Scotland is renowned for Malt Whisky and most people will plan to visit at least one distillery on their trip. Here at Blervie you are based in the middle of Malt Whisky Country with a choice of over 50 distilleries a short scenic drive away.
A large majority of distilleries have recognised Visitor Centres, a variety of tours and particularly during summer it is advisable to plan and book your tour in advance. Tastings are available if you choose and most distilleries have an excellent café or restaurant. Don’t miss the new award winning The Macallan Distillery or if you prefer visit either the Glenfiddich or Glenlivet Distillery and see some smuggler’s routes at the same time. Then there is Cardhu on the way to the Aberlour Distillery which is situated in the charming town of Aberlour on the River Spey so that is worth a visit too. Even closer to us we have Benromach Distillery a favourite tour for many of our guests and don’t forget Glen Moray in Elgin. Thoroughly recommended is Dallas Dhu Distillery set up as a historical museum and well worth the visit.
No whisky tour is complete without a visit to the Speyside Cooperage where you will see how those so important barrels are produced. It is always worth checking out the attractions close to the distillery you are visiting so you do not miss out on some of the Moray treasures (Balvenie Castle near Glenfiddich or Knockando Woolmill near Cardhu). If you are not sure which one you want to visit or if you do not want to drive yourself we can help you find a driver or either Moray Firth Tours or Highland Spirit Tours would be happy pick you up and drive you for the day. And if any members of your group say they do not like whisky please ask to try our Whisky Ice Cream – it is enough to make anyone change their mind!
Top Tip – If you are driving yourself don’t forget to ask for your driver’s pack for a relaxed tasting when you get back to Blervie