Well we all know Scotland is associated with The Malt Whisky Trail and that regardless of if you are visiting Scotland for the first time or are a repeat visitor sooner or later you will cross a Distillery threshold.
The Malt Whisky Trail
For visitors staying at Blervie The Malt Whisky Trail is a collection 9 handpicked sites offering the complete package in terms of the history and production of this world famous amber liquid. Ranging from the historical distillery of Dallas Dhu to the Speyside Cooperage and nearby Glenfiddich.
Then the Gordon and Macphail distillery Benromach closest to us can be followed by a visit to Glen Moray just a short drive along the coast. Don’t take the main road here ask me for directions because the views on this route are so beautiful.
Drive further afield and visit stunning beautiful Strathisla the oldest working distillery in Scotland. Admire the 2 stones that you cannot fail to notice as you walk up to the building – they were originally part of a Castle and still bear the owner’s initials. Visit during the beginning of October and check out the River Isla for salmon leaping up the River to their spawning grounds.
From Strathisla take a different route to Glen Grant and not only visit the distillery but enjoy their stunning gardens as well. Take a different route from us and cruise across the heather covered moors to Cardhu before venturing down to the unforgettable scenery of the Glenlivet Distillery. The scenery around here is so beautiful it is easy to get lost but you won’t care. Plan your time well you might even fit in a Castle or two. If you are driving don’t forget to pick up your driver packs.
Scotland has become renowned for various driving routes such as the North Coast 500 and the Snow Roads. No one can argue that the scenery Scotland has to offer is not only spectacular but one of the best ways to enjoy it is to experience it by car. Again here at Blervie House we make a great start or end to either of these two iconic routes. Or of course if you just want to do a little bit of one or the other you can saunter down to Balmoral Castle via the Snow Roads and have a nice lunch or a short stroll in the Cairngorms.
But equally if you are spending time enjoying The Malt Whisky Trail you will find the routeis designed to give you a true taste of not only whisky but also Scottish scenery.
Scotland also has a few famous train rides not least of all the Jacobite Express for all those Harry Potter fans. Close to us for Train enthusiasts that wish to combine a dram and a trip to Dufftown you can enjoy a step back in time on the Keith Dufftown railway known locally as The Whisky Line. With rolling hills, forests, barley fields and glens and the aroma of living stills this is a different way to experience the scenery and whiskies of Scotland.
And while I am thinking about trains don’t forget we have a brand new railway station in Forres just 3 miles away. If you fancy a day in Inverness then it is jump on the train at Forres, stop once at Nairn and the next stop is Inverness town centre. This gives you the chance to do a walking tour, explore some sights, grab a bite to eat by the River Ness or take one of the many day tours out of Inverness and let someone else do the driving.
So there are endless things to do from Blervie House and Whisky Trails, touring or trains are all a lovely way to sit back and enjoy Scotland.