If you want great whiskies, ales, ciders and wines, look no further than Dumfries & Galloway. Pay a visit to the region's only brewery and Scotland's most southerly distillery and take a behind the scenes tour to discover how these unique drinks are made.You can even pick up a cask or bottle to take home with you at fantastic specialist shops.
Enjoy a tour of Dumfries & Galloway's Bladnoch Distillery near Wigtown and discover how Scotland's most southerly distillery created the delicious single malt whisky. Find out more about whisky in the region.
Beers and ales
Scotland’s Food Town of Castle Douglas is also the location of Dumfries & Galloway’s only brewery. Sulwath Brewery creates a range of unique craft ales and refreshing lagers with truly distinctive flavours. Learn the art of making the perfect craft ale, meet the brewers and enjoy a tasting at the end of your visit. The brewery also hosts an annual beer festival which features speciality beers.
Ciders and wines
A growing number of locally-produced ciders and wines are also proving popular across the region. Using only apples sourced from the local area, Waulkmill near Langholm is the only traditional brewer of Scottish cider in the country. If you’re looking for something a little milder, the apple juice is a delicious alternative. The Glebe House Winery in Ecclefechan produces delicious fruit wine and tours of the winery are available by appointment only.
Our cookery school classes are held every month and while they are only one day cookery classes why not make a break of it, arrive the night before and enjoy a drinks reception along with a sumptuous 4 course dinner before the cookery class the next
Scottish Cider and Perry made using very old Tradditional methods.Cider vinegar is produced by the "Orlene's" method of production and can take up to 9 months and is then matured in 90 yr Old Oak Rum Barrels