MWL Members & Friends Scotland Tour 2019


Purchase tickets at the bottom of this page for The Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library’s first member’s trip to Scotland.  Available to our members and friends, as well as spouses and partners, this 5-day/ 6-night, guided trip will kick off from Edinburgh and visit some of Scotland’s most beautiful towns and parks on its way to the famed island of Islay, known as “Queen of the Hebrides.”

This is an outstanding opportunity for the single malt lovers within our membership to experience these world class spirits from the folks at the source! Be advised, most of the whisky distilleries we will visit produce peated single malts, which can be an acquired taste. Please see itinerary below and contact Colin Howard at with any questions, thanks!

Trip and ticket details:

  • Ticket are available to MWL members, but members are welcome to purchase for a spouse or partner
  • For “double occupancy” purchases of 2 tickets, a $500 discount is applied to each ticket.  Email Colin at for the discount code!
  • Flights are not included in total cost.
  • Meals and hotels are provided throughout the trip, except for lunch on Sept 1st (free day in Edinburgh)
  • Once you have purchased your spot on the trip, you will be contacted with suggested arrival time and flight number into Edinburgh.  Your return flight is your choice based on any supplemental travel plans.


Scotland Trip Itinerary

Aug 27th – Arrive in Edinburgh

  • Check in at the Principal Hotel in Edinburgh for the evening.  The MWL team will connect with you to confirm your arrival and  welcome you to Edinburgh!

Aug 28th, Day 1 – Leave Edinburgh for Oban

  • After breakfast, meet in the lobby of the Principal Hotel at 8:15am and board a private coach to Oban.

  • Stop in the town of Callander for refreshments and drive through Loch Lomond National Forest on the way to Oban.

  • Option to tour the Oban Distillery or explore the town of Oban before getting lunch.

  • Depart for Kennacraig to catch the ferry to Islay for an 8:30pm arrival in the town of Bowmore.

Aug 29th, Day 2 – Touring Kilchoman, Bruichladdich, and Bowmore Distilleries

  • 9am, we depart the Islay Hotel for Kilchoman distillery, Islay’s newest distillery.

  • After lunch at Kilchoman, we enjoy a scenic drive to Rhins where we have our second tour of the day at Bruichladdich Distillery.

  • We return to Bowmore with the option to either tour the Bowmore Distillery or enjoy the local town.

Aug 30th, Day 3 – Touring Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Ardbeg Distilleries

  • 9am, we depart the hotel for Ardbeg Distillery where we will tour the production floor then enjoy lunch from their on-site restaurant afterwards.

  • In the afternoon, we will enjoy tours and tastings at Laphroaig and Lagavulin Distilleries and a quick stop by Kildalton Church to see its famous 8th Century Celtic cross.

Aug 31st, Day 4 – Ferry to mainland, Visit Inveraray, return to Edinburgh, Celebration dinner at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Private Dining Room

  • 9am, we leave the hotel and catch the ferry back to the mainland of Scotland.

  • Midday stop in the beautiful village of Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne. The town is full of historic buildings, old ships in the harbour, and a great whisky shop!

  • In the evening, we return to Edinburgh!  Settle into your hotel and enjoy some free time in the city.

  • 7pm, Meet at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Dining Room restaurant for our MWL member’s celebration dinner!

Sept 1st, Day 5 – Cultural Day in Edinburgh

  • This is your day to explore Edinburgh at your own pace or with the group and take in one of Europe’s most beautiful and storied cities.

  • 7pm, Meet for a final round of drinks and optional dinner downtown Edinburgh with the group!

Sept 2nd, Departure

  • Return to Portland or continue your travels in Europe on your own!


*Weather and other environmental conditions are always unpredictable along Scotland’s coastline (and can certainly be part of the fun, as well!).  Please be prepared for rain, cold, mud, and wind on any given day*

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