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Whisky experiences in Scotland - Ardbeg Distillery

Whisky experiences in Scotland

Scotland’s Whisky

Whisky tasting

Discover Scotland’s national drink for yourself! Visit our world-famous whisky distilleries for tours and tastings or sample ‘a dram’ in the comfort of your lodge. In Perthshire, we lay claim to the oldest working distillery in the country at Glenturret as well other wonderful examples of Highland whisky such as Tullibardine and Dewars.


Or you could venture further afield to discover the country’s four other whisky regions. Campbeltown, Islay, Lowland, and Speyside all have their own distinctive flavours and characters and there are over 130 active distilleries across the whole of Scotland so there’s bound to be one you love. Have we tempted you to enjoy whisky experiences in Scotland yet?


Two miles northwest of nearby Crieff, on the banks of the Turrett River, you can find Scotland’s oldest working distillery. Official records date back to 1763, but legends suggest that whisky was illicitly distilled at Glenturret from 1717!
Today Glenturret Distillery is a five-star visitor attraction and a tour brings both the history and the traditional whisky-making craft alive. A visit to the fabulous ‘The Glenturret’ Lalique Michelin starred restaurant and bar is also recommended!

At the visitor’s centre you can see the bronze statue of Towser. From 1963 until 1987 she was the resident feline pest control. Towser is officially recognised in the Guiness Book of Records for a total victim count of 28,899 mice!

Statue of Glenturret cat Towser
Glenturret sample room


Originally the site of a brewery with the Royal Charter back in the 15th century, this distillery enjoys the same clear, spring water as its neighbour Highland Spring. With the choice of a classic 45-minute tour or longer 90-minute bonded tour, this is an interesting opportunity to visit an independent, family-owned distillery.


With its signature pagoda roof still dominating the distillery’s skyline, you’ll enjoy a visit to this 125-year-old distillery in Aberfeldy. Its interactive heritage exhibition explains the Dewar family’s pursuit of whisky-making perfection and there are different tours and tastings available.

Scottish Whisky distillery storeroom
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