If you want a great variety of whiskies, ales, ciders and wines, look no further than Dumfries & Galloway. Pay a visit to the region's only brewery and take a behind the scenes tour to discover how these unique drinks are made. You can even pick up a treat to take home with you at fantastic specialist shops.
Enjoy a range of whiskies in specialist shops, farmer’s markets and retailers across the region, including T.B Watson’s in Dumfries, where you’ll be spoiled for choice with over 800 different whiskies for sale.
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.
While in Gretna Green why not enjoy a refreshment, light snack or a delicious home-cooked meal in the airy self-service Blacksmiths Restaurant, which is part of Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop attraction.
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