The iconic Scottish Malts Reliability Trial returns in 2021 for its 17th running. It will be a five-day event starting and finishing at the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel with 2 nights spent on the beautiful Isle of Mull and 2 nights in the resort town of Aviemore. Crews will have a chance to see some of the awesome scenery of the Scottish Highlands, particularly around Loch Lomond, the Isle of Mull and Loch Ness before visits to the distilleries in Speyside which the event is synonymous with. Also, we will visit many special locations for lunches and coffee halts.
The competition will be varied but it is set at an introductory level event.
NOTE: While the Scottish Malts 2021 visits numerous distilleries, HERO events does 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.
On Sunday 25th April
Easy maps, supplied.
(until 31 July then £5,610)
(until 31 July then £6,234)
Limited availability in Rally HQ Hotels
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Scrutineering and Documentation will take place on Sunday 25th April with a mid to late morning start allowing time for those crews that wish to travel up on the Sunday plenty of time to arrive before formalities conclude at 4pm. Inexperienced crews may also wish to attend a one hour training session scheduled for 3.00pm on the Sunday.
Day One sees an 8am start for cars as they leave Gleneagles. Following the first distillery control, crews make their way through two Regularities to the first Special Test close to Loch Lomond. The route then heads further north via another Test and a Regularity before crews arrive at Inveraray for lunch. The afternoon takes us further north and includes the final Regularity of the day followed by a scenic run up the west coast to Oban where they climb aboard the Calmac Ferry to the Isle of Mull.
The challenging roads of Mull bring modern competitors from far and wide and Day Two aims to maximise the opportunities on the island. Our route planners and local fixer have worked hard to ensure that crews see parts of the island not visited before. The day starts with a Test followed by four Regularities and a visit to the Tobermory Distillery before concluding the day with a second run through the morning’s Test.
An early start on Day Three sees the crews leaving the Isle of Mull Hotel and heading back to the mainland on the Craignure to Oban Ferry. Competitors will then make their way north to Fort William and onto a Passage Control and Test at the Ben Nevis distillery. Crews will be ready for lunch before moving on to the ‘Loch Ness Monster‘ Regularity where the organisers have sought out some new locations to entertain. The day concludes at the McDonalds hotel in Aviemore for the first of our 2 night stay. The thoughts behind the double night stays in two hotels means a limited amount of unpacking is required by the crews.
A circular day in Speyside is best described as 'Distilleries Day’. This doesn’t mean there will be zero competition as there are several Regularities and Tests amongst the day’s distillery based Controls. Crews can rest assured however that they will have an enjoyable day visiting many distilleries and if desired, replenishing their stocks.
The final day sees us leave Aviemore and head over the infamous Tomintoul to Cock Bridge Road before a Coffee Halt at Balmoral Castle. Crews then head south from Balmoral picking up a late lunch before arriving at Gleneagles in plenty of time for the crews to enjoy themselves and prepare for the prize giving at the end of the event.
*Itinerary Subject to Change
If you wish to arrive a day or two early or stay a night or more longer, please contact the Gleneagles accommodation booking team direct.