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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 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 […]

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 […]

Please note that the Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre will open from 28th June. Please click here for more information 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 […]

Due to reopen Summer 2021, check the Glenfarclas website for the latest information.  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 […]

The Glen Grant scotch whisky Distillery Visitor Centre & Garden is based in Rothes, Moray. The Distillery has been producing single malt whiskey and has been doing so since the late 19th century. Accompanied by the distillery there is gorgeous gardens with flowers from around the world, trees, wooden bridges and a waterfall. In 1839 […]

Step back in time to see and hear how whisky was made in the 1900s. Picturesque Dallas Dhu originally made malt whisky for the popular Roderick Dhu blend. Enjoy the free audio guide and audio-visual presentation Visit the malt barn – a long, two-storey warehouse where barley was turned into malt See the kiln where […]

Cragganmore Distillery, on the banks of the River Spey, is home to one of the most complex and characterful malt whiskies of the revered Speyside region. Cragganmore Single Malt is the most complex Speyside Malt. It is in limited supply as it is one of Speyside’s smaller distilleries, now working seven days a week to […]

Re-opens for visitors from 17th June Founded by Helen Cumming in 1811 as an illicit distillery and licensed in 1824, Cardhu is the first distillery to be officially pioneered by a woman. Two women, in fact: in 1872, Elizabeth Cummings, daughter-in-law of the founders, took over the running of the distillery and set about refining […]

Please note that Benromach Distillery is currently closed, however you can take part in virtual tours. Benromach Distillery situated in Forres, Moray handcrafts whisky using a traditional process. Benromach visitor centre offers a unique insight into the distillery and is owned by the same owner as Gordon Macphail. After having plenty of setback due to […]