Whisky Distilleries

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The stretch of land in the Northern Highland on which Glenmorangie stands has been the site for alcohol production (mostly illicit) since the Middle Ages, setting a formidable legacy. Glenmorangie was founded in 1843, although operation didn’t start until...
The Ardbeg distillery was officially founded in 1815 by John McDougall. But whisky was distilled long before that. There are no documentations, as Ardbeg was an illegal business back in 1794.
Bowmore was founded in 1779 by John P. Simpson. Like most of the other distilleries Bowmore was established as a farming distillery. He named the distillery 'Bowmore' which is Gaelic for Great Reef.
Laphroaig distillery was officially founded in 1815, although rumor say that the brothers Alexander and Donald Johnston actually built the site in 1810, when they started farming in the area. However, distillery dates in the nineteenth century, especially...
Only a few distilleries in Scotland are still private owned. The Speyside distillery Glenfarclas is one of them. Maybe it’s the best known among them and maybe it’s one of the most successful family owned distilleries in Scotland ever. But for sure the...
Talisker is the only distillery on the Isle of Skye in the group of the Inner Hebridian Islands. It produces a peated, very spicy Single Malt Scotch.
Glenfiddich is very special in the scope of Scottish distilleries as it is still managed today by its founders, William Grant & Sons. The distillery was founded between 1886-87 by William Grant, who also founded Balvenie and Mortlach.
Glendronach was founded in the year 1826 by James Allardes. It is located near the city of Huntly in the Scottish Speyside.
In 1879 the distillery was built near the Lour stream by James Fleming. During his time the Aberlour distillery was the most modern distillery at the time.
Bruichladdich is Gaelic (Bruchláddich or Bruikladdie) and means corner of the beach or gentle slope of the sea. The distillery was built in the year 1881 by the Brothers Robert, William and John Gourlay Harvey. Read more about it below.↓
The Glenlivet distillery is one of the most famous Scotch distilleries in the world. Translated from Galic "Glenlivet"means Valley of the Livet" The Livet is the river that runs through the valley.
On the foot of the hills of Convals lies the Distillery of Glenfiddich. It produces Scotch Malt whisky. William J. Grant built it in 1892.
The Lagavulin is located on the Isle of Islay. It's directly between Ardbeg and Laphroaig. Lagavulin is Galic and means "hollow by the mill". Read more about it below.↓
Macallan is one of the oldest licenced distilleries in Scotland. Known as the “Rolls Royce among malts”, it is one of the best-known single malt whisky brands worldwide.
Highland Park has the distinction of being the most northerly distillery in Scotland, being located on the north island of Orkney. This beautiful but isolated distillery has an impressive range of official bottlings.