The most southerly of Aberdeenshire’s whisky distilleries, Fettercairn Distillery was founded in 1824 and lies nestled in the foothills of the majestic Cairngorm Mountains, between Dundee and Aberdeen. Visit the distillery to discover how the crystal-clear spring water from the Cairngorm Mountains helps to produce Fettercairn’s light and fruity Highland malts.
Further north, between Huntly and Portsoy, barrels of the richly sherried whiskies of GlenDronach Distillery (pictured) have been produced for over 200 years. Choose from a range of tours to find out more about the whisky-making process and discover how the distillery’s high quality sherry casks add their sweet notes to the GlenDronach malts.
Located close to Oldmeldrum, Glen Garioch Distillery is the most easterly distillery in Scotland and has been producing award-winning Highland single malt in the same way since 1797. Learn about the traditional techniques that are still in use and find out how a former manager secured the distillery’s future by discovering a new water source.
Beautifully situated on the glittering Moray Firth, Glenglassaugh Distillery sits at the edge of Sandend Bay, just west of Portsoy. Visit the distillery in its glorious seaside location and discover the craft that goes into producing Glenglassaugh’s high quality whiskies on a behind the scenes tour.
Granted a Royal Warrant in 1848 by Queen Victoria, Royal Lochnagar Distillery is located near Her Majesty The Queen’s Scottish home, Balmoral Castle. Discover how Royal Lochnagar produces its renowned malts and hear the story of how Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, came to visit to this historic distillery.
Although they are not officially open to the public, Ardmore Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery and MacDuff Distillery will organise informal tours when booked in advance.
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