Golf and whisky tours Scotland
Many things have been provided to the world by Scotland, golf and whisky are 2 of the most well known and loved Scottish creations.
It can be an unparalleled joy to toast a game of golf with a matured single malt. Golf is a 500-year-old game, and arguably a golf tour is one of the best ways to see Scotland.
Millions of tourists from all over the world visit Scotland every year because of its rich heritage of golf and whisky. When it comes to Scotland, both the game and the drink are likely to be significant features of any tour.
Whisky and golf
The history of whiskey in Scotland dates back to when monks in Europe spread word on how to make wine using grapes. Grapes being unavailable in Scotland, the monks here used a grain mash that became an early type of whiskey. The monks called this early whiskey “uisge beatha”, which translates to “water of life”.
Golf was created in Scotland and was developed from a pastime played near Edinburgh. In the early days, competitors would attempt to knock a stone over sand dunes and tracks with a bent stick or club. An interesting fact is that golf and football were banned in 1457 as it was seen as a distraction to soldiers. James II is quoted as decreeing that “futeball and golfe be utterly cried down.”
What is the best time of the year to visit Scotland for a golf and whisky tour ?
The ideal time to visit Scotland for a golf and whiskey tour is during the summer (typically between April and September). At this time, most distilleries and golf courses are open every day. They normally have less availability during the winter months. Please be aware if you have never been to Scotland before that the Scottish weather can be very unpredictable. It is advised to bring clothing for all weather conditions, even if visiting in the summer.