As guest at Ballindalloch, your time with them will be tailored to you. The framework of tours is listed below, but whether you are new to distilleries or a regular visitor, there will be something new enjoy. The unique nature of the distillery allows you to get closer to the production process than almost anywhere […]
Moray Speyside is Malt Whisky Country
Moray Speyside is home to some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery and lush landscapes. However, the region is perhaps better known for being the home of Malt Whisky, over half of all of Scotland’s whisky distilleries can be found in Moray Speyside.
Situated in between Inverness and Aberdeen, the region spreads from the rugged Moray coastline down towards the famous Cairngorms National Park. The River Spey, Scotland’s fastest flowing river, carves its way through the region, starting in the Cairngorm mountains before finally joining the sea at Spey Bay on the Moray Coast. The majority of our distilleries are dotted throughout the glens surrounding this iconic water source.
The area’s rich supply of pure water and beautiful inland setting help to produce smooth and complex whiskies that provide an elegant contrast to the heavily peated whiskies that are produced by distilleries in other regions. Moray Speyside whiskies can often be identified by their sweet and fruity notes. However, hints of nuts and malt are also common, with some whiskies possessing a refined smokiness.
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Tomintoul scotch whisky Distillery is situated high up in the Speyside national park in Tomintoul, and is surrounded by some great scenery. Tomintoul Distillery was built in 1964. This distillery uses traditional techniques that stretch back hundreds of years, to make their award-winning single malt, “the gentle dram”. The natural environment, fresh air and pure […]
The Macallan distillery producing single malt Whiskey distillery situated in Aberlour, Moray. The Macallan distillery was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher in 1824. The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gallic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan – who held a […]
Strathisla distillery is a scotch whisky distillery based in Strathisla, Speyside. Members of the public can visit the distillery and discover the history behind the world-famous blended Scotch through two one-hour tasting experiences; Chivas: The Blend and Discover the Distillery Reserve Collection. In 1786 Alexander Milne and George Taylor license the distillery making it the […]
The Speyside Cooperage whisky distillery has a visitor centre that is usually open to members of the public, along with a cafe and gift shop. The distillery is located in Dufftown, Moray. Since 1947, Speyside Cooperage has produced the finest whisky from the best American Oak. In 2008 the distillery was sold to the French […]
Glen Moray whisky distillery is small, friendly and informal based in the heart of Elgin, the historical capital of Speyside. The distillery is over a century old and a lot has changed. However, the ingredients, processes and the skills of those responsible for producing this finest quality single malt whisky remain the same. Glen Moray […]
The Glenlivet distillery is known for producing single malt whiskey in Glenlivet, Moray. The distillery is known to be one of the most modern to this day in Speyside and also to be one of the first distillers to get noticed for a note of ‘pineapple’. In 1774 Andrew Smith began the distillery, since then […]
The Glenfiddich Distillery based in Dufftown, Moray has been producing malt whiskey since 1887. William Grant is the founder of the distillery with it being built in 1886. Today, Glenfiddich remains the world’s best-selling single malt with sales in excess of a million cases a year.
The Glenfarcas distillery is a family business and has been since 1865. The distillery is situated in Ballindalloch, Moray. Glenfarcas distillery was established in 1836 by Robert Hay when he purchased a license to run a distillery on his farm, The distillery was later bought over by the Grants in 1865.