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Top 5 Whisky Distilleries in Scotland to Visit

One of the most famous things to come out of Scotland is no-doubt world-class Scotch whisky. It is therefore not surprising that most visitors, who come to Scotland, do so hoping to visit a whisky distillery. Visiting a distillery to see how whisky is made may be one of the best experiences for Whisky enthusiasts. That’s because you get to see how the drink of your choice goes from raw material to the precious fluid you enjoy.  Couple your self catering break with a trip to a world class distillery to give that extra ‘shot’ of class to your visit.

If you are looking for a good Whisky tour, the following 5 make the top lists.

  • Glenfiddich

If you want to learn all about the art of making whisky from the best, you may want to take one or all of the three tours Glenfiddich offers its visitors. Located in Dufftown, these tours promise to be as entertaining as they are informative. On the Glenfiddich Solera: Deconstructed tour for instance, you’ll get to learn about the Solera System, an interesting method to mature wine. You even get to try some of the samplings.

  • Aberfeldy

If you are looking for a whisky experience that offers more than just whisky, the Aberfeldy Tour is a great choice. This tour including poetry and photography as well as everything you may need to know about Whisky making. Aberfeldy offers a tour for all levels of whisky enthusiast from the beginner to those who want to learn how to create their own blends of whisky.

  • Aberlour

With a history that dates back to the Druids and the Celts, this distillery offers a lot of valuable information about whisky. One of the best things about this distillery is its appealing environment that can be very relaxing. There are various tours depending on what you need to learn and the tasting sessions are particularly impressive.

  • Glengoyne

This is the distillery that has everything you are looking for. That’s because Glengoyne offers six different tours each with a very different set-up. If you wanted to learn more about whisky in a short period of time, going on all 6 tours may be all you need to do. For instance, the Wee Tasting Tour is perfect for those who want to learn more about brands, Whisky and Chocolate Tour if you are feeling more adventurous. The Materclass is a five-hour class where you get to learn everything you need about malt and sherry, complete with a tasting.

  • Strathisla

It is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and is also one of the most picturesque. But it offers more than just something beautiful to look at. The tours offered in Strathisla are designed to help you learn everything about whisky. You will get a chance to see some of the distillery’s oldest buildings and rare exclusive bottlings. But perhaps the most important aspect of its tours is the ability to see the production process as it happens in the distillery. It is a must-have tour for everyone who wants to learn more about the whisky production process.