Scotland is split into five distinctive whisky-producing regions. The same basic process is used to produce whisky across the country but subtle variations mean single malts from each region have unique characteristics and flavours.
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Campbeltown, the small coastal town at the tip of the Kintyre peninsula, once boasted over 30 local distilleries but now has just three. Nevertheless, they are still considered by serious malt lovers to represent a distinct region in their own right.
Single malts produced here are noticeable for their briny character and some boast peaty notes.
Pronounced "eye-luh", this is the greatest of whisky-producing islands. It is only 25 miles long, but has no fewer than eight distilleries.
It’s covered in peat which is exposed to rain and sea spray. Harvested and used to malt the barley used in distilling, the peat gives the single malts here their characteristic smoky flavour with some salty, seaweed notes.
By far the biggest region geographically, the Highland malts inevitably embrace wide and robust flavour variations.
Generally heavier and drier in character compared to other regions, whiskies from here often have nutty, honey, heather or peaty notes. Distilleries near the sea also have some salty, maritime influences in their malts.
Conveniently located close to the home of golf, St Andrews, the Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre sits in a charming 18th century farm steading and features an exhibition, distillery tours, whisky tastings, shop and cafe. Open 7 days with fl
The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. This alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt whisky is so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave.
Annandale Distillery was established in 1836 and reborn in 2014 following an extensive £10.5million restoration project. Once again single malt Scotch whisky is being produced in the region after almost a 100 year sleep.
The home of 'The Edinburgh Malt' is located in the rolling farmland of East Lothian and houses an excellent exhibition in the listed red brick buildings.
From 16th June to 31st October, we will be offering daily luxury, return transport services b
Located in the beating heart of Scotland’s capital, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination quite unlike any other. It’s here that we produce small batches of gin, inspired by the majesty, marvel and mischief of Edinburgh and its inhabitants.