Whisky Month

Whisky Month 2014

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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 Month Quiz
What's your whisky soul mate? ››

Take the quiz and find out what kind of whisky you are

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

In 2014, the Year of Homecoming Scotland, May was celebrated as Whisky Month, taking in a diverse range of events ranging from whisky tasting sessions to behind-the-scenes experiences and distillery tours. If you've missed it, don't worry - there are still plenty more excellent Homecoming events showcasing the country's distinctive identity. Check out the packed programme of cultural, active, food & drink, ancestral and natural events.

  • Whisky Month logo
    Whisky Month logo
  • Inverness Whisky Festival, Highlands
    Inverness Whisky Festival
  • Two men in full traditional Highland dress enjoy a dram of whisky
    Two men in full traditional Highland dress enjoy a dram of whisky
  • Strathisla Distillery in Moray
    Strathisla Distillery in Moray
A Highland dancer taking part in the sword dancing event whilst a piper plays at the Ballater Highland Games

Homecoming events

Check out a packed programme of Scottish events for 2014

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.

Abhainn Dearg Distillery, Isle of Lewis

Whisky trails

Follow the Malt Whisky Trail or western coast whisky itineraries and uncover Scotland’s whisky regions.

The mash tun at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum

About whisky

Whisky from Scotland is full of complexities. As well as an array of distinctive flavours and smells to experience, you can find out more about its long history and discover distilling process used to create Scotland's national drink.

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

Whisky bars and pubs

Scotland has plenty of historic and unique drinking establishments where you can sample wee drams of the finest malts or watch mixologists whip up delicious cocktails.

Looking across to the main buldings of the Cardhu Distillery

Distilleries

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.

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Homecoming Scotland 2014

Come and celebrate the Year of Homecoming in 2014 when Scotland welcomes the world with a packed programme of events.

Homecoming Scotland 2014 mobile app

Download the Homecoming Scotland 2014 app

Download the Homecoming Scotland app for the latest event information