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The Malt Whisky Trail

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On the whisky trail of Speyside (approx 60 mins from Aberdeen), you'll find more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries, each with its own warm welcome and an invitation to see, smell, taste and absorb the magic of whisky.

Follow the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail through Speyside to seven working distilleries, including a fascinating cooperage and a historic distillery. From Benromach to Dallas Dhu, a perfect time capsule of whisky-making; from Glen Moray to Strathisla, home and heart of Chivas Regal; from the Glen Grant distillery to the Speyside Cooperage where real coopers work with incredible speed and skill; from Glenfiddich to The Glenlivet and the Cardhu distillery, Scotland's whisky trail signposts lead you through the picturesque lush countryside of Speyside, the world's favourite malt whisky region.

Come for a weekend in May, or in September for the whisky festivals, when distilleries, whisky shops, bars, pubs and whole villages welcome visitors with drams, special nosings, ceilidhs and other parties. Come at any time to enjoy famous names and share well-kept secrets with knowledgeable locals in well-stocked bars and friendly pubs.

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The trail includes:

  • Benromach
    Located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres lies Benromach Distillery.
  • Cardhu
    In 1811 John and Helen Cumming took a 19 year lease on Cardow farm, in the parish of Knockando.
  • Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery
    Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery was the idea of an entrepreneur named Alexander Edward.
  • Glenfiddich
    William Grant, the founder of Glenfiddich, was born in 1839 in Dufftown.
  • Glen Grant
    Since 1840, our passion for clarity and the unconventional has underpinned everything we do.
  • The Glenlivet
    From the wild and remote setting of Glenlivet comes a single malt of infinite elegance.
  • Glen Moray
    A warm welcome awaits you at Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin.
  • Speyside Cooperage
    In the heart of Scotland's rolling hills lies Speyside Cooperage.
  • Strathisla
    Enjoy true Highland hospitality at this historic and ancient distillery, operating since 1786.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2010
Visitors to the Festival in 2010 will be able to enjoy the best that Speyside has to offer. Themed on Whisky, Food and the Heritage and Culture of Speyside, the Festival will aim to deliver the full range of quality events. Join us for the Opening Dinner at Benromach Distillery on 29 April 2010.

To contact the Elgin Tourist Information Centre from within the UK telephone 01343 - 562608 or 01343 562614, from outside the UK & Ireland +44(0) 1343 - 562608 or +44 (0) 1343 562614, or email elginTIC@visitscotland.com