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A view inside a mash tun - © Scotch Whisky Association
How do you make whisky?

Come and discover the secrets of the whisky-making process from grain to glass.

Whisky cocktail
Whisky cocktail recipes ››

Check our whisky cocktail recipes and learn about whisky bars in Scotland

A cheeseboard of Dunsyre blue and Lagavulin 16-year-old at the Amber Restaurant, Edinburgh
Whisky and food pairings ››

Find out how to pair your whisky with food to bring out the best of both flavours

A glass of whisky - to promote responsible drinking
Drink responsibly ››

Find useful information about sensible drinking

During the Year of Food & Drink Scotland 2015, the country will be celebrating its fantastic natural larder – and rightly so. And what better way to celebrate than with a dram of the finest Scotch whisky? May is Whisky Month when we pay homage to our national drink, or 'uisge beatha' as we call it – the ‘water of life’. Join in the merriment with our packed calendar of excellent events throughout the month, including whisky festivals, tastings and more.

  • Whisky tasting at Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire
    Whisky tasting at Gleneagles Hotel
  • Strathisla Distillery in Moray
    Strathisla Distillery in Moray
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  • Two men in full traditional Highland dress enjoy a dram of whisky
    Two men in full traditional Highland dress enjoy a dram of whisky
A whisky walk takes place at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Whisky events in May

Join in with some fantastic whisky events taking place across Scotland.

Sampling whisky in the Quaich Bar of the Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie, during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

What kind of whisky are you?

Take the Whisky Month quiz and find your Scotch soul mate!

A glass of whisky sitting on a table

Distilleries eBooks

Download our FREE whisky distilleries eBooks for a whisky adventure

A selection of over 100 whiskies in the Whisky Bar, Glasgow

Whisky bars and pubs

Stop in at one of Scotland's oldest and award-winning whisky bars and sample a wee dram or a whisky cocktail.

The mash tun at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum

About whisky

Discover more about whisky, Scotland's national drink, from its history to the whisky production.

A man enjoys a dram of whisky ad Dundas Castle near Edinburgh

Whisky tastings

Follow our comprehensive whisky guide to help you discover the unique flavours of Scotch drams you’ll love.

Looking across to the main buldings of the Cardhu Distillery


There are hundreds of working distilleries across Scotland, each producing single malts with distintive flavours. Find out more about the Scotch whisky regions of Scotland and the distilleries you can visit.

Abhainn Dearg Distillery, Isle of Lewis

Whisky trails

Follow the Malt Whisky Trail or the western coast whisky itineraries and uncover Scotland’s national drink in distilleries and a cooperage.