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  • Dalwhinnie Distillery surrounded by mountainous Highland scenery
    Dalwhinnie Distillery - the UK’s highest distillery
  • A party of tourists enjoy a tour of the Glenfarclas Distillery
    Take a tour of the Glenfarclas Distillery
  • Looking towards Glenlivet Distillery
    Glenlivet Distillery
  • Looking at the exterior of Strathisla Distillery
    Strathisla Distillery
  • A man whisky nosing at the Strathisla Distillery
    Whisky nosing at Strathisla Distillery

With no fewer than 20 distilleries across the Highlands, whisky plays a key role in Scotland's food and drink. Explore distilleries and sample the region's distintive malts and blends, and follow the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail.

Get behind the scenes and sample a dram or two at one of the many Highland distilleries found throughout the region, from Dalwhinnie Distillery in Inverness-shire to Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye.

The Malt Whisky Trail, the only trail of its kind in the world, covers several Speyside distilleries. Follow the trail to discover the unique flavours of these world-famous whiskies, including Glenlivet in Ballindalloch and Strathisla in Keith, where you can learn about the whisky production processes and sample a dram at the end of your tour.

The Malt Whisky Trail also features the fascinating Speyside Cooperage, where you'll find the coopers hard at work, making whisky casks using traditional methods and tools.

Outwith the Malt Whisky Trail, head north to Caithness and take a tour of the Old Pulteney Distillery in Wick, whose single malt, Old Pulteney, has won a number of awards including World Whisky of the Year in the 2012 Whisky Bible.

The Whisky Castle in Tomintoul stocks a vast number of single malts, and whisky has been sold on the premises for more than a century. Meanwhile, the Whisky Shop in Dufftown has more than 600 single malts and offers whisky tasting.

Browse the listings for distilleries and whisky attractions in the Highlands.

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  1. Gradings

    Inverness

    Welcome to Holm Mills Shopping Village

  2. Gradings

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Forres

    On the outskirts of the Royal Burgh and ancient market town of Forres, lies Benromach Distillery, the smallest working distillery in Moray.

  3. Gradings

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Join us on a tour of Fort William and Lochaber. We offer a small group tour service allowing you to truly experience the delights such as the Glencoe and bathe yourself in awe at the majestic yet, raw scenery at every glance.

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Tour
    4 Tour

    Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

    Join us on a tour of the Scottish Highlands including Loch Ness, Inverness and Nairn. We offer a small group tour service allowing you to experience the delights of the area often missed in larger coaches.

  5. Ben Nevis Distillery

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    Fort William

    Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland and is home to The Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis Visitor Centre.

  6. Aberlour Distillery

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    Aberlour

    Experience the whisky distillation process first-hand, with a tour of Aberlour Distillery.

  7. Gradings

    Fort William

    Welcome to Ben Nevis Highland Centre

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Tour
    4 Tour

    Skye & Lochalsh

    Join us on a multi day tour of Skye and Lochalsh. We offer a small group tour service allowing you to experience the delights of the area often missed with larger coaches. There is no other way to discover Skye.

  9. Glenmorangie Distillery

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    Tain

    Glenmorangie Distillery has been producing its Single Highland malt Scotch whisky since 1843. Crafting the delicate spirit is entrusted to the legendary Sixteen Men of Tain.

  10. Pulteney Distillery

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
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    Wick

    The Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly on the mainland, and continues to make malt whisky using traditional methods nearly two centuries after its opening.

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