Speyside has the highest concentration of distilleries in the world.
There are over 50 distilleries in Speyside, 13 of which have visitor centres and are open for regular tours. Others offer tours by appointment only, like Tomintoul. Some distilleries are large corporate businesses that most of us have heard of, like The Glenlivet, Glenfiddich and Macallan. Others are tiny and operate from one room, like Benromach. Glenfarclas is one of the few family owned distilleries across Scotland.
Scotland is also famous for gin and our closest distillery, Balmenach produces Caorunn Gin.
Whatever you want from a distillery visit, you will find it in Speyside.
DISTILLERIES OUTSIDE OF SPEYSIDE & BREWERIES
Dalwhinnie Highest distillery in Scotland (39 miles)
Glen Ord Just north of Inverness (45 miles)
Tomatin One of the few distilleries with a working cooper on the way to Inverness (19 miles)
Caorunn Gin Tours at Balmenach Distillery (3 miles)
Cairngorm Brewery In Aviemore, booking for tours is essential (14 miles)
Black Isle Brewery On the Black Isle (38 miles)
The official Speyside Malt Whisky Trail
The trail includes 7 Speyside distilleries, the Speyside Cooperage and Dallas Dhu, the museum
In Dufftown, where they make the barrels. Tours run every hour Monday-Friday
Elephants In The Pantry
In Grantown High Street, selling whisky, Scottish Gin and beers. Also do tastings most Saturdays.