About Us

Whether a local or a visitor, we know it can be difficult to decide where’s best to dine at when away from home, where to enjoy the best whisky or gin cocktail, where to stay, which route to take etc, etc. Sometimes the choices are so great it can too overwhelming. The specialist team at Tasting Scotland have all travelled the world using their stomachs as a compass and have a deep-seated drive to be 100% in step with providing you with the answers to all these dilemmas when in Scotland.

Along with our attention to detail philosophy and fully customised approach when creating your day or multi-day tour itinerary or special tasting event, we know the premium places you need to be in at any given moment. We win awards for it (and have ever expanding waistlines to prove it!), but it means we can unlock the door of Scotland’s fascinating world famous food and drink and share it with you; leaving you safe in the knowledge that you couldn’t have experienced it better anywhere else with anyone else.

We have a strong history working in the 5-star luxury market. Our founder is proud to represent the World Food Travel Association as an Ambassador in Scotland. Our un-rivalled connections with the top food artisans, best chefs, whisky, gin and beer connoisseurs and more means by we can create fully immersive, multi-sensory travel itineraries or special occasion experiences (often exclusive to Tasting Scotland) that let you delve in as deeply as you wish into Scotland’s gastronomy linked traditions and our fascinating modern innovations.

Whether a local or a visitor, let’s get you into a whole new world and create some exceptional memories…one delicious bite or sip at a time!


Brenda Anderson is the founder of Tasting Scotland. She is an advocate of Scotland’s highly respected, world-class food and drink. She is an Ambassador for the World Food Travel Association, based in Portland, USA and a member of the Ambassador Advisory Board. As a former leader of the West Scotland Slow Food group she continues to serve to spread the message that food should be ‘good, clean and fair’.

After training for a career in the Catering and Hospitality Industry she worked in 5 star hotels, both at home in Scotland and overseas. The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, the Marriott Hotel on the Gold Coast in Australia and the Michelin starred River Café in London are included on the list.

She has over 18 years experience in teaching Hospitality, Wine and Gastronomy related subjects and as a Chef Lecturer in further and higher education. Her last post was as Head of Food Studies at The City of Glasgow College, Scotland’s largest college.

Her mantra, shared within the Tasting Scotland team is straightforward “if you want to understand a country then understand its food and drink traditions. The Scottish larder is quite simply bursting with iconic food and drink, with each region producing must try specialities with their own unique tale. It’s the tastiest, most accessible way to really get to know a country”.

We look forward to welcoming you to the real Scotland.