Tag: distilleries

  • Macallan

    The Macallan Distilleries of Speyside in the Highlands produces the Rolls Royce among single malt whiskies. It is a doggedly traditional distillery with its unusually small hand-made copper stills. The distillers insist on a sherry aging, always in dry oloroso casks which are shipped unbroken from Spain. Others rebuild broken casks but Macallan uses the original.

  • Bowmore

    Morrison Bowmore Distillers firmly believe that the peat, the rock and the people of Islay have made Bowmore Single Malt the special drink it is. Add to this the age old pure waters of the Laggan River, the patient maturing over decades that Bowmore spends in oak casks and the meticulous hand turning of the barley with the traditional wooden malt shovel - and you have a subtle warm and smoky ...

  • Glen Moray Distillery

    Glen Moray Distillery has been around since 1897. It is situated on the banks of the River Lossie in the city of Elgin which is the capital of Speyside – an area that is well known for the number of malt whisky distilleries it has. Glen Moray is just 35 miles east of Inverness.

  • Dailuaine Distillery

    Dailuaine Distillery lies tucked away around a mile off the main Aberlour to Grantown road in Speyside, Scotland, in what is the perfect location for a distillery in many ways. It has good quality water from the Bailliemullich Burn, access to the local supply of barley and close to the Railway Line for transportation of the whisky.

  • Dalmore Distillery

    Dalmore Distillery is unusual in many ways. Not many whisky lovers seem to be aware of this distinctive single malt that has been created in the prime barley-growing district of Scotland. The still-men who work in the distillery are basically from a few local families. There are even three generations of a family working together. They believe that their pedigreed whisky is shaped by time, ...

  • Dallas Dhu Distillery

    The best place to find out hands-on how exactly a distillery in Scotland works is to visit Dallas Dhu Distillery. This was the last distillery to be built in the nineteenth century. It was constructed in 1898-9 by a whisky blending company known as Wright and Grieg Ltd. Today it is a living Scottish museum run by Historic Scotland.

  • Dalwhinnie

    The highest distillery in Scotland is located at Dalwhinnie in Inverness-shire at an elevation of 1073 feet. The little town lies midway between Perth and Inverness in a glen with the Monadhlaith Mountains on the one side, the Forest of Atholl, the Cairngorms and the Grampians to the other. It was a popular haunt of smugglers and cattle drovers on their way to the markets of the south – in ...

  • Glenfiddich

    The world’s largest selling single malt, Glenfiddich is the only Highland Scotch whisky to be distilled matured and bottled in its own distillery, William Grant & Sons in Scotland. Single malt whisky is one that has been distilled in only one distillery and is not a blend of whiskies from different sources. One of the few distilleries still owned by the original family, it was founded in ...

  • Talisker

    Robert Louis Stevenson praised it in his 1880 poem 'The Scotsman's Return from Abroad' with the words: The king o' drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Islay or Glenlivit. Talisker is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, and is named for a nearby farm. It is located on a lee of Cnoc-nan-Speireag-Hawkhill, near the village of Carbost. It is built on the exposed west coast of the island, on ...

  • Glenturret

    You can conveniently visit what is reputed to be the oldest distillery in Scotland, which is just an hour’s drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Though illicit stills in the numerous small huts or bothies in Glenturret flourished even in 1717, a legitimate distillery was established in 1775 to make single malt whiskey. Located next to the Glenturret Burn in the heart of the scenic ...