For every whisky fan surely Ireland is the place to be. But somethimes you want to see something else. Whisky has been produced in Scotland since medieval times. It is made from malt or grains and if you buy Scotch whisky today you can be sure that it has been destilled at least twice and matured in oak casks for at least 3 years.
Plan your whisky trip in Scotland and visit some of the best destilleries. Auto Europe offers modern but low priced car hire in Scotland. If you wish to swallow the golden drops of whisky you will need to find accomodation close by. Never drink and drive!
Here are some really nice whisky distilleries in Scotland:
The small city of Elgin is situated on the A96, west of Inverness and east of Aberdeen. A couple of kilometres south of the city you will find the Longmorn distillery where whisky has been produced since 1894. This single malt whisky is really worth a visit! Remember to pre-book your visit, though.
Combine your visit with a stay at the Sunninghill Hotel in Elgin.
From Longmorn head south to Dufftown. Here you will find the Balvenie distillery, which was founded in 1892 by William Grant (whom is mostly famous for the Grants whisky). Compared to Longmorn this is a more modern distillery with impressive buildnings and a smooth and elegant whisky.
In Dufftown there are a few smaller b&b:s where you can stay.
On the Kintyre peninsula, south of Glasgow layes the city of Campbeltown. The oldest distillery that this town has to offer is called Springbank. In 1828 this family distillery started and is still today family owned. Here everything is being done locally, from graining to botteling. Rent a car and discover the beautiful surroundings and get a bit of fresh sea air!
Just outside of the city you can stay at the Craigard-house, which is a recently converted Victorian Mansion by the Campbeltown Loch. Beautiful!
Talisker on the Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly situated island in Scotland. Whisky making has been a tradition here since early 1830. Book a tour here and see the workers in action. With car hire you can also visit other, smaller distilleries on the Isle of Skye.
Stay at Phoenix house bed & breakfast in Carbost. The property was originally owned by the Talisker Distillery and is just a 5 minutes walk from there.
Be sure to never drink and drive! Auto Europe whish you a nice trip!