minutes long. The live version is followed by a Q&A, so allow two and a half hours if you can. It is a cut down version of a more in-depth production called Outlander Distilled, which is 10 episodes and 11 hours of content.

Outlander Distilled was written by tour guide Andrew Nicholson. It was researched in depth over several months by Andrew, who has a background in market research. Having visited and toured several distilleries, Andrew felt that his knowledge of Scotch was still quite limited. So, he wanted to learn a lot more for himself as well as to share with his tour clients. most of whom are Outlander fans.

There isn’t really one good place to learn about Scotch and whisky. There are many websites and video channels that discuss Scotch at length. However, as Andrew did, you’d need to literally spend hundreds of hours watching and reading to build a good appreciation of Scotch and to understand how it differs from other whiskies and distilled spirits.

If you are not sure what Outlander is, it is a series of books and a very popular TV show, whose storyline starts in 18th century Scotland.

Whilst you certainly don’t need to be an Outlander fan in order to greatly benefit from Whisky 101 or Outlander Distilled, we do feature some Outlander-related distilleries and local history.

Whisky 101 and Outlander Distilled are both very efficient, well structured and enjoyable ways to increase your knowledge and appreciation of Scotch. If you decide to rent Whisky 101, then we will give you more than your money back in the form of a discount to rent the full Outlander Distilled (on a three-month rental).

We are pleased to announce that this virtual tour is now also available on-demand as a 48 hour rental on our new Virtual Tours of Scotland website HERE. You choose when you watch it. You can pause and rewind, watch it more than once etc. Please only book when you are ready to watch, as it is available for 48 hours from the time of purchase.

Our next live (on Zoom)
Whisky 101 is on:


Saturday 9 October 2021

4.00pm SCOTTISH time

TIME ZONE DIFFERENCE – Please CLICK HERE and type in the city closest to you to check what time this tour will be in your time zone.

PRICE – Whisky 101 is only £12, which is approximately €14, $16 USD, $21 CAD, $22 AUD, or $23 NZD.

Plus it is a no-brainer as we give you more than your money back (150%) as a discount to watch the full version of Outlander Distilled.


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IMPORTANTPlease CLICK HERE to read our Virtual Tour Terms, Conditions and Guidelines before booking your place on the widget below. You will require ALL OF THIS INFORMATION to attend this tour, including: confirming your time zone difference, how access to Zoom works, how and when you’ll receive your link to access the tour and the essential part you’ll play in actually being there. Admission to the Virtual Tour will close once the tour officially begins, and tickets are non-refundable or transferable, so please don’t skip reading our guidelines as you may miss the tour if you do.