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Distilleries in the Scottish Highlands

Dalwhinnie  Distillery

Dalwhinnie Distillery

An opportunity to sample the 'Gentle Spirit' of the glen at one of the highest distilleries in the land, Dalwhinnie is a wonderfully full-bodied, smooth and warming malt whisky.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 21.7 miles / 35.0 KM

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Ben Nevis Distillery

Ben Nevis Distillery

When you are visiting Fort William, come on in for a guided tour around our 178 year old whisky distillery, meet a giant of a man, Hector McDram, visit our whisky shop and restaurant then take a dram with us and savour the Uisge beatha - the water of life.


Distance From Abbey Cottage 26.0 miles / 41.8 KM

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Tomatin Distillery Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Tomatin Distillery

Tomatin Distillery home of the finest Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is located in the Monadhliath Mountains just south of Inverness, capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Established in 1897, Tomatin (to rhyme with satin) is also one of the highest distilleries in Scotland at 315 metres above

Distance From Abbey Cottage 28.5 miles / 45.9 KM

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Black Isle Brewery

Black Isle Brewery

The Black Isle Brewing Co is a small intensely independent organic brewery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 30.2 miles / 48.7 KM

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Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery

Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery

Dallas Dhu was built in 1898 to produce malt whisky for Glasgow firm Wright and Greig’s popular ‘Roderick Dhu’ blend.

Uisge beatha – the water of life
Whisky is Scotland’s national drink. It has evolved out of our landscape and our history. The landscape has given us water and peat, and the history has given us barley, a grain suited to our cooler climate. Together they make whisky.

Dallas Dhu is typical of many small distilleries built around 1900 to help quench the growing thirst for ‘Scotch’. While the march of change has transformed many distilleries, and closed others, Dallas Dhu remains a perfectly preserved time-capsule of the distiller’s art.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 50.1 miles / 80.7 KM

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Benromach  Distillery

Benromach Distillery

Our distillery – Speyside’s smallest - is located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres, in north-east Scotland. Just two experienced distillers passionately hand-craft Benromach using the finest Scottish barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach Hills. They personally ensure that only the highest quality spirit is filled into sturdy oak casks before being left to mature at Benromach for many years. Only when it has matured to our highest quality standards do we bottle it and proudly label it – Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 51.0 miles / 82.1 KM

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The Glenlivet Distillery

The Glenlivet Distillery

When George Smith established The Glenlivet Distillery in 1824 it became the first licensed distillery in the wild and remote parish of Glenlivet. For nearly 200 years The Glenlivet has been prized, celebrated and fought over - but there is only one whisky with the unchallenged right to be called The Glenlivet.

Today, The Glenlivet remains true to George Smith's original single malt and the new distillery expansion combines modernity with the age old traditions of whisky making, using locally hand-crafted copper pot stills and wooden washbacks.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 51.9 miles / 83.6 KM

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Aberlour Distillery

Aberlour Distillery

Situated at the junction of the River Lour and Spey, the distillery lies in a beautiful glen, surrounded by glorious scenery dominated by the rugged peaks of Ben Rinnes a short distance away.

Pure spring water for making the whisky is drawn from underground springs, and the maturing spirit in the warehouse beneficially inhales the moist Speyside air.

Here, the abundance of nature and the centuries-old passion for making single malt whisky conspire to make the generous and multi-layered whisky of Aberlour.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 58.5 miles / 94.2 KM

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Glen Moray Single Malt Whisky

Glen Moray

Glen Moray Distillery nestles on the banks of the River Lossie in the city of Elgin, the capital of Speyside, a region synonymous with malt whisky. Glen Moray Single Malt Whisky has been distilled here since 1897 by a small dedicated team of craftsmen. In over a century of distilling at Glen Moray, much has changed, however the ingredients, processes and skills of those responsible for producing Glen Moray remain constant.

Perhaps some day we can also welcome you in person at Glen Moray, in the meantime why not find out more about our distillery, our finest quality malt whisky, our people and what's been happening recently.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 60.4 miles / 97.3 KM

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The valley William so carefully chose, the century-old traditions, and the warmest of welcomes remain unchanged to this day. Find tall copper tuns, great wooden washbacks and stone-walled warehouses filled with earthy, aged aromas. One of the last independent distilleries with the freedom to carry on our history of innovation.

Distance From Abbey Cottage 61.8 miles / 99.5 KM

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Talisker Distillery

Talisker Distillery

Talisker Distillery is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport in the village of Carbost, on the beautiful Minginish Peninsula, with dramatic views of the Black Cuillin. Come and visit us for a tour and taste of our award winning Talisker 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, see our 5 Copper Pot Stills and the traditional worm tubs that make our Talisker so unique. Take a look in the Warehouse at our oak casks where the Angels Share is lost to evaporation during the maturation process.

Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8SR Tel: 01478 614308

Distance From Abbey Cottage 63.6 miles / 102.3 KM

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Strathisla Distillery

Strathisla Distillery

Welcome to the oldest operating distillery in the Highlands

Experience the age-old craft of whisky making at first hand. Dating from 1786, much of the buildings have changed little, from the old cobbled courtyard to the distinctive double pagodas, making it one of the most picturesque distilleries in Scotland.

Distillery Tour
◾In-depth guided distillery tour
◾View traditional bonded warehouse
◾A guided tasting of three whiskies Chivas Regal 12 and 18 and Strathisla Single Malt 12
◾Allow one hour for tour and tasting
◾Shop offers a wide range of whiskies and gifts
◾Personalised Label service for Chivas Regal 12 and 18 bottle purchases

Distance From Abbey Cottage 70.0 miles / 112.6 KM

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