The trail covers seven world-famous working distilleries. Speyside, next to the river Spey

The Malt Whiskey or Scotch Whiskey is a special one. It is processed using fermented mash from malted barley. Scotland has strict laws on how Scotch Whiskey should be made, and the historic distilleries here attract many tourists curious to know the secret Whiskey making process.

Here Is a List of The Top 7 Distilleries for Whiskey in Scotland

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery Perth

Dewar’s, Perthshire: The distillery is located on the banks of the Upper Tay in Aberfeldy. The Whiskey that is blended here is loved all over the world, especially in the USA. The remarkable history of this distillery is a major attraction of the heritage museum at the visitor centre of Aberfeldy.

The Deanston Distillery

Deanston, Perthshire: The Deanston distillery has been making world-famous Whiskies since 1966. Situated on the banks of the River Teith, it offers spectacular guided tours. A reveal shows that before 1966, the distillery was, in fact, a textile manufacturing facility.

The GlenDronach Distillery

The distillery is owned by an American company that also owns the popular brand Jack Daniel’s. This is a 250-year-old distillery that produces the perfect juicy and sherry-matured Whiskey.

Clynelish, Sutherland Distillery

Clynelish, Sutherland: The 200-year-old distillery has a very different architecture. 

The Clnelish distillery makes some very fine malt whisky 

The Strathisla Distillery

Strathisla, Moray: The Strathisla distillery is the oldest distillery in the highlands.

They have been making whisky for over  230 years.

Ardbeg, Argyll Distillery

Ardbeg, Argyll, and Bute: The facility provides its visitors with the opportunity for an outdoor whiskey-tasting tour.

The distillery has a  restaurant serving good old-fashioned home-cooked food. 

The Oban Distillery

They are one of the smallest distilleries in Scottland and they make superb whisky!

The Oban distillery has been making whisky for over 300 years!

 

The Highlands of Scotland Are Home to Some Amazing Wildlife

Orcas are a member of the dolphin family and one of the most intelligent mammals on the planet.

Otters 

Otters are nocturnal animals. 

You might catch glims of them if you are lucky.

Sea Eagle

The sea eagle’s wingspan can reach up to two and a half meters.

The best place to find them is Mull in Scottland.

Red Deer

Red Deer is a very common species to spot in the highlands.

Golden Eagles 

With a wing span of over two metres, they are  

formidable birds of prey! 

 

Grey Seals

These inquisitive and amazing animals are common on the beaches of Scotland.

Scottish Wildcat

These animals are extremely rare and very hard to find.

Careful breeding programs are helping to increase the wildcat

population numbers in specific locations.

 

 

The Scottish Highlands are home to the best Whiskies in the world. Tourists can explore many other places after completing the tours of the famous distilleries. The Nevis Range Mountain Resort, The Steall waterfall, Loch Ness *you never know you might catch a glimpse of Nessie*, and the Smoo Caves, are some of the highlights in this stunning area of Scotland.