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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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 […]

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 water all add to their uniquely smooth and mellow spirit.

Macallan is open on Saturday and Sundays from 10.00 – 18.00 during the period of ‘additional restriction’ (until 25th October) The Macallan Boutique will remain open as will Elchies Brasserie, although no alcohol will be able to be served with meals. The Macallan Bar will unfortunately be closed. To protect our staff and guests, we […]

THE HOME OF CHIVAS TEAM WILL BE READY TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO STRATHISLA DISTILLERY ON THE 7 TH AUGUST. To keep you and our staff safe and well we are operating in a slightly different way: We will greet you at our welcome tent before reaching the brand home to take your temperature Please […]

We will re-open to welcome visitors on Wednesday 19th August. PLease see out website for up to date information or email enquiries@speysidecooperage.co.uk. Multi award-winning working cooperage with unique visitor centre. Come and see our highly skilled coopers and our apprentices practising their ancient craft. Each year we repair around 100,000 oak casks which will be […]

Guests, please note that the visitor centre is open but we are currently only operating on our winter opening hours Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm. Safety of our staff and visitors is paramount so we are unable to offer tours at present but our shop, coffee shop and tasting flights are available with limited […]

The Glenfiddich Distillery reopened to guests on Wednesday 15th July 2020. Initially operating reduced opening hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 09:30 – 16:00. The Robbie Dhu Terrace* A specially created covered patio terrace overlooking the Robbie Dhu will offer: Tea, coffee and cakes: 09:30 – 16:00 | Breakfast: 09:30 – 11:30 | Lunch: 12:00 – 15:30 | Afternoon tea: […]