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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? All of the True Highlands 8 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!

 

GlenWyvis Distillery – Dingwall, Ross-shire

The Worlds First 100% Community Owned Distillery

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Find out more about GlenWyvis Distillery

In 2016, 2600 people invested in GlenWyvis Distillery Community Benefit Society – to create the world’s first 100% community-owned distillery. And from 3rd August 2017, you can join us.

By investing just £250, you will become part-owner of a whisky distillery. Crucially, your investment will also support the regeneration of Dingwall, creating jobs and opportunities for young people – as future profits will be re-invested back into the community to support worthwhile projects. We’ve also made it easy to gift an investment to family or friends.

GlenWyvis Basecamp is our community shop and visitor centre on Dingwall High Street. We are still busy building GlenWyvis Distillery, so Basecamp is our interim home for now. Pop in to meet the GlenWyvis team and learn more about the community-led revival of craft distilling in Dingwall.

The historic town of Dingwall is part of the world renowned North Coast 500 – and Basecamp is an official NC500 passport-stamping destination. NC500 GlenWyvis Gin is also stocked exclusively at Basecamp – each bottle of this limited-edition gin is individually numbered and bottled at 50.0% abv in honour of this iconic touring route.

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Ben Nevis Distillery – Fort William

Distillery Tours, Gift Shop and Restaurant

t: +44 (0)1397 702476 | Website
e: colin@bennevisdistillery.com

Find out more about Ben Nevis Distillery

Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery was established in 1825 and is nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4'406 feet above sea level. This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft.

Not only can you buy the superb single and blended malts, you can take a tour, meet the Giant, Hector McDram, browse the gift shop and even have lunch in the restaurant. A trip to this distillery is a great day out and one to be savoured! The distillery, very proudly, also holds a Green Tourism Silver Award.

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