Established in the Dunbartonshire estate of Auchentoshan in 1823, the distillery has since changed hands multiple times, and in 1969 it was bought over by hospitality company Eadie Cairns, who began to sell Auchentoshan as a Single Malt through its own hotels and restaurants. Now, the Glasgow-based distillery is proudly owned by Beam Suntory Inc.
Auchentoshan is proud of its process, and is the only Scottish Single Malt distillery to insist on triple distillation for every last drop. The Auchentoshan story is about Distilling Different to create a Lowlands whisky. At Auchentoshan distillery, time is important.
Oak casks play a huge part and influence on flavour – so the distillery spends a lot of time and money selecting them. Auchentoshan’s whisky is matured in casks which held bourbon, sherry or fine wine. A selfless act of recycling? Not quite. It’s an essential step in creating Auchentoshan – the spirit and the wood work together over many years, lending colour and flavour to the finished whisky.
It’s no surprise Auchentoshan spend so much time and effort precisely selecting the right casks, and we highly recommend a visit to Clydebank to experience how it really works!
Auchentoshan is proud of its process, and is the only Scottish Single Malt distillery to insist on triple distillation for every last drop. The Auchentoshan story is about Distilling Different to create a Lowlands whisky.
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Opening Hours: TBC pending Government guidelines
The original Islay. The Pioneer.
Bowmore is the first licensed Islay distillery, and it has stood on the shores of Lochindaal, a sea loch opening out into the wild Atlantic Ocean, since 1779. To this day, the distillery still operates in traditional ways, honouring the origin whisky-making techniques. Bowmore is still handcrafted in everything they do still to this day.
During a tour of the distillery, you will discover how Bowmore continues to hand down traditions, skills and expertise that were crafted in the earliest days of Scotch Whisky production.
You will experience exclusive behind the scenes access to Bowmore Distillery where you will explore a distillery steeped in tradition and heritage, from the old-fashioned floor maltings to the deep dark warehouses where there is a story behind every corner. Each tour comes with a unique and exclusive tasting whilst enjoying the spectacular views over Loch Indaal – a real money can’t buy experience! For something extra special, we recommend you booking dinner within The Harbour Inn shortly after your tour experience.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 4pm
Fiercely proud of it’s Viking heritage, its storm-beaten island, and how the two unite to create something truly unique. Highland Park distillery is the northernmost single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the world, located in Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands off the far north coast of Scotland, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea.
Highland Park is proud of its land, heritage, and of course – the distillery. The single malt brand encourages everyone to make their way to the islands of Orkney and experience their award-winning tours.
From discovering the 18th century distillery in all its glory, to accessing the private tasting room and sampling the award-winning whiskies, this distillery experience is not one to be missed. For the ultimate Orkney experience we recommend a visit to St Magnus Cathedral and Skara Brae.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Laphroaig distillery – named after its location, ‘broad hollow by the bay’, was first founded in 1815 by farmers Donald and Alexander Johnston and remained in their hands for the next 139 years.
Laphroaig’s whisky making tradition has been passed down by distillery managers since the first drop rolled off the still in 1815. Ian Hunter, Bessie Williamson, John MacDougal, Denise Nicole, Iain Henderson and the incumbent John Campbell were all protective custodians of the art of Laphroaig. Each brought their own influence, of course, but all respected the unique elements that make Laphroaig the whisky it is.
The Kilbride Stream, hand-cut peat, floor malted barley, cold-smoking kilns, mash tuns, copper alchemy and the subtlety of oak aging. Each and every stage crucial in producing the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies.
During a guided tour at Laphroaig, your guide will narrate the story of Laphroaig, its traditions and heritage. From the floor maltings, to the unique still house and dunnage warehouse, this exclusive access will help you discover just what makes Laphroaig so unique. For a true Islay experience, we recommend the ‘Malt, Maturation and Memories’ experience for all you whisky connoisseurs!
Opening Hours: TBC pending Government guidelines
The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies.
The distillery, nestled above the River Spey in the heart of Speyside and within the grounds of Easter Elchies, was founded by Alexander Reid, a barley farmer and school teacher.
The original name of the area was “Maghellan”, taken from the Gallic word “magh”, meaning fertile ground and “Ellan”, from the Monk St.Fillan – who held a close association with the church that stood in the grounds of The Macallan Estate until 1400.
Having launched its new £140m ground-breaking distillery in 2018, it has seen fans and comrades from all over the globe visit for its exceptional tour experiences that are on offer to the public. From exclusive access to the Cave Priveé to The Macallan Boutique, it’s a distillery every whisky fan should visit!