After the 2020 cancellation, the iconic Scottish Malts returns in 2021 for its 17th running with a brand new route. The five day event moves to a new start venue at the Fairmont St Andrews where you will be able to enjoy a peaceful setting and stunning cliff top views of St Andrews and the North Sea. This should be the perfect tonic to put you in the right mood for a week of action sampling some of Scotland’s finest roads.
Our new start takes us through some previously unused territory before heading onto the more familiar roads of the Cairngorms, Spey Valley and Great Glen for overnight stays in Aviemore and Inverness. Later in the week we head east into more fresh territory and the Malts’ first visit to the historic ‘Granite City’ of Aberdeen. The week’s events are concluded by looping back west for the first of two nights at the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel.
The Scottish Malts aims to provide a great experience for all participants by mixing the great roads of Scotland with visits to local distilleries along with other special locations. Competition will be varied and set at an introductory level while still providing entertainment and excitement for the more experienced.
NOTE: While the Scottish Malts 2021 visits numerous distilleries, HERO-ERA Events do not condone drinking and driving. If it is established that either crew member has been consuming alcohol between the first and last Time Controls of a day, then in line with HERO Standard Regulations, the crew will be excluded from the event.
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Scrutineering and Documentation will take place on Monday April 19th. A mid to late morning start will allow crews that wish to travel up to Scotland on the Monday, plenty of time to arrive before proceedings close at 4pm. Inexperienced crews may also wish to attend a one hour training session scheduled for the middle of the afternoon.
The longest day of the event gets underway just after 8.00am with a short regularity close to St Andrews before crossing the Tay Road Bridge and cutting though Strathmoore and on to the Cairngorm National Park. Following lunch we see a number of visits to the Spey Valley distilleries along with several tests that bring us into Aviemore and the MacDonald’s Hotel.
A more leisurely start time sees crews continuing down the Spey valley and towards the impressive Grampian Mountains before heading into Glen Spean. The first test of the day and a distillery visit take place in the shadow of Ben Nevis before heading for lunch alongside the Caledonian Canal and Neptune’s Staircase. A series of regularities then take us past the Commando Monument near Spean Bridge, along the Great Glen and into the maze of roads to the south east of Loch Ness. The leg concludes with a short run in to the Kingsmill Hotel at Inverness.
All travel today has an eastern feel to it as we strike out for Aberdeen. Moving into more new ‘Malts’ territory, the morning see a series of regularities that conclude in Elgin and which are punctuated with a coffee halt in a striking castle and a visit to a distillery museum. Following lunch, we head back into the northern end of the Spey Valley to visit several distilleries and then into more regularities that take us through the Howe of Alford and on to Aberdeen for some well earned end of day relaxation.
The day gets underway with a long regularity that starts close to the hotel so crews will need to be at their best from the word ‘go’ today. We then head south and past the ‘Cairn O’Mount’ mountain viewpoint, a great photo spot if the weather is being kind, before more regularities and distilleries bring us into the Pitlochry area for a later lunch. Two more regularities take us to the first of our two nights and the internationally renowned Gleneagles Hotel.
Today’s circular loop sees us heading generally in the direction of Loch Lomond where morning coffee and lunch will both be taken overlooking the water. Crews shouldn’t however consider this to be an ‘end of event wind down day’ because with three tests and six regularities planned, the final day will keep everyone on their toes. We’ve even managed to fit in more distillery visits to this compact leg, before the return to Gleneagles for some post event celebration.
*Itinerary Subject to Change
|1||Graham Abbott (GB)||Ian Ocego||1972||MG B||1848|
|2||Michael Baker (GB)||Simon Baker (GB)||1978||Porsche 911sc||2973|
|3||Karen Blouin (US)||Scott Blouin (US)||1990||BMW 318i||1800|
|4||Darren Bowler (GB)||TBA||1973||Alfa GTV 2000||1966|
|5||Nick Brayshaw (GB)||Melissa Kenny (GB)||1955||Jaguar XK140||3400|
|6||Ed Abbott (GB)||Roger Bricknell (GB)||1979||Jaguar XJ-S V12||5434|
|7||David Brown (GB)||Wendy Brown (GB)||1973||BMW 2002tii||1980|
|8||Doug Carmichael (GB)||John Gearing (GB)||1974||MG B GT V8||3450|
|9||Chris Chapman (GB)||David Broome (GB)||1984||BMW 323||2560|
|10||Jim Cooke (GB)||David Blackburn (GB)||1985||Porsche 944 Lux||2479|
|1||Stuart Anderson (GB)||Emily Anderson (GB)||1937||Bentley Derby 4.25||4257|
|2||Clive Brett-Robertson (GB)||TBA||1975||Alfa Romeo GTV 2000||1971|
|3||Alessandra Burke (IT)||Patrick Burke (GB)||1979||Fiat 124 Spider (A&D)||1995|
|4||David Coxon (GB)||Pete Hawkins (GB)||1965||Austin Healey BJ8 MKIII||2912|
|5||Jos Dejongh (BE)||Magd Simons (BE)||1973||Porsche 914-6 GT (replica)||2700|
|6||John Evans (GB)||TBA||0||TBA||0|
|7||Mari Galvin (US)||Peder Oien||0||TBA||0|
|8||Mark Godfrey (GB)||Sue Godfrey (GB)||1965||MG B||1950|
|9||Louise Hall (GB)||Gary Hall (GB)||1967||Mercedes 280SL Pagoda||2800|
|10||Paul Handley (GB)||Roma Handley (GB)||1966||MGB Roadster||1948|
|1||Kerstin Gronkowski (DE)||TBA||0||TBA||0|
|2||Mark Simpson (GB)||Liam Hammond (GB)||0||TBA||0|
|3||Stephen Owens (GB)||Thomas Owens (GB)||0||TBA||0|
|4||Chris Townsend (GB)||Richard Lambley (GB)||1948||Bentley Mark 6||4750|
|5||Koenraad Visser (NL)||TBA||0||TBA||0|
|6||Bob Williams (US)||Kathleen Hogan (US)||1972||BMW 2002||1998|