By Select Scotland Tours
A Journey through Grain, Malt, and Magic (or Grain to Glass Whisky Tour)

Tours by Brodie/Select Scotland Tours

2nd and 5th October

Discover the care, expertise, and craftsmanship demonstrated by the grain specialist, farmer, and distiller to produce world-renowned Scotch Whisky.

We will start the journey at Aberdeen Grain at Whiterashes, a farmer-owned grain cooperative, where Kate Blues, Manager, will describe their part in testing, drying and storage of the grain to ensure it reaches the maltster in the best possible condition.

At Ardmiddle Farm near Turriff, we will meet farmer Andrew Ferguson who will explain what it takes to grow the best quality spring barley that will be accepted as ‘malting barley’ by the Maltsters.

Tea, coffee plus homemade scones and shortbread will be served on the farm.

We will make our way to Knockdhu Distillery, near Cornhill where the team will talk you through the traditional distilling methods they undertake, using the malting barley to produce their own anCnoc Whisky.

Finally, we have the opportunity to choose from 100s of different whiskies with a qualified malt whisky retailer, Duncan and Taylor, Huntly, explaining the subtle differences between different brands and ages of whisky.

This rare experience is offered to you and led by Alasdair Brodie of Tours by Brodie, in conjunction with Select Scotland Tours.

Dates and Times: Monday 2nd October, Thursday 5th October, 9am–3pm

Address: Tour starts at 9am at Aberdeen Grain, Whiterashes, Newmachar, AB21 0QL. Own transport required. A map and directions will be supplied. The tour finishes in Huntly.

Ticket Price: £50pp includes a traditional lunch in the distillery warehouse, 3 tasting samples, Drivers will be given a miniature to takeaway and enjoy at another time. Open to over 18’s only.

To book, please phone Alasdair Brodie direct 07551 406204 or visit the website


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