Whisky is big business in Scotland! There are certain areas which are very popular with those wishing to take a tour, such as Moray and Islay. However, did you know there is a distillery on remote Ardnamurchan? Most of the True Highlands 14 areas have at least one distillery. Even if you aren’t a whisky drinker, the tours and history associated with the distilleries, are fascinating and worth the trip.

But it’s not just distilleries that can offer a whisky experience! Many bars in the Highlands and Islands boast amazing and unusual collections of whisky and it’s a great way to enjoy an evening. Some of the more traditional pubs often have impromptu music evenings with locals bringing along their instruments for a jam session!

There are also many whisky shops offering a gob-smacking amount of choice and the staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

So whether it’s a tour or a night by the log fire, you can’t come all this way without trying a local dram. Sláinte!


Benromach Distillery – Forres

At Benromach, we handcraft our whisky and make it slowly, the time-honoured way. Using the finest natural ingredients our 3 distillers orchestrate every second of the distillation process; there are no short cuts to perfection. We make it this way to give our whisky that gorgeous pre-1960s Speyside character: beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke.

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Making whisky by hand is a rare craft these days. Come and see our 3 distillers at work, take one of our 5 tours and even bottle your own. The visitor centre has lots of mementoes to take away and, of course, you can enjoy a tutored tasting of our gorgeous classic Speyside Single Malt Whisky. Sláinte!


Cardhu – Whisky Distillery, Tours and Shop – Aberlour

Cardhu is the only malt distillery to be pioneered by a woman. In 1811 John and Helen Cumming sited their first still at Cardow Farm on the Mannoch Hill, high above the River Spey. A visit to Cardhu be a tour to learn the fascinating history or perhaps a visit to the shop, where staff are delighted to answer any questions you have about their selections.

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From the light character of the 12 year old Cardhu to the 15 and 18 year olds offering something a bit more complex, it goes without saying, that you will find something to suit your taste. Enjoy the experience!


Cragganmore – Whisky Distillery, Tours and Shop – Ballindalloch

Cragganmore is home to one of the most complex and characterful malt whiskies of the revered Speyside region. Not only that, it is one of the few distilleries that boast flat top stills, which gives Cragganmore it’s unique character and makes it a must see for any visitor to Scotland.

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There are two tours to choose from, with the Expressions Tour offering visitors a guided tour of the distillery and short history, followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of 3 single malts. A must for any whisky aficionado.

Lossiemouth, Morayshire, N/E Scotland

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