Whisky Distilleries

Have a tipple or two

Travel the Whisky Trail

If your looking for a day whisky tasting then a trip over to Speyside will be sure to keep you busy. There are lots of great distilleries to be found. Plan carefully though as they can get quite busy in the high season, so it's better to book ahead.

Uisge beatha is the Scottish Gaelic term for ‘water of life’ with uisge simply meaning water and beatha meaning life. It is a straightforward translation of the Latin ‘aqua vitae’.



The ingredients of whisky are unique to Scotland itself: Fields of golden barley, an abundance of clear pure water and rich and thick earthy peat cut from the moors.

There are two types of whisky: single malt and grain, the latter being faster and cheaper to produce. Most of the popular brands are blends of both types of whisky. Most of the single malt produced is used to flavour the blended brands, such as Bells, Teachers, Famous Grouse, etc.

Single malts are a different matter altogether. Each is distinctively different with the finer nuances of flavour and aroma deriving from the peat used for drying, the type of oak casks used for maturing and the water used for mashing.


There are cool distilleries closer to home though!

Within a short drive of Inverness you have Muir of Ord, Glen Wyvis, Dalmore, and Glenmorangie Distilleries all of which have visitor centres and tours. Oh, and great dram's.

Just remember you need someone else to drive you around though. Hahaha.

Royal Brackla

Royal Brackla distillery is a Highland Scotch whisky distillery on the Cawdor Estate, near Nairn in Scotland.

Nairn, IV2 5QY

01667 123456


Glen Ord

The Singleton of Glen Ord is a whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands and is the only remaining single malt scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle. You can now ...

Muir of Ord

01463 872004


The Macallan

An obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Macallan since its founding by Alexander Reid. The distillery is surrounded by a 485 acre estate in the Spey Valley.

+44 (0)1340 318 000


Glen Wyvis

The distillery is owned by a group of crowd funders and is entirely powered by renewable energies.

Dingwall, Ross-shire

01349 862005



Glenmorangie is a distillery in Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland, that produces single malt Scotch whisky. Their main product is the range of Glenmorangie single malt whisky's.

Tain, Ross-shire



The Dalmore distillery is located in Alness, Scotland, which is 20 miles north of Inverness. It sits on the banks of the Cromarty Firth overlooking the Black Isle.

Alness, Ross-shire



The Tomatin Distillery lies just 16 miles south of Inverness and 15 miles north of Aviemore on the A9. The company showcases the natural landscape surrounding it. Tours are available 7 days a ...

Tomatin Distillery, Inverness IV13 7YT




Dalwhinnie Distillery stands in the Cairngorm National Park at the heart of the Scottish Highlands in the village of Dalwhinnie. From this remote but accessible location comes our liquid known ...

General Wade's Military Rd, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA

01540 672219


Ben Nevis

Founded by John “Long John” MacDonald in 1825, Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. Nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which ...

Lochy Bridge, Fort William PH33 6TJ