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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.

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  1. Gradings

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    Rothes

    Share the story of the only malt distillery pioneered by a woman at the Cardhu Distillery and Visitor Centre.

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    Inverness

    Welcome to Holm Mills Shopping Village

  3. The Balvenie Distillery

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    Dufftown

    The Balvenie is unlike all other single malt Scotch whiskies, thanks to a unique combination of human craft and natural alchemy.

  4. The Glenlivet Distillery

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    Glenlivet

    CLOSED FROM 26TH OCTOBER 2013. RE-OPENS 31ST MARCH 2014.

  5. Macallan Distillery

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    Craigellachie

    In the heart of the beautiful Macallan Estate, personal service and a warm greeting await every guest at the Macallan Distillery and Visitor Centre.

  6. Gradings

    Inverness City Centre

  7. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Drynoch

    The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. This alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt whisky is so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave.

  8. Gradings

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    Rothes

    Enjoy a wonderful and memorable day out at Glen Grant, tour the distillery and Victorian Woodland Garden, enjoy a coffee with local homebakes in the Coffee Shop, and for those too young to tour the distillery, take part in the animal trail.

  9. Gradings

    Dingwall Area

    Welcome to Munro Highland Tours & Malt Whisky Tours

  10. Gradings

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    Forres

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

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