Tag: distilleries

  • Royal Lochnagar

    Three years before Queen Victoria bought Balmoral in 1848, the New Lochnagar Distillery was set up on the south side of the River Dee at Craithie. The owner was John Begg and he had added the prefix ‘New’ as there was already a Lochnagar distillery on the north banks of the River Dee. Begg took a chance and invited his new royal neighbors to visit his plant which was half a mile away from ...

  • Laphroaig

    Laphroaig, pronounced ‘la-froyg’, is Gaelic for “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay”. This town lends it name to the exceptional single malt from the tiny Island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. The inimitable whisky is distilled and bottled by the original founders of the distillery, D. Johnston & Co. The distillery is located in a broad depression on the south coast of Islay, ...

  • Glenrothes Distillery

    Two memorable legends are associated with Glenrothes Distillery. One is about the resident ghost and the other of the great fire which saw whisky flowing down the streets. The latter incident had locals scooping up the amber liquid in whatever they could find and it left the farmers’ cattle and the fish in the Rothes Burn rather tipsy.

  • Edradour

    At Scotland’s smallest distillery three men still makes whisky by hand. At Edradour the original equipment used over 150 years has remained unchanged. Just twelve casks of whisky are produced every week - you really have to be lucky to get a bottle of this rare single malt.

  • Isle Of Jura

    The Isle of Jura Distillery is one with a mission. It was started with the intention of providing employment to the locals and also to produce a Highland whisky that was not as peaty as the rest – but distinctive. It seems to have achieved both with some success. Jura is a magical remote island off the west coast of Scotland, where distilling whisky is at the core of the community.

  • Lagavulin

    The secret of Lagavulin is the slow pace at which every process is completed. There is no rushing here and the resultant dark ambrosia is unique whisky. Located in Port Ellen, Islay, since 1816, the distillery occupies six acres of the island, at the head of a small bay near the south coast of Islay. It is owned by White Horse Distillers, Glasgow, makers of a number of other popular ...

  • Distilleries

    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 ...

  • Glen Grant Distillery

    Glen Grant Distiller deserves to be visited not just to see its original nineteenth century buildings but also the exquisite Victorian garden. The distillery was started in 1840 and is one of the first licensed distilleries in the Scottish Highlands. Located in the Speyside region which is home to many famous Highland distilleries, Glen Grant has the perfect setting for a whisky distillery.

  • Balblair

    Balblair Distillery is located in a wild, lonely and romantic spot surrounded by the craggy mountain Ben Dearg, the Strathcarron River, the Dornoch firth and the sea. It is built high on the Dornoch firth, in the midst of sheep farms with a single-track railway nearby. Balblair is Gaelic for “battlefield” or “town of the plain”.

  • Glengoyne Distillery

    Glengoyne whisky is distilled in the Highlands and matured in the Lowlands! Glengoyne is just fifteen miles away from Glasgow and is situated on the Highland Line, the symbolic border separating the Highlands and the Lowlands. The Glengoyne Distillery has been built in a wooded valley beneath the rolling Campsie Hills at the gateway to the Highlands. It is one of the most picturesque ...