Food & Drink in May

As May is Scotland’s official Whisky Month, why not take the time to find out more about Scotland’s national drink? There are over 100 distilleries in Scotland which you can visit across five distinct whisky regions; Highlands, Speyside, Islay, Campbeltown and the Lowlands. From the distinctive peaty smokiness of Islay drams to the light, mellow flavours of the Lowland malts, you will discover new flavours in every whisky you try.

If you want to visit a few distilleries during your time in Scotland, you can follow the Malt Whisky Trail, the only official malt whisky trail in the world. This trail will take you through the Speyside region where you will discover eight distilleries as well as the Speyside Cooperage, where whisky casks are made.

As well as the distilleries themselves, there are great bars and pubs across Scotland where you can sample many a dram or even try a whisky cocktail. Visit Glasgow’s iconic whisky bar The Pot Still to try some remarkable malts. The bar is stocked with over 300 different whiskies, some of which are only available in this bar.
Edinburgh is home to the aptly-named premier bar Whiski which is home to an outstanding collection of over 270 malts. Visit Edinburgh’s unique attraction The Scotch Whisky Experience and take a barrel ride through a replica distillery on their fascinating tour. You can learn all the secrets behind whisky creation and enjoy a tasting session.