A comprehensive introduction to, and overview of, Scotch whisky.

This Virtual Tour introduces the different types and styles of whisky, the different whisky regions and the ingredients and production of Scotch. It features a number of distilleries from the different regions, ranging from the very traditional to the modern and innovative.

If you are relatively new to whisky, this will provide you with 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 50 minutes and is followed with open Q&A, so allow two and a half hours if you can. For a much more in-depth production, we have created Outlander Distilled, which is 10 episodes and 11 hours of content on whiskies which is available as a three month rental.

Outlander Distilled was written by Tour Guide Andrew Nicholson who research the subject in depth over many months. Having visited and toured several distilleries, Andrew wanted to expand his knowledge of Scotch. He dedicated his time to learning a great deal more about the subject, not only for himself, but for his tour clients too.

Just in case you’re unfamiliar with what Outlander is, it is a series of books and a very popular TV show. The storyline begins in 18th century Scotland.

There are many websites and video channels which discuss Scotch in depth. However, as Andrew did, you’d literally need to 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.

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

Whisky 101 and Outlander Distilled are both efficient, well structured and enjoyable ways to increase your knowledge and appreciation of Scotch. If you decide to watch Whisky 101 as a rental (see the red text directly below) rather than purchasing the live version on this page, then we will give you more than your money back in the form of a discount to rent the full Outlander Distilled 10 Episodes for the usual three month rental period.

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:


Thursday 30 December 2021

at the later than usual time of 6.30pm 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 £12, which is approximately €14, $16 USD, $21 CAD, $22 AUD, or $23 NZD.

Plus we give you more than your money back (150%) as a discount to watch the full version of Outlander Distilled.


BOOK USING THE CALENDAR BELOW. Click on the date that you want (green square, if it is red it is sold out). Then click on the time you want. Then choose the number of places. Then click NEXT.
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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.    



Here are links to our current Virtual Tours

Silent Stories from the Loch – Virtual Tour

The Culloden Experience Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour of 1740’s Scotland

A Journey Through 18th Century Scotland – Virtual Tour

Whisky 101 – Virtual Tour

Outlander Distilled – 10 Part Webinar/Virtual Tour

Meet the Jacobite Virtual Tour

At Home with Andy & Di – FREE Virtual Tour