The Malt Whiskey Trail in the Highlands of Scotland offers an incredible experience to the visitors. The trail covers seven world-famous working distilleries. Speyside, an area surrounding the river Spey in Scotland, is famous for its Malt Whiskey. The Malt Whiskey or Scotch Whiskey is a special one. It is processed using fermented mash from the malted barley. Scotland has strict laws on how the Scotch Whiskey should be made and the historic distilleries here attract many tourists here who are curious to know about the Whiskey secret making process.
Here Is a List of Top 7 Distilleries for Whiskey in Scotland
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 center of Aberfeldy.
Deanston, Perthshire-The Deanston distillery has been making world-famous Whiskies from the year 1966. It is situated on the banks of the River Teith. The guided tours here reveal that before the year 1966 the distillery was actually a textile manufacturing facility.GlenDronach, Aberdeenshire
The GlenDronach distillery is owned by an American company that also owns the popular brand Jack Daniel’s. This is a 250-year-old distillery. It makes the perfect juicy and sherry-matured Whiskey.
Clynelish, Sutherland-The 200-year-old distillery has a very different architecture. The tourists who pass this area sometimes mistakenly consider it as some hydroelectric power plant. The area around the distillery is renowned for its serenity.
Strathisla, Moray-The Strathisla distillery is the oldest distillery in the highlands. The Whiskey bending experts here have experience running from many generations. The place has a symbolic Pagoda like architecture.
Ardbeg, Argyll, and Bute-The facility provides an opportunity for an outdoor Whiskey tasting tour to its visitors. The distillery also has a fully functional restaurant that makes it possible to plan a picnic here with friends and family.
Oban, Argyll, and Bute -The distillery was built in the 1790s with grey granite all over its buildings. The drizzle here is best enjoyed while sitting in the darkly but lively bar of the distillery. The place can also be reached by ferry.
The Highlands of Scotland Are Also Home to Some of the Amazing Wildlife in the World:
Orcas – They are a member of the dolphin family and one of the most intelligent mammals on the planet.
Otter – An otter is a nocturnal animal. The tourists who can spot them are considered lucky.
Sea Eagle – These scavengers can be spotted in the Mull area. They can be easily distinguished from the other birds as their wingspan may reach up to 2.5 meters.
Deer – The red deer is a very common species to spot in the highlands.
Golden Eagle – This amazing bird was nearly wiped out but careful conservation has made the numbers recover to reasonable levels.
Grey Seals -These inquisitive and amazing animals are common on the beaches Scotland
Scottish Wildcat-These animals are very rare and very hard to find and breading programs are helping numbers in certain locations recover a little.
These are just a few of the diverse number of amazing wild animals that can be found in the Highlands of Scotland!
The Scottish Highlands are home to the best Whiskies in the world. The tourists can explore many other places after completing the tour of the famous distilleries. The Nevis Range Mountain Resort, the Steall waterfall, Loch Ness you never know you might spy the monster, and the Smoo Caves, are some of the highlights in this part of the world.