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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. 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.

  2. Glenfarclas Distillery

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    Glenlivet

    Glenfarclas is one of the few independent distilleries left in Scotland.

  3. Drumbeg Stores

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    Drumbeg

    Welcome to Drumbeg Stores

  4. Bygone Drives Ltd

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    Chauffeur Tour

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    Aviemore and the Cairngorms

    Bygone Drives We are a small affair delivering a unique luxury travel experience. For some it is an opportunity to ,relax and indulge for a one off special red carpet occasion. For our discerning clients we provide a tailored service with

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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.

  6. The Glenlivet Distillery

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    Glenlivet

    Revered by connoisseurs, flattered by imitators, The Glenlivet can only be made in one particular spot, in a single glen, in the heart of Scotland's malt whisky-making country.

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    Brora

    Join us for a tour of Clynelish, learn the history of the two distilleries and find out what makes Clynelish such a unique whisky.

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    Rothes

    Share with us the story of the only malt distillery pioneered by a woman. The malt whisky produced here has a warmth and cleanliness of taste which experts describe as "silky" and is used in some of the award winning Johnnie Walker blends.

  9. Strathisla Distillery

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    Keith

    With its distinctive pagodas, cobbled courtyard and picturesque buildings, Strathisla Distillery is arguably the most beautiful distillery in Scotland.

  10. TRIAN Tours

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    Bonar Bridge

    Welcome to TRIAN Tours

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