Whisky Tastings and Michelin-Starred Food in Scotland at The Balmoral and Gleneagles

July 22, 2010 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

The Balmoral, EdinburghTravel to Scotland and get a taste of both the town and the country with a lavish gourmet experience offered by two legendary hotels: The Balmoral, the landmark in Edinburgh that's part of the Rocco Forte Collection, and The Gleneagles Hotel, a five-star destination for golfing & spa-ing in scenic Perthshire. The two hotels have teamed up to offer "A Taste of Scotland," spoiling guests with a bounty of epicurean delights. Start your vacay in Edinburgh with two nights at The Balmoral and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Room, complete with a bottle of Bollinger on ice and dinner at the Michelin-starred number one, recognized as one of Scotland's best restaurants for its trendsetting cuisine using only the freshest Scottish ingredients.

GleneaglesOnce you've sampled city life, head to the countryside to relax at Gleneagles. Check out your sprawling Estate Room before indulging in a Whisky Tasting for two in the bar, followed by dinner at the two Michelin-starred Andrew Fairlie for superb French cuisine with a Scottish twist. (Don't miss the signature "Smoked Lobster" dish, "which involves smoking lobster shells over old whisky barrels for up to twelve hours.") The package is priced from £1200 for two people sharing with two nights at each hotel (consecutive nights). £1382 for two people sharing with two nights at each hotel valid from April 1- September 30, 2010, excluding August. August is priced from £1702 for two people sharing with two nights at each hotel.)


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