Travel Between Scotland’s Whisky Islands With This Ferry Pass

Readers should recall Jonny McCormick’s loving tribute last spring to the joys of visiting distilleries in the western islands and shores of Scotland on the ferries of the Caledonian MacBrayne line; universally shortened to “CalMac.” Someone at the company may have seen the article and had a brainstorm. CalMac has announced a new West Coast Whisky Pass, joining with whisky stores and bars, Dramologist whisky tours, and more than a dozen distilleries from Campbeltown to Skye to offer a range of exclusive promotions and discounts.

“Our Whisky Hopscotch Trail opens up some of our best-known but remotest distilleries to whisky lovers through ferry travel, and combining the Whisky Pass adds a new dimension to visitors’ experience,” said Maggie Maguire, CalMac’s UK tourism development manager.

For £25, the pass offers promotions from partners that include tour upgrades, special tastings, glassware, souvenir pins, and more. The passes are available at CalMac Tourshops, on board selected ships, and at selected port offices. For more information, visit

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