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Get into the spirit of Scotland’s ancient art of whisky production at some of the world’s best-known distilleries and delve a little deeper with the Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire.
Thanks to their skilled craftsmanship and fine taste, neighbouring Moray is the birthplace of global whisky brands including Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Chivas Regal and McCallan. It’s here where these globally known brands have been lovingly created for years.
The award winning Glenfiddich is to this day one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned, whilst Cardhu is the only malt distillery to be pioneered by a woman. At the Glenlivet visitors are even invited to explore the turbulent history of the whisky smugglers!
Even though the methods of distilling are almost identical, each whisky has its own story of creation, unique flavour, smell, strength and texture. These famous distilleries are open to visitors for a variety of informative tours and tastings.
The region also continues to be a popular hot-spot for upcoming and new whisky brands thanks to its proximity to quality natural resources; toasted barley from rolling farmlands, ice-clear mountain water and smoky peats from heath and moors.