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    Clynelish Distillery

    The original Clynelish Distillery was started in 1819 in the northern outskirts of the village of Brora in the Northern Highlands by the Marquis of Stafford (later the First Duke of Sutherland). It was so successful and its whisky so popular that by the end of the century they could not accept any trade orders. The distillery was sold to Ainslie & Co in 1896, which reconstructed and expanded ...

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    Glengarioch Distillery

    The Glen Garioch Distillery was established in 1797 in the village of Old Meldrum, near Aberdeen, by John and Alexander Manson. Old Meldrum is at one end of Valley of the Garioch, pronounced Geery. The area is traditionally the finest barley growing area of Scotland. Glen Garioch distillery and a brewery were built on the site of an old tannery and water came from the Percock Hills. The ...

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    Caol Ila Distillery

    The Caol Ila Distillery gets its name from its location on the Island of Islay. Caol Ila, pronounced as 'kul-eela', is Gaelic for “Sound of Islay”. It nestles in a quiet isolated cove near Port Askaig, on the north-east corner of the island. Built in 1846 by Hector Henderson it has seen many changes in ownership but rarely stopped production. In 1857 the distillery was purchased by Bulloch ...

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    Aberfeldy

    Aberfeldy Distillery is well-known as the location of Dewar’s World of Whisky, an innovative center that takes visitors on an interactive journey about Dewar’s Whisky and its making. Nestling in the heart of the Grampian Mountains, Aberfeldy is one of the precious few distilleries from the South of the Highlands. The distillery was built on the Aberfeldy Perth railway line.

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    Pulteney

    Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly distillery in the mainland of Scotland and is located in an old fishing village called Wick. It was built by James Henderson in 1826 and the distillery remained with the Henderson family for almost a hundred years. The distillery was only accessible by sea and the barley was delivered in this way. The main consumers were the folks from the provincial ...

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    Ben Nevis

    The Ben Nevis Distillery is unique in many ways. Located at Fort William in Scotland, the distillery stands at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain after which it is named. Not only is it one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, Ben Nevis is one of the few distilleries in Western Scotland. It was built by John MacDonald (popularly known as Long John) in 1825 and he was ...

  • Fife

    Glenrothes

    The Earls of Rothes relocated to Fife in the 1700s and settled down on a piece of land that was on the northern bank of the River Leven. By the year 1947, the coal mining industry was spreading to all corners of Scotland and the land that was once inhabited by the Earls of Rothes became known as Glenrothes. It was a town destined to become a popular and well-visited tourist ...

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    Knockando

    Knockando Distillery is an old fashioned traditional distillery that has retained its human touch. Located in Morayshire amidst the hills along the River Spey, the distillery is perched on a high wooded bank between present day villages of Knockando and Archiestown in Speyside. The name Knockando originates from the Gaelic phrase "cnoc an dhu" which means "little black hill".

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    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.

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    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’.