Tag: distilleries

  • Forres

    1496 confirmed the appointment of the ancient town Forres as a Royal Burgh. It is here that a mysterious rise by the name of Castle Hill exists.

  • Craigellachie

    Craigellachie is a small village that goes back to 1750's and is situated in the middle of Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland. The name of the town means "Rocky Hill" which describes its location well, as Craigellachie can be found situated on and around two river valleys. Aberlour village is relatively close to Craigellachie and can easily be reached by foot if you are keen to do ...

  • Aberlour

    Aberlour is a small village found in the Speyside District and in the region of the Highlands in Scotland. The full name of the village, which has a population of about 1,092, is Charlestown of Aberlour. The name of the village comes from its founder Mr. Charles Grant of Elchies who named it after his son in 1812.

  • Tobermory Distillery

    Tobermory Distillery has been around since 1823 but has been closed for nearly half that time, considering the number of spells it has been non-functional. The only distillery on the incredibly beautiful Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, Tobermory is now owned by Burn Stewart Distillers.

  • Balvenie

    Balvenie Distillery suffers a little in comparison with its more celebrated big sister Glenfiddich! Located near each other and owned by the same family, William Grant, the Balvenie Distillery is a little rough around the edges, lacking the sparkle of Glenfiddich. This actually adds to its charm and makes it seem more ‘real’.

  • Highland Park

    The origins of the northernmost distillery in the world are heady and colorful. Highland Park Distillery began as an illegal still in the 1790s on a hill outside Kirkwall in Orkney, Scotland. Magnus Eunson of Gallowhill, a church official by day and a smuggler by night, began Highland Park Distillery and using the exceptional waters of the region. This classic single malt distillery is ...

  • Bruichladdich

    Bruichladdich is known as The Sophisticated Islay and is a multilayered whisky with the complexity of fine wine. This is perhaps to be expected as some of the present owners of this Islay distillery are from the wine trade. Bruichladdich is proud of a 100% Island of Islay product - from barley to bottle. The only Islay distillery to bottle its own whisky, Bruichladdich has a creamy texture ...

  • Ardbeg

    Smugglers were distilling whisky here way back in 1794, though officially the Ardbeg Distillery was started in 1815. Located about four miles out of Port Ellen, Ardbeg distillery nestles in a rocky cove on the Island of Islay's southern tip. The island lies off the west coast of Scotland.

  • Aberlour Distillery

    Aberlour was the brainchild of James Fleming, wholesaler, distiller and philanthropist. He built the most perfect, modern distillery of its time in 1879 at an ideal location. Aberlour Distillery is situated in Speyside in the Highlands, the home of malt Scotch whisky and numerous distilleries. It was built at the confluence of the two important rivers of the region, the rivers Lour and Spey. ...

  • Glenfarclas Distillery

    The only thing that has changed in 165 years is the label – this is the proud claim about the fine single malt whisky produced at Glenfarclas. It is made by the Grant family who has owned the distillery for six generations. One of the few independent family owned distilleries functioning in Scotland today, the Grant family has owned Glenfarclas since 1865.