This is looking like a trip of a lifetime. I've priced out automotive rental, B&Bs, meals , tours and distillery fees and the like.
Bed and Breakfasts appear to run in the £45-60 range per night for 4 and 5 star locales. Up to $110.00 per night which is roughly $2000.00 for lodging for 21 days.
Tours of distilleries run anywhere from £6-35 depending on how fancy a tour and tasting you desire. So say about £400 for tours of 20 distilleries would be $750.00
Car rental from Edinburgh airport would run from £ 553.69 GBP / week for a Large 4x4 to £ 573.58 GBP / week for a full sized MPV van. £ 1,475.40 GBP Total $2737.00 plus gasoline. ($7-800.00 each)
So the basic trip is about $3500.00 each not including roundtrip airfare (which at present is $2400.00 + taxes) I found that we spent about $50-100 between Mrs Musky and I per day of travelling so another $700.00 – 1000.00 for expenses (meals, gratuities, beverages)
$6000.00-7000.00 Canadian is what I roughly estimate for a three week trip, subject to increase of a few more percent, which is to be expected. That's generally what it costs for any decent vacation in Europe from Canada, so it's not out of line.
Of course if I stayed home it would be a pretty good sum to use to procure some fine whiskies and never leave the Lake.
Naw, Scotland it is.