Whisky Distilleries in Scotland
Whisky: A Fine Scottish Treasure
It is no wonder that whisky is amongst Scotland’s finest treasures! For a spirit to be legally called "Scotch Whisky" it must meet certain requirements and distillation standards mandated under Scottish law. Some of these requirements include strict controls over fermentation, labeling, purity (non-adulteration), distillation, and alcohol content. These standards are intended to protect both the nomenclature and integrity of Scotch Whisky, as well as its distillers.
For malt whisky connoisseurs, Scotland has been classified or divided into distinct regions and smaller districts. These regions are generally regarded as Highlands, Speyside, Lowlands and Campbeltown. However, for purposes of assigning geographic territories for Scotch whisky, the Scotch Whisky Association is considering the formal adoption of a new geographical scheme that divides Scotland into distinct whisky Territories- Lowland, Highland, Speyside, Island, Islay, and Campbeltown.
Aside from distilleries, Scotland is home to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society which located in the seaside town of Leith on the outskirts of Edinburgh proper and a stone’s throw from Scottish Parliament. At the Scotch Malt Whisky Society members and their guests can sample the best single cast malts in a private club atmosphere surrounded by unmarked casks of the world’s finest whiskies.
Scotland’s whiskies are not only famous in the United Kingdom, but also world-wide where whisky clubs, bars and societies boast record sales. Members of whisky societies often host regularly scheduled events ranging from taste-testing to private parties where member can enjoy their passion for whisky with like-minded enthusiasts. Whisky bars have also grown in popularity as curious patron expand their knowledge and interest single malt whisky, blended whiskies, as well as pure malt and single grain scotch.
Everybody agrees that Scotland is the capital of whisky and with more than 125 whisky distilleries within a two hundred mile radius, Scotland is home to the world’s finest and most celebrated whisky brands, historical centers, and renown whisky experts and societies. For your enjoyment, Scotland.com has collected information about more than 100 distilleries throughout Scotland’s most famous whisky regions.
We hope you enjoy our online guide, forums and resources about the many fine Scotch malt whiskies that Scotland has to offer.
Aberfeldy Distillery, Scotland
Ardmore Distilleries, Scotland
Balvenie Distillery, Scotland
Dallas Dhu Distillery, Scotland
Glendronach Distillery, Scotland
Glenfiddich Distilleries, Scotland
Glengarioch Distillery, Scotland
Royal Lochnagar Distilleries, Scotland
Aberlour Distillery, Scotland
Balblair Distilleries, Scotland
Ben Nevis Distillery, Scotland
Campbell Distilleries, Scotland
Clynelish Distillery, Scotland
Dalmore Distillery, Scotland
Glen Grant Distillery, Scotland
Glengoyne Distillery, Scotland
Glenmorangie Distilleries, Scotland
Oban Distilleries, Scotland
Pulteney Distillery, Scotland
Strathisla Distillery, Scotland
Talisker Distilleries, Scotland
Tamdhu Distillery, Scotland
Ardbeg Distilleries, Scotland
Bowmore Distilleries, Scotland
Bruichladdich Distillery, Scotland
Caol Ila Distillery, Scotland
Isle of Jura Distilleries, Scotland
Lagavulin Distilleries, Scotland
Laphroaig Distilleries, Scotland
Tobermory Distillery, Scotland
Benromach Distillery, Scotland
Cardhu Distillery, Scotland
Dailuaine Distillery, Scotland
Glen Moray Distillery, Scotland
Glenfarclas Distillery, Scotland
Glenlivet Distilleries, Scotland
Glenrothes Distillery, Scotland
Knockando Distillery, Scotland
Longmorn Distillery, Scotland
Macallan Distilleries, Scotland