5 awesome Scottish whisky distillery tours you have to go on

by Rachel Ricks
Thursday 01 January 1970

There are any number of whisky distilleries in Scotland, where they make the most of the distinctive spring water from the Highlands. In Gaelic it is known as ‘uisge beatha’ – water of life. Check out one of these fantastic whisky experiences, or all of them - we won't judge!

Insider knowledge: Drink your whisky neat or with water – never with a mixer – to avoid offending the locals.

The GlenDronach Distillery, Aberdeenshire

GlenDronach Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Kingsman special edition whisky

Take the Connoirsseur’s tour with an expert guide and see first-hand the methods that have been in use for more than 200 years. Upgrade to tasting tours with options to sample the best malts the distillery produces for a truly memorable experience. They have even produced an exclusive Kingsman Edition for fans of the 2017 movie.

Talisker Distillery, Isle of Skye

Talisker distillery, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye’s own distillery has been producing a highly respected malt since 1830 making it the oldest Single Malt Scoth Whisky made on the isle . Tours depart daily and reveal all behind the scenes of Talisker.

Laphroaig Distillery, Islay

Laphroaig Distillery, Scotland

Located on the sea’s edge on the isle of Islay, be brave and taste this distillery’s heavy smoked-peat flavoured whiskies - you won't regret it!

Insider knowledge: Laphroaig is pronounced ‘la-froyg’.

The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh, Scotland

You don’t have to venture out to the Highlands to have a remarkable whisky tasting. This city-centre visitor experience in Edinburgh provides all the whisky insights, the chance for a dram (or 2) and they even offer a food and drink tour where you can try some of Scotland's most traditional meals! 

Dalwhinnie Distillery Visitor Centre and Whisky Shop, Cairngorms National Park

Dalwhinnie Distillery, Scotland

Dalwhinnie combines the delights of whisky and chocolate on their tours. The site of this distillery was chosen for its crystal-clear mountain spring water and is the highest in Scotland at 1,164ft (355m) above sea level. 

Want to be escorted around? You can book a Whisky and Scottish Highlands Tour through the VisitBritain Shop.

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Rachel Ricks

Rachel is Britain's biggest fan so she couldn't possibly choose her favourite place to visit in the country! From hiking in the wild and windswept Highlands of Scotland, to moseying around the shops in Brighton's Lanes, Rachel has done it and written about it.

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