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March 22, 2023updated Apr 05, 2023

A Worldwide Whisky Tour with Pelorus

Pelorus specializes in outlandish itineraries, and this one visits all the big-name whisky producers via private jet.

By Samantha Coles

Over time, whisky tourism has become a genre in its own right — long gone are the days of a limited distillery tour; now, bespoke private experiences and even entire vacations are centered around the golden liquid.

To see all of the world’s major whisky producers in one fell swoop, however, is still quite the undertaking. Enter: Pelorus. The luxury travel operator specializes in outlandish, bespoke itineraries, and this one visits all the big-name whisky producers via private jet.

While the trip can be tailored, you can expect visits to Scotland (considered the birthplace of whisky; monks there were thought to have created the drink in the 15th century); the USA (discover the birthplace of bourbon in Kentucky); Japan (where the stuff is now considered a national drink, overtaking sake); and Ireland (also considered the birthplace of whisky — don’t tell the Scots: The word ‘whiskey’ comes from the Irish uisce beatha, meaning ‘water of life’).

Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye, home to two whisky distilleries / ©Kyle Pasalskyj

While at these locations, you’ll sample a few of the rarest whiskies and bourbons. Go behind the scenes at not-open-to-the-public distilleries, where you can assist in filling rare casks, and take a look at vault collections that are normally off limits.

From $1.5m. Contact Jimmy Carroll, co-founder,, +1 917 512 9777,

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