The Scottish Malts 2021



A Scottish Adventure For All Levels Of Experience

20th - 24th April 2021

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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Event Characteristics

Start Date


(Excluding scrutineering)

Finish Date


Minimum Licence Required

RS Clubman

Length of route

950 miles

Approx Leg Milage

180 Miles

Pre event training session


Vehicle eligibility

Pre 1986


Navigation type


Roads Used

Sealed Surface

Expected Tests


Expected Regularities


HERO Cup coefficient


HPM Entry Fee


(until 15 Jan then £6,171)

Entry Fee


(until 15 Jan then £6,857)




Single Room Supplement


Limited availability in Rally HQ Hotels

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Event Schedule


Welcome to Scotland and St Andrews

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.


Day One - St Andrews to Aviemore

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.


Day Two - Aviemore to Inverness

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.


Day Three - Inverness to Aberdeen

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.


Day Four - Aberdeen to Gleneagles

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.


Day Five - Gleneagles to Gleneagles

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

Vehicle Information

  • Entry is open to cars that are pre-1986 or a model available pre-1986
  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards
  • The cars will be split into classes, based on age and CC. There will be no differentiation between sports and saloon cars.
  • The scoring on the Test sections is class-based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars.
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home.

What Is Included In The Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the event for a car and a crew of two
  • 6 nights accommodation in a single room with a twin or double bed.
  • Breakfast & lunch on each of the competition days
  • Dinner with wine included on the evenings of Monday through to Saturday
  • Drinks reception prior to the Welcome Dinner
  • Welcome Dinner at St Andrews on Monday 19th April
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments on each day of the competition
  • Celebratory glass of Champagne as you pass through the finish Arch at Gleneagles
  • Champagne spraying under the arch – for the top three cars and crew along with all the finishers (group picture)
  • 12 Whisky miniatures, for each crew member, representing each distillery that you visit along the route
  • Drinks reception prior to the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Gala four-course Awards dinner including wine
  • Individually personalised souvenir Route Books with overview maps
  • Rally Plates and door stickers
  • Event Regalia
  • Finishers Award
  • Special Awards
  • Class Awards down to third in each class
  • Overall awards for the top three
  • A full complement of experienced HERO team to keep you on track throughout the week
  • Mechanical on event support throughout the competition days
  • Complimentary Luggage Truck

Entry List

Scottish Malts 2021 - Confirmed Entries

wdt_ID Driver Navigator Year Vehicle CC
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

Scottish Malts 2021 - Accepted Entries

Scottish Malts 2021 - Pending Entries

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