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Wiskey Distilleries to Visit

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Wiskey Distilleries to Visit

We are going to be in Edinburgh next August for the Military Tattoo and want to spend ~2 weeks doing the northern part of Scotland. Any suggestions for which distilleries have the best tours? Scotch wise our normal is 18 yo Highland Park. But we are looking for interesting / beautiful / unusual places to visit.

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You'll get a lot of responses I'm sure. Let me start by suggesting

Edradour- Scotland's smallest- Really pretty setting

Dalwinnie- I liked their showroom- very nice

Glenmorangie- Nice setting, along the Pictish trail

There are a lot along the river Spey. I'm sure your list will grow but these are a few I can personally vouch for.

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If you do a search of posts by unclegus you will find he has answered this question many times and gives excellent whisky related advice.

Note that there is no "e" in whisky when talking about the product made in Scotland

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Yesi have been to one or two distilleries in my Time.

Highland Park is an Orkney Whisky and a very fine one it is too.I visited there a few years ago and if you go to my profile you will see a picture of me standing outside.It is a great tour but serves the meanest sample I have had in any distillery anywhere.

Might be a bit far for you to visit.

Edradour is without doubt my favourite tour and one of the prettiest distilleries on mainland Scotland you could also combine this with a visit to Blair Atholl distillery and a visit to the Moulin Inn and the micro-brewery there.

see this trip report.


Further away is the Speyside region with its vast number of distilleries in the area,well worth a overnight or two stop,

Aberlour,Macallan,Balvenie,Glenfarclas,GlenFiddich,Glen Grant and many others do very good tours and all are within a short drive of each other,in fact if you wanted to you could spend a day walking part of the Speyside way and take in a distillery or two.

the following websites should give you lots of info,there is even one that gives you the proper pronounciation of the whisky names.

http://www.scotlandwhisky.com (Distilleries to visit and Whisky Embassies)







http://www.whisky-heritage.co.uk/ ( Edinburgh )

http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/jhb/whis... (pronunciation of whisky names)

http://www.wmcadenhead.com/ ( specialist whisky shop)

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/defa... (specialist whisky shop)

http://www.whiskyshop.com/ (specialist whisky shop)

Tripadvisor Forum - " A Taste of Whisky " ..... (beginners guide to Scotch whisky)

http://www.secret-scotland.com/ (self drive whisky tours)

I have written an introduction to Whisky called "A Taste of Whisky" for Trip Advisor,there is a link to it on the list there,but it has been edited to bits by people that have no clue about the passion of whisky and is pretty meaningless.If you send me and email address by PM I can forward the original article by word attachment.

hope this all helps.

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