The 15 Best Scottish Distilleries to Visit in Scotland

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If you love a wee dram of the good stuff, then you’re in the right place because Scotland is the undisputed home of whisky.

With so many beautiful whiskies to try, you might not know where to begin. That’s why we decided to compile our list of the best distilleries in Scotland for you.

Okay, so Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience isn’t technically a distillery – no whisky is distilled on the site – but it is the best place in Scotland for an introduction to all things whisky!

The Scotch Whisky Experience

One of the most famous whisky brands in Scotland is Glenfiddich. The distillery sources its water from the Fiddich River and employs generations worth of whisky-making experience to produce an excellent single malt.

Glenfiddich Distillery

Another classic Speyside distillery is the Glenlivet Distillery. The distillery itself was founded in 1824, but George Smith, the founder, had been distilling his whisky illicitly in the Livet Valley for at least two years prior to this.

Glenlivet Distillery

Highland Park Whisky Distillery dates back to 1798, and the master distillers draw on this long history, as well as the wild, untamable nature of Orkney, to produce a truly distinct array of whiskies.

Highland Park Whisky Distillery

The Laphroaig Distillery is one of the best whisky distilleries in Scotland (not just on Islay!), and we know you’re going to love exploring their visitors center and learning about the history and production process.

Laphroaig Distillery

You’ll find the Auchentoshan Distillery in the Glaswegian suburbs, next to the banks of the River Clyde in the Kilpatricks Hills to the west of the city. It’s a beautiful yet convenient location for a distillery, and it’s perfect for anyone who only has fleeting time to explore Scotland!

Auchentoshan Distillery

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Images courtesy of The Clydeside Distillery