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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 GOODWILL Scottish Gin – Dingwall, Ross-shire

The Worlds First 100% Community Owned Distillery

t: +44 (0)1349 862005
e: info@glenwyvis.com
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Find out more about GlenWyvis GOODWILL Scottish Gin

GlenWyvis Distillery opened in late 2017 bringing distilling back to the town of Dingwall for the first time in over 90 years. We produce single malt whisky and craft gin in the world’s first 100% community-owned, fully sustainable distillery.

As a community benefit society, a share of all our future profits will be invested back into community projects both locally and further afield. To date, more than 3,200 people from 32 countries have invested £3.2 million to join us on the journey.

In June 2018, we rebranded and relaunched our flagship gin with a new name, bottle and packaging. GlenWyvis GoodWill Gin is made using nine botanicals, including local hawthorn berries, and has a crisp full-bodied taste. Available in a 700ml bottle, GoodWill Gin is made to share – and embodies our community ethos.

GlenWyvis GoodWill gin can be purchased online - visit the website for details.

Investment in the second GlenWyivs share offer can still be made via Crowdfunder - and everyone is welcome to join!

The latest GlenWyvis stockist, Highland Farm Cafe, is on the outskirts of Dingwall on the Old Evanton Road. It will be the first Click and Collect partner for GlenWyvis in the Highlands. What’s more, until the distillery is able to offer on-site visits, the café will also be the new venue for private tastings. Anyone interested in booking a tutored GlenWyvis tasting at Highland Farm Café should contact Michael Fraser at michael.fraser@glenwyvis.com

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Ben Nevis Distillery – Fort William

Distillery Tours, Gift Shop and Restaurant

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