Little’s Goes the Extra Mile for Whisky Month!

20 Chauffeurs Trained for Luxury Whisky Tours

As Scotland prepares for one of its busiest ever years of tourism,  Little’s has taken an innovative step to meet growing global demand for luxury tours of the country’s world-renowned whisky distilleries.

Last week 20 Little’s chauffeurs were tutored in the history of Scotland’s whisky industry and in the art of whisky making and tasting, ensuring that they can tell clients the story of the nation’s great whiskies whilst they drive them from distillery to distillery.

The tailored whisky training day was organised by experts at the Tennent’s Training Academy in Glasgow, in time for the start of Homecoming Scotland’s ‘Whisky Month’ in May – and the increased popularity of luxury chauffeured driven whisky tours through the Lowland, Speyside, Highland and Islay whisky regions.

Little’s has over 40 chauffeurs, all of whom are trained in Scottish history and heritage, allowing them to act as informative guides during luxury leisure trips around Scotland. This latest training will add a fresh layer of expertise to their service, as whisky lovers from across the world head to the spirit’s homeland for the month long celebrations.

Little’s Managing Director Heather Matthews commented: ‘Whilst many of our clients are on business trips, a growing number of people are opting for a chauffeur driven car to take them on a tailored leisure trip around Scotland. Visiting whisky distilleries is always an exciting part of any itinerary for these trips, increasingly so during this month’s whisky festivities. Equipping our chauffeurs with the knowledge and skills to provide the very highest quality service is very important for us and our clients. Our chauffeurs are already highly knowledgeable about Scotland, and whilst clients won’t expect their chauffeur to be a whisky expert, I believe that investing in this sort of training helps to raise our standards even higher.’

Caroline Packman, Homecoming Scotland Director said,Homecoming is a great opportunity to place the spotlight on our greatest assets, so it’s only fitting that whisky is at the heart of a fantastic month-long variety of events. Whisky Month in May is a perfect time for visitors to come to Scotland and for locals to experience the fantastic range of events right on their doorstep. It’s wonderful to see Little’s pro-actively getting into the spirit of this special year where Scotland will welcome the world, by continued professional development for their fantastic fleet of staff.”

For more information on our whisky tours contact us on 0141 883 2111 or email tours@littles.co.uk