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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. Glen Moray Distillery

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    Elgin

    A warm welcome awaits you at this friendly and informal working distillery in Elgin, the capital of Speyside.

  2. Pulteney Distillery

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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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    Forres

    A perfectly preserved time capsule of the distiller's art.

  4. 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.

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    Brora

    Founded by the Duke of Sutherland in 1819, the Clynelish Distillery is steeped in history and full of flavour.

  6. Tour Skye

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    Broadford

    Welcome to Tour Skye

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    Glenlivet

    Cragganmore Distillery, on the banks of the River Spey, is home to one of the most complex and characterful malt whiskies of the revered Speyside region.

  8. Speyside Tours

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    Dufftown

    Welcome to Speyside Tours

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    Muir of Ord

    A visit to Glen Ord, on the edge of the Black Isle in the Highlands west of Inverness, is a delight to both the eye and the palate.

  10. The Glenfiddich Distillery

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    Dufftown

    Set in the heart of the Highlands, Glenfiddich (meaning 'Valley of the Deer' in Gaelic) is a place of breathtaking beauty and home to the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky.

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