The following VIP options can be served up as a stand-alone experience or as part of a tailor-made day tour, short break or vacation.

PRIVATE, VIP FOOD EXPERIENCES

Private, VIP Angus Farm Tour & Premium Steak Tasting or lunch (By Perth) After morning coffee and home baking in the farmhouse you’ll enjoy an insightful tour that covers the breeding, feeding and handling of Scotland’s most famous breed, Aberdeen Angus. You’ll complete this experience with a light tasting lunch of Prime cut Organic Steak complimented with delicious local beer and fresh salad. Morning at 1000h – 1230h (2.5 hours)

VIP Connoisseur Chocolate Tasting & Private Tour at The Highland Chocolatier (By Aberfeldy, Perthshire)

Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett’s Velvet Truffles have received over 40 awards and have twice been awarded the Best Truffle in the World. His gourmet chocolates are sent to Michelin star chefs and some of the world’s most prestigious hotels. You will be given a personally guided insight into the world of artisan gourmet chocolate, its craftsmanship and subtleties. With a journey through some of the finest couverture chocolates, visiting the Chocolate Exhibition next to his chocolate kitchens, and a tasting flight of the Velvet Truffles in Iain Burnett’s Chocolate Lounge this is an exceptional experience. Approx 60 minutes, tailored to suit. With a memento gift of chocolates to take home.

Chocolate Tasting Experience at The Highland Chocolatier (By Aberfeldy, Perthshire) Scotland’s most awarded Master Chocolatier, Iain Burnett provides a personal insight into the world of artisan gourmet chocolate, its craftsmanship and subtleties through a first class audio tour. Enjoy a tasting journey through some of the finest chocolates and his international award-winning Velvet Truffles and Pralines. Accompanied with a one tried never forgotten Tasting Scotland special; the award winning Hot Velvet Ganache. 30 – 45 mins.

PRIVATE VIP WHISKY EXPERIENCES

Private, VIP ‘Old & Rare’ Tutored Whisky Tasting (By Royal Mile, Edinburgh).

A complimentary tasting of 2 Scottish artisan beers whets your appetite for the exclusive Tasting Scotland Whisky Masterclass featuring a private collection of 4 specially selected whiskies that are rarely seen. All you need do is relax and let our experts indulge your senses in this unforgettable deluxe tasting experience. Includes an overview of the Scotch Malt Whisky production and which whiskies you should keep your eye out for! 1 – 1.5 hours tailored to suit.

Private, VIP ‘Signature Styles & Flavours’ Tutored Whisky Tasting (By Royal Mile, Edinburgh).

A complimentary tasting of 2 Scottish artisan beers whets your appetite for the exclusive Tasting Scotland ‘Signature Styles & Flavours’ Whisky Masterclass which provides an insight into the different whisky regions. Includes an overview of the Scotch Malt Whisky production and which whiskies you should keep your eye out for! 1 – 1.5 hours tailored to suit.

Create your own whisky! (By Stirling/Glasgow)

Only in Scotland do you have the chance to create your own, unique Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky to take home! After an in-depth tour of the distillery and a tasting of a 12-Year Old and five single cask whiskies you’ll head off to the sample room to assume the role of Honorary Malt Master! Under the guidance of your expert you’ll create a 200ml bottle of your very own Cask Strength, Un-Chill Filtered Single Malt. A unique experience! Allow 2 hours.

A similar experience is also available By Perth. For more info please contact us.

PRIVATE, VIP WHISKY & FOOD COMBINATION EXPERIENCES

Luxury ‘Afternoon Tea Style’ Lunch and Private VIP ‘OLD & RARE’ Scotch Whisky Tasting MASTERCLASS (Edinburgh)

Who says Afternoon Tea needs to be served at 3pm! With delicate savoury items, sandwiches, decadent cakes, pastries and scones this really is the perfect alternative to lunch (and means you can experience a British tradition without ruining your appetite for dinner!). Served with a touch of bygone glamour on bespoke silver tea stands in the Signet Library; the ‘place to be seen’ on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Following lunch a complimentary tasting of 2 Scottish artisan beers whets your appetite for the exclusive Tasting Scotland ‘Old & Rare’ Whisky Masterclass featuring a private collection of specially selected whiskies that are rarely seen. All you need do is relax and let the experts at Jeffrey St Whisky & Tobacco indulge your senses in this unforgettable deluxe tasting experience.

Available 6 days per week (not Saturdays as the Signet Library is Closed. We can arrange an alternative 5-star hotel venue should you wish this on a Saturday). 3 hours 30 minutes Afternoon tea at 1300h. Whisky (& Complimentary Craft Beer) Tasting at 1500h.

Luxury ‘Afternoon Tea Style’ Lunch and Private VIP ‘SIGNATURE STYLES & FLAVOURS’ Scotch Whisky Tasting MASTERCLASS (Edinburgh)

Who says Afternoon Tea needs to be served at 3pm! With delicate savoury items, sandwiches, decadent cakes, pastries and scones this really is the perfect alternative to lunch (and means you can experience a British tradition without ruining your appetite for dinner!). Served with a touch of bygone glamour on bespoke silver tea stands in the Signet Library; the ‘place to be seen’ on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Following lunch a complimentary tasting of 2 Scottish artisan beers whets your appetite for the exclusive Tasting Scotland ‘Signature Styles & Flavours’ Whisky Masterclass which provides an insight into the different whisky regions and is served up by Edinburgh experts Jeffrey St Whisky & Tobacco.

Available 6 days per week (not Saturdays as the Signet Library is Closed. We can arrange an alternative 5-star hotel venue should you wish this on a Saturday). 3 hours 30 minutes Afternoon tea at 1300h. Whisky (& Complimentary Craft Beer) Tasting at 1500h.

PRIVATE, VIP CULINARY MASTERCLASS EXPERIENCES

(Theme: Scotland on a plate)

COOKING MASTERCLASS WITH THE FORMER HEAD CHEF OF THE 5-STAR GLENEAGLES HOTEL (Ayrshire. 30 mins south of Glasgow) Enjoy cooking up premium quality, iconic Scottish ingredients in an entertaining and relaxed hands-on VIP culinary masterclass with Chef Colin Bussey (lunch included). 1000h – 1430h

COOKING MASTERCLASS AT INVERLOCHY CASTLE (Fort William) A VIP Cooking experience with a famous Roux brothers trained Chef at the 5-star Inverlochy Castle Hotel (lunch included). 1000h – 1300h

VIP COOKING EXPERIENCES AT THE MICHELIN STAR KINLOCH LODGE HOTEL (Skye) Set in a magical setting on the Isle of Skye, this former hunting lodge remains a family-run destination hotel and restaurant that combines the relaxed comfort of highland hospitality and world class food at Executive Chef Marcello Tully’s Michelin Star/3 AA Rosette restaurant. There are 4 options to choose from:

Option 1 Traditional Scone Baking Masterclass This express option provides you with the chance to learn one of Scotland’s best kept secrets from Executive Chef Marcello Tully: How to make Kinloch’s famous savory and sweet scones! (and then enjoy them of course). Served with a nice cup of traditional tea. (Masterclass / Scones / Tea) (45 Minutes) 1030h or 1500h

Option 2 Bespoke Cookery Masterclass Enjoy a bespoke cookery experience that is tailored to your tastes with Executive Chef Marcello Tully. Choose from Pastry & Bread; Butchery and Fileting; Soups, Sauces and Mousses; Fish and Seafood; or an ‘Entertaining Specials’ themed experience. You’ll leave the kitchen inspired, confident to replicate these dishes at home and with some first class chefs’ tips! Served with a specially selected Tasting Scotland beverage of your choice. (Masterclass / Beverage) (2.5 hours) 1030h or 1500h

Option 3 Premium Cookery Workshop: A morning in the life of a Michelin Star Chef. This fully immersive experience is for those who are curious to learn what really goes on in a Michelin Star kitchen. After a sumptuous breakfast at Kinloch Lodge you will listen in on Marcello’s morning briefing and planning session with his Senior Chefs before rolling up your sleeves and assisting him with the preparation of canapes, sauces, soup and other dishes for today’s menu. The experience concludes with lunch and a specially selected Tasting Scotland beverage of your choice. (Breakfast/Workshop/Lunch) (3.5 hours) 1030h

Option 4 Food Foraging Experience By a Loch and surrounded by lush forests, Kinloch is in the perfect position to offer bountiful foraging trips, if you know what to look for of course. After morning coffee at Kinloch, The Skye Ghillie will share his extensive foraging knowledge and uncover (almost every step of the way!) a seasonal tasty treat ranging from edible mushrooms, wild garlic and sorrel to the shoreline delicacies such as seaweeds, mussels, samphire. A specially-created foraged cocktail (or mocktail) is served on returning to the hotel. (Coffee / Foraging / Wild Cocktail/Mocktail) (3 hours)

Option 4 can also be upgraded to include a 3-course lunch.

For all experiences a signed copy of Marcello’s Cookery Book can also be included.

COOKING MASTERCLASS WITH COOKERY BOOK AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER TROTTER (By St Andrews)

A visit to a local market to pick up some top quality Scottish ingredients is followed by a hands-on cooking session with Christopher, one of Scotland’s most acclaimed food writers.

Half day Glasgow Food Tour

A range of Food (and/or drink) Based City Walking Tours are available.

All experiences are subject to availability at time of booking.

Small group Food & Drink Guided Walking Tour with Eat Walk Edinburgh (Edinburgh). (1300h – 1630h). On this guided walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old and New Town areas you will enjoy a starter, main course, cheese, charcuterie and dessert as well as the chance to taste Haggis , Neeps & Tatties, enjoy a wine tasting, a Malt whisky tasting and one or two other food and drink surprises along the way. Best to skip lunch before the tour and book a late or light dinner afterwards!

Prices are on request.


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