Scotland is known for its whisky distilleries – but with so many to choose from, how can you be sure you’re visiting the best ones on your visit? With a huge range of things to do in Scotland, how could you ever choose? To offer you some guidance, we’ve put together a list of three of the most interesting distilleries in Scotland.
The only distillery based on the Isle of Skye, a visit to Talisker distillery offers not only the unique opportunity to see how one of the world’s most famous whiskys is made, but also lets you explore the picturesque surroundings of the isle. Talisker offers a number of different distillery tours to keep you entertained, including warehouse tours, cask making demonstrations, and a tasting tour.
However, your visit to the Isle of Skye needn’t only be to take a distillery tour. The isle is filled to the brim with world class restaurants and historical points of interest, and opportunities for hill walking and hiking. Make a day of it, and see everything that this historic, beautiful part of Scotland has to offer, like the Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle or Dunvegan Castle (the seat of Clan MacLeod).
This Highland distillery is situated on the tranquil shores of Dornoch Firth, in the Ross-shire countryside. Glenmorangie has an especially interesting history, intertwined with the legend of the Men of Tain – the name for the 16 workers who distil the whisky all year round and have produced whisky in the same way for hundreds of years. As well as offering a number of different tours, Glenmorangie also boasts its own golf course, if golfing is your thing.
Awarded five stars by the Scottish Tourism Board, Aberlour distillery is one of the best and most interesting across the whole of Scotland. Situated within the beautiful, historic Highland landscape at Speyside, a visit to Aberlour distillery is not only about the whisky. Their unique ‘Casks from the Past’ tasting tour places the distillery in the wider historical context of the landscape – providing a great day out for both whisky aficionados and those who want to learn more about the mythological history of the Highlands. Arberlour is an unmissable experience.