We’re ideally placed to discover the heartland of Scotland’s famous single malt whiskies.

glenfiddichDid 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

Speyside is home to more than half of Scotland’s working distilleries and boasts the world’s only malt whisky trail. Start off at Elgin’s own Glen Moray distillery, then wind your way through some of the Highlands’ most spectacular scenery and attractive villages and towns as you visit any or all of the 8 distilleries (Benromach, Dallas Dhu, Glenlivet, Strathisla, Glen Grant, Cardhu) and the Cooperage along the way.

Glenfiddich Distillery
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:

Macallan Distillery

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

Glenfarclas Distillery

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