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Whet your whistle with at Scottish whisky, raise a glass to English gin making - but did you know Wales is also leaving its mark? Britain’s distilleries are special places. Steeped in more that 500s years of history, filled with aromatic traditions and blended with exciting newcomers, why not grab a chance to take a tour, tasting or masterclass and try your hand at blending your own.

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Behind the scenes at Britain’s distilleries

Let’s toast Britain’s rich distilling history stretching hundreds of years back. Raise a glass to some of the finest whiskies and gins on the land, created in some of the island’s most scenic spots. We’ve selected some of Britain’s distillleries to help you sip, taste and tour your way round.

Delve into Britain’s leading whisky distilleries

These multi-award winning and world-celebrated whiskies come from all over Britain. Take our whistle-stop tour of the best British whisky distilleries, from Macallan to Dewer’s and Ardbeg to Penderyn.
Dewer’s Aberfeldy Distillery
Dewer’s Aberfeldy Distillery

Join a daily tour at the distillery that brought the whisky to England for the first time in a century.

Discover the flavours of The English Whisky Company
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The English Whisky Company

A big name in whisky remains located on a small, remote Scottish island.

Discover the flavours of Ardbeg Distillery
Whisky drams at Ardbeg Distillery on Islay.
Ardbeg Distillery

Drawing on influences of its scenic surroundings, this distillery offers a multi-sensory experience in the lovely Lakes.

Discover the flavours of The Lakes Distillery
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The Lakes Distillery

One of the world’s leading single malt whisky producers, try a Scottish delicacy or join a mastery dining experience.

Discover the flavours of The Macallan Estate and Distillery
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The Macallan Estate and Distillery

With two locations to choose from you won’t be short of finding a masterclass experience or tour at this Welsh distillery.

Discover the flavours of Penderyn Distilleries
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Penderyn Distilleries
Dewer’s Aberfeldy Distillery
Dewer’s Aberfeldy Distillery

Join a daily tour at the distillery that brought the whisky to England for the first time in a century.

Discover the flavours of The English Whisky Company
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The English Whisky Company

A big name in whisky remains located on a small, remote Scottish island.

Discover the flavours of Ardbeg Distillery
Whisky drams at Ardbeg Distillery on Islay.
Ardbeg Distillery

Drawing on influences of its scenic surroundings, this distillery offers a multi-sensory experience in the lovely Lakes.

Discover the flavours of The Lakes Distillery
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The Lakes Distillery

One of the world’s leading single malt whisky producers, try a Scottish delicacy or join a mastery dining experience.

Discover the flavours of The Macallan Estate and Distillery
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The Macallan Estate and Distillery

With two locations to choose from you won’t be short of finding a masterclass experience or tour at this Welsh distillery.

Discover the flavours of Penderyn Distilleries
A bottle of whisky and a glass standing on an oak barrel
Penderyn Distilleries

Britain’s best botanicals to savour and see

Although the exact origins of gin, and its most famed cocktail the ‘G&T’, might not have originated in Britain. The Brits have certainly embraced it as a firm national favourite. From English Bombay Sapphire to Welsh Aber Falls, and Scottish Pickering’s to Goosnargh’s Gin School, set off on a botanical adventure around Britain’s best gin distilleries.

Step through the Glasshour to discover all 10 unique botanticals that create this iconic brand.

Bombay Sapphire

A fiercely independent distillery in the beautiful Forest of Bowland with a passion for sustainable foraging. Join a half-day gin school or full-day foraging and distilling day for an immersive experience.

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Relatively new to the distillery serve but serving up a recipe dating back to 1947, join a Gin Jolly Tour to discover the secrets of the gin.

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Priding itself on creating bespoke spirits, join a gin tasting or gin making experience to uncover the secrets of the botanics.

In The Welsh Wind Distillery