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Distillery tours

We will be in Scotland for a few days the end of July. After spending one day in Edinburgh, we plan on driving up to Inverness ( spending 2 nights there). My husband is looking forward to touring some distilleries......which ones do you recommend? We then drive to Glasgow for one night before heading home.

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We enjoyed the Scotch Whisky Experience tour and program in Edinburgh. Its not a distillery tour but educational and includes a taste.

Our only distillery tour (actually whisky tasting) was the Glengoyne Distillery in the Highlands north of Glasgow. We were walking by and a couple of Englishmen returning from the distillery advised us that the detour was worth the walk. We were served a 10 year, 15 year and 21 year whisky. Didn't need to see the label to pick the 21 year.

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The Dahlwhinnie Distillery does an excellent tour. It is also the highest (altitude) distillery in Scotland. Their whisky is also one of my favorites- the heather blooms on the hillsides in the summer and some of the pollen gets into the mash and adds a great floral overtone! The Strathislay Distillery is beautiful and is one of the whiskies used in making Chavis Regal.

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I've toured the Edradour distillery and I highly recommend it.


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My husband, brother, and dad enjoyed the tour at Strathisla very much. (And my niece Isla was tickled by the signage!!! She doesn't often find her name in the U.S.)

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yes Edradour - its on the way to Inverness from Edinburgh. We visited in July and it was not crowded, like many others will be. The Moulin hotel on the edge of town was a nice lunch stop.

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The Glenfiddich is a fabulous tour and tasting. Beautiful place and a great lunch is available as well. The ladies' restroom was like one at Ritz Carlton. On that same road you can tour Walker's (shortbread & goodies) as well as a cooperage.

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Yes, we also highly recommend Edradour distillery! We stopped by there in late June 2017 and really enjoyed their tour. You actually get two generous tastings of their whiskey. We ended up purchasing 4 small (200 milliliters) bottles to take home. Also,... the town of Dunkeld is a quaint little village right off the main highway exit. We stayed at the Highfield House ,62 Old Edinburgh Road, in Inverness. A great B&B!!!! Enjoy!