Whisky Tour Scotland
There are 98 active whisky distilleries in Scotland and each with its own distinctive character and flavour. Many of these distilleries have their own visitors centre and will provide you with a warm welcome and possibly a wee dram (alcoholic drink) to warm you up, unless you’re driving of course!
Come to the Home of Whisky
Whisky has been produced in Scotland for many years and accounts for more than 85 per cent of Scottish food and drink exports. During the early years there were more illegal distilleries than legal ones and it has now evolved into a global enterprise worth billions of pounds and employing over 10,000 people in Scotland alone.
Explore Each Whisky-Producing Region
Scotland has five whisky regions; Speyside, Campbeltown, Highland, Islay and Lowland, each giving their whisky a distinct flavour. The source of water for the whisky and presence of peat in the local area can have a huge bearing on the taste you experience.
Plan Your Whisky Adventure
There are lots of distilleries scattered all over Scotland and they are all really well sign posted. Should you wish we would be happy to make up a personal itinerary based on your personal preferences.
A Few of Our Favourite Whisky Distilleries:
Deep in Whisky country on Speyside, Cardhu was formed by a reformed whisky smuggler but run mainly by his wife, the only woman to pioneer a malt whisky. Cardhu was later sold to Johnie Walker, providing them with whisky for their blends and their own highly rated single malt.
Take a step back in time to see how whisky was made in Scotland during the 1900s and even have a sample the fine whisky. Enjoy an audio guide, and audio-visual presentation, and explore the different stages of the process to produce the wonderful end product.
Beautifully situated in the south of Islay, Laphroaig is one of three ‘Kildalton Distilleries’ and the Gaelic name translates to ‘the beautiful hollow by the broad bay’. Considered one of the strongest flavoured Scoth whiskies, it is generally aged to 10 years.
The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, the Talisker Distillery is set on the shore of Loch Harport and boasts fantastic views of the Cuillins. The whisky itself is a sweet and full-bodied single malt that is easy to enjoy.
A lowlands malt distillery situated between Glasgow and Loch Lomond at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills. The name means ‘corner of the field’ and the whisky is smooth, delicate and light with a subtle aroma and flavour, achieved through triple distillation.
Take a tour of the distillery on the beautiful island of Islay and see the distillers work their magic amongst the pear shaped stills. A peated malt with slow distillation and long maturation ensure that this Islay whisky develops a rich and peaty character.