With so many distilleries in Speyside the term Malt Whisky Trail doesn’t do the region justice. Running along the River Spey and taking a large portion of the Moray Speyside region it has the largest concentration of malt whisky distilleries in the world. Home to famous and not so famous names the variety of Malt Whiskies found in Speyside is amazing.
With this in mind we had a tour or two taking in some of the lesser known distilleries. Summer may be on the back foot but it’s not giving up without a struggle. August and September have seen some wonderful weather here. Tours have recently been as diverse as there are Single Malt Whiskies in Speyside and it’s been a pleasure showing folk what wonderful scenery as well as interesting ‘wee drams’ we have to offer.
Straying off what is recognised as the Malt Whisky Trail we headed for Glen Garioch (pronounced Geery) at Oldmeldrum which isn’t usually on our radar. Founded in 1797 (it says so on every bottle) it’s well worth taking the time to visit. It was a pleasure to have an ‘exclusive’ tour of what I can only describe as a bonny wee distillery, and many thanks to their visitor centre team for a great tour.
Closer to home we visited Cragganmore Distillery, where again they came up trumps with their Range Tour for some of our guests who already have a keen interest in Single Malt Whiskies. The tour added to their knowledge by pairing some of their core range with different foods. That and several tasting visits have introduced our clients to other distilleries within the Diagio family of distilleries, Dailuanie, Auchroisk, Clynelish to name a few.
Always high on the list of distilleries is Glenfiddich, and over the last couple of months this hasn’t changed. Not only some great whiskies, but a very enjoyable spot for lunch in their restaurant. A great place to relax before or after a tour of this world famous distillery.
Simply Speyside Tours has a lot more to share (Aberlour, The Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and so, so many more) however we appreciate your time taken to read this blog. Please watch out for further blogs about our adventures.