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WHISKY

Strathspey Distillery

This picturesque private distillery in Glen Tromie is open by appointment only for limited, small numbers of guests to enjoy tours, tastings and some exclusive events with the Distillery Manager.

A small, hand-built, artisan distillery nestled amongst the foothills of the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains… still hand distilling in the time-honoured tradition.

 

A rtisan distilled – the single malt whisky from Speyside still relies on aged, hand-crafting skills for a quality whisky

R elish how our artists use their colour palette of gold, cream and copper in our SPEY whisky to create

T aste – the unique palates of the Speyside Distillery Red line, Royal Blue and Black whiskies.

 

The distillery visits starts and ends in the old croft mill with it’s 200 year old water wheel and lade which is now the distillery’s water supply. The water is fed from the Tromie River – one of the first tributaries of the river Spey. The newer distillery building was built, stone by stone – by the hand of Alex Fairlie over 2 decades. It’s first distillation commenced in December 1990, and it offers visitors a full distilling process under one roof.

 

Our heritage room features the Harvey’s of Edinburgh family history dating from the 1770’s to present day, including the Harvey’s Codex, links to Lord Byron, The Battle of Balaclava and the now famous Whisky Galore story.

Visitors can be offered a private viewing of the wildlife collection of our Artist in residence, Joanna McDonough at our unique Speyside Distillery Gallery.

The distillery was also famously used in the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen as their local ‘Lagganmore distillery’

Macallan

An obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Macallan since its founding by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the river Spey in north-east Scotland. The distillery is surrounded by a 150 hectare estate with Easter Elchies House at its heart.

Strathisla

Strathisla distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in Scotland. It was founded as the Milltown Distillery by George Taylor and Alexander Milne in 1786 as an alternative to the waning of flax dressing industry. They leased the land from the Earl of Seafield.

By 1830, the distillery was owned by William Longmore, later William Longmore Ltd. In 1879, the distillery suffered terribly from a fire, but was rebuilt with a bottling plant. Bought in 1940 by Jay Pomeroy, a fraudulent financier, it was later acquired in 1950 by James Barclay of Chivas Bros

The Chivas Cellar Tasting:
This exclusive tasting offers you the opportunity to enjoy drams drawn straight from the casks in front of you inside the Chivas Regal Cellar within Warehouse 3 at Strathisla Distillery. All the drams are at natural cask strength and they include a Bourbon barrel of Chivas Regal 12 years old, a hogshead of Chivas Regal 18 years old, a sherry butt of Chivas Regal 25 years old and another single sherry butt containing Strathisla 25 years old. Your tasting will be led by an experienced guide and promises to be an unforgettable experience and will provide an insight into the complexities of the blending of luxury whisky. There will also be a gift to take away.


 

Glenfiddich

For 20 years William Grant nurtured a dream to make the ‘best dram in the valley’. With the help of his family, he finally achieved that vision.
 
In the summer of 1886, with his seven sons and two daughters by his side, William set out to fulfil a lifelong ambition. Together they began building his Distillery by hand, stone by stone. After a single year of work it was ready and William named it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for Valley of the Deer. 
 
William’s passion, determination and pioneering spirit continues to guide us today. Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and is now the World's Most Awarded Single Malt* Scotch Whisky, a true reflection of our founder’s innovative nature, passed down through the generations. 

Glenfarclas

Six generations, one family – The Grants of Glenfarclas, since 1865. John Grant acquired the tenancy of Rechlerich Farm on 8th June 1865 and included in the purchase was Glenfarclas Distillery which he purchased for £511.19s. It is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to remain family owned and managed.

Glenfarclas was one of the first distilleries to open a dedicated visitor centre in 1973.