Scotland is the most famous place in the world for making whisky which is commonly called Scotch. If you are lucky enough to visit this beautiful country and taste some authentic spirit, then take a tour of the distilleries. There are several whisky trails available to the visitor, but one of the most popular choices for the malt whisky lovers is the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail. You will get the opportunity to visit the distilleries, taste the product and explore one of the most scenic areas of Scotland and its breathtaking views. Scotland has five whisky regions, and Speyside is home to around fifty percent of the malt whisky production made in this country.
You should begin your tour by visiting one of the most famous malt whisky distilleries in Scotland called Glenlivet Distillery. Glenlivet is a famous place in Scotland and your guide will tell you about its remarkable history from smugglers to highwaymen. You can even taste the honey-golden liquor straight from the cask in one of the authentic warehouses, then you will visit the dram room for further tastings. The distillery is set in a wild and remote glen deep in the Scottish countryside, and the whisky makers try to put the surroundings in each bottle of Glenlivet they make.
The next stop on your whisky trail is Dufftown and the magnificent Glenfiddich Distillery. It is famous for its distinct straw-like color and extra smooth taste. As a result, Glenfiddich whiskey is well-known all over the world. And the unique triangular bottle is instantly recognizable behind any bar. The distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland as the first few drops of this precious malt whisky dripped in 1887.
The distillery is certainly one of the prettiest in Scotland with distinctive pagoda-style roofs hinting that the liquor being made is exotic and precious. As this is one of the most popular whiskies in the world, many kinds of tours to explore it is organized. You can pick the one that suits you the best and enjoy yourself immersed in history and of course sampling one or two drams.
From Dufftown go to Rothes for the next stop on the whisky trail which is Glen Grant Distillery. This distillery is unique in the fact that it is the only Scottish distillery that is actually named after its owners.Glen Grant Distillery was founded in 1840 and its unique buildings almost make this distillery look like a castle rather than place that produces liquor. Your tasting experience all takes place in the atmospheric coachman’s house that has been lovingly refurbished for its new purpose. If you want to clear your head after the tastings, you can head out into the beautiful woodland garden and wonder at the views of the glen that surrounds the distillery including a roaring waterfall.The Speyside Whisky Trail combines the history of these great old distilleries and gives the opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful countryside. What could be better for perfect vacation and new experiences?