No trip to Scotland would be complete without sampling the country’s many diverse drinks. Whether you're visiting distilleries or breweries, or simply want to relax and enjoy the many bars and pubs across the country, you've come to the right place. Don't miss the tours too which cover everything from real ale to malt whisky.
There is no better way to experience Scotland's national drink than at source and the country's many distilleries perfectly showcase the complex process involved in creating their distinctive malts.
Beers and ales
Throughout the country, you can also sample smooth craft ales in breweries and microbreweries from Stewart Brewing on the outskirts of Edinburgh, to the world's smallest island brewery on Colonsay.
Wines and Ciders
Don't miss the growing number of locally-produced wines and ciders that are also proving very popular in Scotland. Enjoy the fruit wines of Cairn O’Mohr in Perthshire and the Orkney Wine Company, or sample the distinctive ciders of Waulkmill in Dumfries & Galloway.
If you are looking for a non-alcoholic alternative, why not try Irn Bru, often described as Scotland's 'other national drink'? The popular carbonated soft drink, has been produced in Scotland by AG Barr since 1901. It is known for its original and unique taste.
Browse this section where you will find information on the great range of drinks from across Scotland and the best bars and pubs to sample them.