Updated: May 11
Whisky is the Scotland’s national drink and it has been crafted throughout the country for centuries. Now that Autumn is approaching it might be worthwhile visiting a few distilleries to discover the secrets of this renowned drink. There are hundreds of working distilleries operating today each one making whisky in its own unique way. A whisky location can in fact have a huge impact on its flavour, the source of the water or the presence of peat in the area will reflect in the taste.
Below you will find a list of the closest Whisky Distilleries to The Highland Club, Slange Var!!!
Ben Nevis Distillery (45 minutes from The Highland Club)
One of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland was established in 1825, and provides a unique experience to have a dram. The dominating Ben Nevis looming in the distance is what makes this whisky so unique. The water used in its creation comes from two small lochans, creating a pure and distinctive whisky.
Fort William Lochy Bridge PH33 6TJ
Tel: 01397 702476 Visitor Centre: 01397 700200 Tours: email@example.com
Dalmore Distillery (1hr 30 mins drive from The Highland Club)
Those interested in Outlander will particularly love Dalmore Distillery. Built in Mackenzie lands, and taken over by the Mackenzie family in 1867, Dalmore Distillery has created whisky situated around the story of the Mackenzie Clan from 1263 til now. With master distiller Richard Patterson at the helm, Dalmore Distillery has created remarkable whiskys, some of which only one bottle is made.
Alness Ross-shire, Scotland IV17 0UT
Tel: 01349 882 362 Tours: https://www.thedalmore.com/request-a-tour £8 per person
Dalwhinnie Distillery (1hr 30mins drive from The Highland Club
The highest distillery in Scotland is remarkable not only for its location with the Cairngorms but also for its great history. Set up in 1897, the distillery was first called Strathspey, and was built at the crossroads, where the Great North Road and the Highland Railway met. Dalwhinnie in fact means the meeting place. Enjoy a dram at this unique distillery.
Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire, PH19 1AA
Tel: 01540 672219 Tours: https://www.malts.com/en-row/distilleries/dalwhinnie/tours/ £12 per adult (including hand-made chocolates)
Glenmorangie Distillery (1hr 40mins drive from The Highland Club)
Glenmorangie means ‘valley of tranquillity’, the location the distillery’s named after being chosen for the pure hillside glen where the pure spring water comes from. Known for its casks and the distillery’s wood expertise, the whisky is extra matured in different casks to add more depth of flavour.
Near to Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1PZ
Tel: 01862 892 477 Tours: https://www.glenmorangie.com/index.php/en-us/experiences/distillery-tour
Blair Atholl Distillery (2 hour drive from The Highland Club)
Established in 1798, just outside the Cairngorms National Parks is another remarkable distillery. One of the oldest distilleries also has a unique source of water, the Allt Dour. This distillery is a must-visit, not only for the taste but also the history surrounding the whisky.
Perth Road Pitlochry PH16 5LY
Tel: 01796 482003 Tours: https://www.malts.com/en-row/distilleries/blair-athol/
Oban Distillery (2 hour drive from The Highland Club)
The distillery can be found in the centre of Oban, created in 1794. The city of Oban is based around the distillery, it being around as long as the city. Whisky lovers should certainly pay it a visit.
Stafford Street, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5NH
Tel: 01631 572004
Talisker Distillery (2 hour drive from The Highland Club)
Talisker is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye Distillery, creating delicious and distinctive single malts. Founded in 1830, the distillery has some notable fans, from HV Morton to Robert Louis Stevenson who acclaimed Talisker as one of the makers of the “king o’ drinks”. To truly understand what Robert Louise Stevenson was talking about, visit Talisker Distillery to nose and drink a dram! An excellent stop if you do a trip to the Isle of Skye (link to our post on a trip to the isle of skye)!
Carbost Isle of Skye IV47 8SR
Tel: 01478 614308 Tour: https://www.malts.com/en-row/distilleries/talisker/
Post first published 29th August 2018