4 Great Whisky Distilleries Chauffeur Driven

Ask anybody around the world what springs to mind when you notice Scotland and — just as shortbread, tartan kilts, and bagpipes — you can wager they will specify whisky. The nation is spilt into six unmistakable whisky creating areas and, altogether, there are more than 125 distinct refineries. Huge numbers of these permit guests a look at their inventive procedure through visits, which more often than not finish in testing their products. This guide shares four of the best to visit.

Highland Park

This is the most northern whisky distillery in Scotland, situated on the islands of Orkney, and offers a variety of tours at different prices. The Magnus Eunson tour, allows the visitor to taste seven different whiskies. There is special tour  which allows you to spend the day working at the distillery. Highland Park still has a traditional malting floor, where the grain is turned by hand. Making whisky since 1798, Highland Park has won the award for Best Spirit in the World three times.

Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall, Orkney

Blair Athol

Situated in Pitlochry, this distillery produces malt whisky that is added to the famous Bell’s blend, as well as a small selection of single malt bottles. The tour is engaging and well thought out, with expert guides able to answer the most complex questions. If you like your whisky without a trace of peaty, smoky nose and flavour, this is the distillery for you.

Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry, Perthshire

Glenkinchie

The ‘Edinburgh Malt’, this distillery is within an easy distance of the Scottish capital, and is well worth a visit. There are a selection of tours to choose from

Glenkinchie Distillery, Pencaitland, Tranent

The Glenlivet

An award-winning visitor experience, this Speyside distillery is situated in a remote Cairngorm glen full of history and exciting stories. A favourite whisky of Charles Dickens, around half of the single malt produced by The Glenlivet distillery is sold to America. As well as a selection of tours and tastings, the distillery provides details of different local walks in the area, tied in with the smugglers’ history of the whisky.

The Glenlivet Distillery, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch

I have been an executive chauffeur in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh for over twenty years.
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