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Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire has made its mark in the global food scene with its catalogue bursting with world-renowned food and drinks producers. And it doesn’t end at taste, many of our producers offer unrivalled behind the scenes experiences for avid fans and intrigued foodies to explore.
Go on a bespoke foodie tours with Bothies & Bannocks and Grampian Escapes & Tours, introducing you to authentic flavours of in season produce and place yourself firmly in our local food culture.
For those looking to learn the tricks of the trade to create delicious food at home, perfect the craft of making brioche, fruit buns and other breads on a course with Crannach Bakery. And chocoholics will be pleased to know that you can become a master chocolatier on a chocolate making class with Cocoa Ooze (Aberdeen’s only purpose-built chocolate workshop centre).
If you’re after a true farm to fork experience then a visit to Aberdeenshire Highland Beef is a must for those looking to get up close to the farming process, meet some highland cattle and taste the beef nurtured on the farm itself.
Explore historic whisky distilleries that still follow the ancient recipes they started with like Glen Garioch Distillery and Royal Lochnagar along with others who join them our local Whisky Trail. In the city centre our traditional bars and stylish taverns are offering specialised whisky tasting classes and of course we have cocktails covered too. Our chic city bars host cocktail mixology classes showing you how to make the favourites as well as letting you sample the unusual and original cocktails from the past.
Step into the micro distillery of Porter’s Gin and see the detailed process of producing its popular blend which is still bottled by hand. And speaking of bottling by hand, you can make and bottle your own gin at The City of Aberdeen Gin School.
We have got beer fans covered too with craft beer maverick BrewDog's brand new museum in Aberdeenshire where its epic story first began.