We're ideally placed to discover the heartland of Scotland's famous single malt whiskies.
Did you know:
The French drink more Scotch Whisky than Cognac
In terms of sales, Glenfiddich leads the market in single malts
The most popular malt sold in the U.S. is Macallan
Scotch is consistently listed amongst the United Kingdom’s top five export earners
It is exported to more than 200 markets worldwide - an unrivalled reach for the product of one country
The world's most popular single malt, and one of the most professional distilleries to visit.
Not on the Malt Whisky Trail, but not to be missed:
Benriach distillery is not normally open to the public, but if there are 4 of you or more, you can do a Connoisseur's Tour on a Tuesday or Thursday.
Glendronach Distillery is on a scenic back route from Sandend towards Aberdeen, near Turriff
Cragganmore is a delightful, small distillery, with distinctive flat top stills
Dalwhinnie Distillery one of the highest, in the Cairngorm National Park
Glenglassaugh - Just a short walk along the beach from Sandend Cottage
And the home of my favourite, Aberlour a'bunadh