Scotland’s Whisky Trail

The best thing about Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail is that it is the only malt whisky trail in the world! So when you take a vacation to Scotland to discover the difference between whiskey and whisky, you’ll truly be experiencing a one of a kind trip!

Scotland is known for its many great whiskies, and there are multiple distilleries throughout the country. Each distillery offers a unique tour that will give you the inside scoop on how their whisky is made. Plus, you can taste most of them, too!

The whisky trail goes through Scotland’s best known whisky region, Speyside. There are eight distilleries and a cooperage that make up the trail.

  1. Benromach: Located outside of Forres, this distillery has a few options for tours, depending on what you’re looking for. You can do the welcome tour, essential tour, exclusive managers tour, or bottle your own experience tour; the prices range from £5.00 per person to £60.00 per person.
  2. Cardhu: This used to be Cardow Farm, but now is a distillery located in Knockando. Here you’ll take one of their tours (ranging from £5.00 to £20.00) and will taste their Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky or the Cardhu Special Cask Reserve.

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    Dallas Dhu Distillery: Although no longer in production, tours of Dallas Dhu still take place all year around for  £5.20. The first barrel of whisky was distilled here in 1899 and the last was in 1983.

  4. Glenfiddich: Located in Dufftown, the Glenfiddich distillery was built by the Grant family in 1887. This whisky can be found all around the world. Tours range in price from free to £75, which gives you the opportunity to bottle your own Glenfiddich.

  5. Glen Grant: This whisky is named after it’s founder, Glen Grant, and is located in Rothes. The tour cost is only £5.00 and includes a tasting.

  6. The Glenlivet: Tours at Glenlivet range in price from free to £60 per person, and this is one of the tours you won’t want to miss. Glenlivet was the winner of the Best Visitor Attraction Award at the 2013 Scottish Thistle Awards, and this scotch is famous around the world.

  7. Glen Moray: This distillery is located in Elgin, and tours are either £3 or £15 per person. This is another whisky that is famous around the world.

  8. Speyside Cooperage: Although not a distillery, this is a must-see part of the trail because it is the only working cooperage in the UK. Here, the casks are produced from the best American oak, and they are said to be a necessity to the whisky making process in Scotland. Tours at the Speyside Cooperage are £3.50 per person.

  9. Strathisla: This distillery has been operating since 1786, and is home to a famous whisky, Chivas Regal. Tours here range from £7.50 to £50.

The best time to travel to Scotland and visit the malt whisky trail is in May or September when festivals are going on. However, the distilleries on the trail are open all year round.

If you’re a big fan of whisky, then this is a great chance to add a little luxury to your trip with a chauffeur driver. You won’t be disappointed with the whisky or the great views of Scotland that you get while exploring the Speyside region. You’ll be able to experience more when you’re not worried about driving, as well!

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