D for Distilleries and Dolphins

Distilleries and Dolphins - Leaping Dolphins in the Moray Firth

D is for Distilleries and Dolphins – all available on our doorstep. So if you are a Malt Whisky or a Dolphin fan or indeed both and you are planning a stay at Blervie House – well you are in luck we have over 50 distilleries on on doorstep and plenty of dolphins.

So plan you day – which one are you going to see?  My advice is if you have a favourite whisky that distillery should be your first stop.  If you are here to enjoy Scotland then your choice might be different.  Don’t forget to  plan your day to visit some of the attractions close to distilleries that are easily missed.

Distilleries and Dolphins in Moray


Newest – The Macallan opened in 2018.  Experience the picturesque drive to the world famous Macallan. Here you are immersed in the whole whisky process.

Closest – Benromach is the closest distillery. With many award winning whiskies and an excellent tour so are well worth a visit. Owned by Gordon and MacPhail renowned for their whisky expertise.

Most Picturesque – has to be Strathisla. Worth the trip just for the photo opportunity.

Historical – Dallas Dhu was once a working distillery.  Now a historical museum showing whisky production as it used to be. It is a very worthwhile step back in time.

Gin – if whisky is not your thing we can recommend some very good local gin distilleries!  In fact you can visit Red Door at the same site as Benromach.

Dallas Dhu Distillery now a Museum
Dallas Dhu Distillery now a Museum


Did you know the Moray Coast is one of the best dolphin spotting areas in the UK?  If you are lucky you might also orcas and even humpback whales too.  You have an excellent choice of places to see them.

My favourite – North 58 Adventures takes a Rib out of Findhorn and gives you an exhilarating ride round the Moray Firth.

Staying on the Ground – then visit the Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay and do visit the Ice Centre when you are there.

Visiting Inverness – then book a trip on Dolphin Spirit  – if ribs are not for you but you would like to see Dolphins then Dolphin Spirit have a choice of vessels. You can also combine this a visit to Inverness city centre.


Rib leaving Findhorn Harbour
Going out of Findhorn with North 58 Adventures