The Macallan distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Craigellachie, Moray. The Macallan Distillers Ltd, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Edrington Group which purchased the brand from Highland Distillers in 1999.
Laphroaig distillery is an Islay single malt Scotch whisky distillery.
Located at the head of Loch Laphroaig on the south coast of Islay, Laphroaig Distillery is renowned for the rich, unmistakable taste of its whisky which is the favourite of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and even bears his Royal Warrant.
Lagavulin is one of the three Kildalton Distilleries in the south of Islay and sits comfortably in between Ardbeg and Laphroaig at the "Hollow by the Mill", translated from the Gaelic lag a'mhuilin. Lagavulin is pronounced as La-ga-voolin.
The distillery of Lagavulin officially borns in 1816 by John Jonston. Records show illicit distillation in at least ten illegal distilleries on the site as far back as 1742, however.
Bowmore is a distillery that produces scotch whisky on the isle of Islay, an island of
the Inner Hebrides. Bowmore, which lies on the South Eastern shore of Loch Indaal, is one of the oldest distillery in Scotland and is said to have been established in 1779.
Caol Ila (Gaelic for Sound of Islay) which is pronounced as col eela.
Caol Ila relates directly to its location, directly on the shore of the Sound of Islay less than a mile north from Port Askaig.
Glen Grant was founded in 1840, by brothers John and James Grant, two
former illegal distillers and smugglers who decided to take out a license. With the sea and port of Garmouth nearby, the River Spey at its feet and barley-growing plains nearby, all the basic ingredients
of malt whisky were close at hand. This time the distillery was legal.
Aberlour is a distillery of Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, in Aberlour.
James Fleming, son of a local tenant farmer built Aberlour Distillery in 1879 after having worked at Dailuiane, Carron for ten years.
The Glenlivet distillery is a distillery near Ballindalloch in Moray, Scotland that produces single malt Scotch whisky.
It is the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet, and the production place of the Scottish whisky of the same name.
Glenfiddich is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky owned and produced by William Grant & Sons in Dufftown, Scotland.
Glenfiddich means Valley of the Deer in Scottish Gaelic, hence the Glenfiddich logo being a Stag.
Ardbeg is one of the three distilleries on the coast road from Port Ellen which produce big, pungent malt whiskies reeking of peat.
Talisker dates back to 1830, when Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill founded the distillery. Today Talisker is a warm and rugged single malt.
Licensed in 1828, Springbankis one of the last surviving producers of single malt whiskies in Campbeltown.
Oban distillery is a whisky distillery in the port of Oban, in the Scottish west coast.
The Oban distillery was founded by the brothers John and Hugh Stevenson in 1793.
Highland Park distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery founded by David Robertson in 1798.
The name of this whisky refer to the fact that the distillery was founded on an area called 'High Park'.
Glenfarclas distillery is a Speyside whisky distillery in Ballindalloch, founded by Robert Hay on the original site since 1797.
Its name means "valley of the green grass".
Arran distillery is located on Isle of Arran and it was founded in 1993. Arrans's whsiky production officially started when the distillery opened in August 1995.
Bunnahabhain means "mouth of the river" in Gaelic, referring to the mouth of Margadale Spring where the distillery stands. Bunnahabain distillery started producing whisky in 1883.
Speyside distillery is located in Cairngorm Mountains and is acknowledge to be the prettiest of Scotland's distilleries. The distillery was completed in 1987, but Speyside's first spirit was produced in December 1990, on Christmas Day.
BenRiach is located in the "Heart of the Speyside", as the brands says, in the North-East region of Morayshire. The BenRiach Distillery perfectly blends in the tradition of Speyside distillery, displaying with a typical charm.
The barley used for the production has been Bruichladdich's focus since the company was taken over in 2001 by Mark Reynier and fellow investors.
Bruichladdich firmly believes in the role the barley plays for its whisky flavour; their approach is not only focused on the sorts used but even more on the place the barley has been grown.
The Clynelish name dates back to 1819 when the first distillery on the site is built.
This Distillery lasts until 1967 when a second distillery is opened and named Clynelish.
Alexander Matheson founds the Dalmore Distillery in 1839 after looking for the perfect location by his criteria: his only concern was to find the best natural resources to make the finest whisky, daring where no one else would.
Glenrothes Distillery is located in the town of Rothes, in the heart of Speyside, hidden from the main street. It lies at the foot of the Mannoch Hills; Glenrothes draws its water form two close natural springs.
The Linkwood Distillery sits in a quite setting overlooking the dam of the Linkwood burn, drawing its water from Millbuies spring to make a fine, smooth and complex whisky.
The Balvenie is unique among single malts, thanks to natural alchemy and centuries-old craftmanship. Whisky making at Balvenie is dedicated to maintaining the Five Rare Crafts.
Cragganmore is one of Diageo's original six Classic Malts and, even though it is not a big seller, devoted fans consider it one of the best examples of classic Speysider.
Strathisla is a riverside distillery with more than 230 years of Scottish Highlands' history. Strathisla is one of Scotland's oldest distilleries, but also one of the prettiest and most photographed distilleries in Scotland.
Balblair is a distillery in the Dornoch Firth, north of Inverness. Balblair was founded in the 1790 by James McKeddy.
Edradour is renowned as the smallest distillery in Scotland and considered one of the most peculiar.
The history of Edradour Distillery dates back to 1825 when it's founded by a cooperative of farmers.
GlenDronach is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, nestled in the valley of Forgue in the East Highland hills. GlenDronach was founded in 1826.
Glenmorangie Distillery was founded in 1843 by William Matheson in the Scottish Highlands. The Glenmorangie Distillery, with its peaceful surrounding, has inspired since the early years the production of a complex and smooth single malt whisky.
Longmorn Distillery is built in 1893 on the site of an old chapel, in Elgin. John Duff starts the construction of Longmorn Distillery together with two associates, Charles Shirres and George Thomson.
Tullibardine was founded in 1949 by architect William DelmÃ©-Evans. Tullibardine Distillery is situated close to the Ochil Hills, from where it draws its water.
Jura sales volumes for single malt increased rapidly since 2010 and Jura is now the 3rd most sold single malt in the UK after Glanfiddich and Glenmorangie.
Glengoyne follows what they call the Glengoyne way: six priciples to keep Glengoyne whisky true to its past and taste.
Auchentoshan is the last remaining triple distilled Lowlander and Auchentoshan whisky is among the lightest and most elegant in Scotland.
Tomatin has changed his focus, and now for Tomatin quality became more important than quantity. Today the Single Malts of Tomatin are well-regarded and demand is growing.
Glen Garioch is one of the three oldest distillery in Scotland, the official opening year was 1797, but already in 1785, spirit from Glen Garioch was announced in the local journal.
Bladnoch distillery has exprerienced a chequered history of ownership changes, as well as periods of no production. In 2015 David Prior, an australian businessman, announced the purchase of Bladnoch and plans to restore the distillery to its former glory.
Scapa was founded by Macfarlane & Townsend in 1885, During the First World War, the Scapa distillery was used by Admiral Jellicoe as his base and also saved the distillery from a fire during his tenure.
Pulteney distillery founded in 1826 by James Henderson is named after Sir William Pulteney. Today Old Pulteney is one of the most famous Single Malts of the Highlands.
Tamdhu distillery was founded by Tamdhu Distillery Company, a consortium of whisky blenders with William Grant as the main promoter. The famous distillery designer Charles Doig was the architect of Tamdhu.
Cardhu's history started in 1824 when John Cumming obtain a licence for Cardhu Distillery, but him was already producing illicit whisky back in 1811 along with his wife, Helen, who used to sell bottles of whisky to passers-by through the window of their farmhouse.
Dalwhinnie distillery is one of the highest in Scotland with its 326 meters above sea level, the position and the rigid temperatures of the Dalwhinnie distillery have made built near it a meteorological site since 1973.
Tobermory distillery was founded by John Sinclair in 1798 and still remains the only distillery on the island of Mull, in the Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland. At the beginning, the Tobermory distillery was named Ledaig which in Gaelic means 'safe heaven'.
Glenturret in 2015 celebrated its 240th anniversary as Scotland's oldest distillery (a statement which is sometimes debated). The Glenturret distillery was founded from whisky smugglers established in 1775 in a small illicit farm distillery named at the beginning Hosh Distillery.
Kilchoman distillery is located on the western side of the island of Islay, not far from Lake Gorm. The Kilchoman distillery was founded in 2005, after more than 124 years that new distilleries were not opened on the island of Islay.
Glen Scotia distillery is located on the Scottish peninsula of Campbeltown, which was once a place where many distilleries were located (in its heyday there were more than 30), Today Campbeltown is Scotland's smallest whiskey-producing region, consisting of just three distilleries, including the Glen Scotia distillery.
Mortlach distillery was founded in 1823 and it was the first legal distillery. Located in Dufftown Mortlach uses the water from Dykehead Catsraig to produce his whisky, and thanks the 2.81 distillation process, which gives a particular character to whisky, was called by Dave Broom "The Beast of Dufftown".
Dufftown distillery was an old mill converted in distilled in 1895 by Glenlivet-Dufftown Company. Located Dufftown distillery is one of six distilleries in the city and has a motto: "Rome was built on seven hills and Dufftown stands on seven stills."
Glen Moray distillery was founded in 1830. Located in Northern Hinglands, near the river Lossie, Glen Moray distillery carries on the old tradition of whisky maturation producing different flavours.
Tamnavulin distillery was founded in 1966. Located in the center of Speyside, near the river Lives, Tamnavulin distillery produces his whiskey with different and intense aromas.
Knockando distillery was founded in 1898. Located in the Speyside, near the river Cardnach, Knockando distillery produces his whisky using only natural ingredients and also is the first distillery which uses the electricity to power its production.
Glenlossie distillery was founded in 1876. Located in the Speyside, Glenlossie distillery produces his whisky with a subtle smoky effect thanks his malts, which are gently peated.
Blair Athol distillery was founded in 1798. Located near the Scottish Highlands in Pitlochry town, in Perthshire, the Blair Athol distillery produces his sweet whisky in Sherry and Bourbon casks.
Ardmore distillery was founded in 1898.
Located near the Kennethmont village, the Ardmore distillery ,thanks his lightly peated malt , produces his whisky which reveals a big difference with usual Speyside whisky.
Dailuaine distillery was founded in 1852.
Located in Spey valley, the Dailuaine distillery, produces his whisky offering a different vision respect the classical Speyside whisky.
Tormore distillery was founded in 1958.
Located in the heart of Speyside near the Cairngorms National Park and the Achvochkie Burn, the Tormore distillery, produces his whisky with different aromas like melons, pears and malty notes.
Benrinnes distillery was founded in 1826.
Located at the foot of Ben Rinnes hill, the Benrinnes distillery, produces his whisky with some note of rum and chocolate, sharried aftertaste and a peat smoke.
Fettercairn distillery was founded in 1824.
Located at the foot of the Grampian Mountains, the Fettercairn distillery, produces his whisky with different aromas like tropical fruits or soft spices.
Tomintoul distillery was founded in 1965. Located in Speyside near the Cairngorm National Park and Tomintoul village, the Tomintoul distillery, produces his whisky with a spicy and nutty aromas.
Kilchoman distillery was founded in 2005. Located in Islay, the Kilchoman distillery is one of the two distilleries which has property independence and uses for the whisky his own malt
Glen Scotia distillery was founded in 1832. Near the ancient Parliament square in Campbeltown, the Glen Scotia distillery produces his whisky with a malt which comes from the South-West of Scotland.
Benromach distillery was founded in 1898. Located near Forrest city, the Benromach distillery is one of the smallest distillery in the city and his whisky has peat smooke and light fruity character.
Aberfeldy distillery was founded in 1896. Located in Southern Highlands, the Aberfeldy distilleryproduces a whisky which has a rich cereal character with some notes of biscuits, citrus and nuttiness.
Glenallachie distillery was founded in 1967. Located in the heart of Speyside, the Glenallachie distillery produces his whisky with a resinous fruity aromas, nutty and malty aromas.
Glen Elgin distillery was founded in 1898. Located in the heart of Speyside, the Glen Elgin distillery produces a sweet whisky with heather-honey and orange blossom.
Royal Lochnagar distillery was founded in 1845. Located near the Balmoral Castle and Cairngorm mountains, the Royal Lochnagar distillery produces a delicate whisky with note of fruits, planed wood and light toffee.
Mannochmore distillery was founded in 1971. Located in Speyside, in the same place of Glenlossie distillery, the Mannochmore distillery produces his whisky which is perfumed and floral.
Deanston distillery was founded in 1965. Located in the Southern Highlands, near the river Teith, the Deanston distillery produces a dry and crisp maltiness whisky, so a typical Highland character.
Speyburn distillery was founded in 1897. Located in Speyside in the Granty Burn valley, the Speyburn distillery produces his whisky using air-dried oak casks aromatized in bourbon or sherry .
Glendullan distillery was founded in 1897. Located in Dufftown, the Glendullan distillery uses for its whiskey American and European Oak, which both give honeyed hints and a balancing dryness.
Inchgower distillery was founded in 1871. Located in the south side of Moray Firth, the Inchgower distillery produces its whisky which has a dry and fruity, with a crisp, salty tang.
Glenkinchie distillery was founded in 1837. Located in Lowlands near Edinburgh, the Glenkinchie distillery produces a floral whisky with a fresh, creamy aromas. It is called "The Edinburgh Malt".
Glencadam distillery was founded in 1825. Located in Eastern Highlands, the Glencadam distillery produces a whisky which has has a leafy and gently fruity character.
Allt-a-Bhainne distillery was founded in 1975 by Chivas Brothers Ltd. Allt-a-Bhainne distillery was built with the intent of ensuring a steady supply of whisky for Chivasâ€™ blended products.
Aultmore was founded in 1896 by Alexander Edward owner of Benrinnes and Craigellachie Distillery. Aultmore, meaning 'big burn' in Gaelic, was named after a nearby river.
Balmenach distillery was founded in 1824, by James McGregor under the name Balminoch, the Balmenach distillery lies in Cromdale, in the heart of whisky country in Speyside.
The Craigellachie Distillery is situated on a hill and overlooks the little town of Craigellachie/Banffshire in the heart of the Speyside. The architect of the Craigellachie distillery was the famous Charles Doig from Elgin.
Glen Keith distillery is one of the youngest distilleries in Scotland, having only been founded in 1957 by the Chivas Brothers. Glen Keith distillery is located in the beautiful Speyside town of Keith, within eyeshot of Strathisla, the oldest distillery in Scotland.
Glenglassaugh Distillery stands at the edge of Sandend bay, approximately two miles to the west of Portsoy. It was here, on the banks of the Glassaugh burn, in an area known to have been previously favoured by illicit distillers, that local entrepreneur Colonel James Moir built the Glenglassaugh distillery in 1875.
The Auchroisk distillery was founded in 1974 by Justerini & Brooks. Auchroisk distillery is located in Speyside. In 1996 the Auchroisk distillery has produced whisky under the brand Singleton and in 2001 it has abandoned the Singleton brand to replace it with the Auchroisk brand.
The Ben Nevis distillery was founded in 1825 by John McDonald. The Ben Nevis distillery is located in Western Highlands and for the production of its whisky Ben Nevis uses the water which comes from the Allt a Mhuilinn.
The Glen Spey distillery was founded in 1878 by James Stuart, which was a corn merchant before becoming a distiller. Originally the Glen Spey distillery was an extension of the Mill of Rothes, so it was called: Milhaugh.
In 1897 James Buchanan and W.P. Lowrie, Blender in Glasgow, founded the Glen Spey Distillery Whisky boomed. When James Buchanan & Co. Ltd became sole holder of Glentauchers distillery in 1908 he already had become very successful with his Buchanan Blends.
Knockdhu Distillery in Banffshire opened its doors back in 1893 thanks to founder John Morrison, a pioneering spirit who saw a golden vision of the future. The Knockdhu distillery has continued to enjoy success as it has moved into the twenty-first century.
The first site of the former Loch Lomond Distillery dates back to 1814, sited at the north end of Loch Lomond near Tarbet (known as Tarbat).The current Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1965 by the former owners of the Littlemill Distillery, in Bowling, a few miles up the road towards Glasgow.
Miltonduff distillery is situated 7 kilometres south-west of Elgin, in peaceful rural surroundings called Pluscarden. Once called the Garden of Scotland, this is excellent land for growing barley.
Strathmill Distillery is beautiful situated in a valley next to the river Isla in Keith, one of the major whisky towns of Speyside with two more distilleries - Strathisla and Glen Keith. Once a corn mill, Strathmill was converted into a distillery in the late 1800s.
Built in 1817, Teaninich distillery was an early legal distillery, but as it was built by Napoleonic war hero and estate owner 'Blind' Captain Hugh Munro that's no more than you would expect.
Originally under the name and style of Amrut Laboratories, Amrut Distillery was founded in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna shortly after India had become independent. The word amrut is from the Sanskrit language and means "nectar of the gods".
In 2008 for the 400th anniversary of the Bushmills Distillery, the Bank of Ireland put the Old Bushmills Distillery on its new banknotes.
The first Mackmyra distillery was built in 1999 in an old mill. The speciality of the Mackmyra Distillery is the maturation of whisky in small casks with a content of only 30 litres. These small casks result in an extremely fast maturation.
The Tullamore Distillery was founded in 1829 by Michael Molloy, in Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland. The Tullamore Distillery, in 2014, 60 years after its closure, was rebuilt in the place where it was born, in Tullamore, County Offaly.
The Suntory Yamazaki Distillery was founded in 1923 by Shinjiro Torii. Yamazaki was the perfect location for Japan's first whisky distillery for several reasons. First, the quality of the local water.
The Banff Distillery was founded in 1824 by Major James McKilligan of James McKilligan & Co. The distillery is located on the Moray Coast, in distillery terms Banff is situated between Macduff and Glenglassaugh.
Brora, or as it was originally known Clynelish, is one of Scotland’s Clearance distilleries. The Brora distillery was built in 1819 by the Marquis of Stafford.
The Caperdonich distillery was founded by James Grant, owner of Glen Grant which was located in Rothes just a few hundred metres away. Five years after the opening, the Caperdonich distillery was shut down.
The blender Robertson & Sons of Dundee founded Coleburn Distillery in 1897. As this area south of Elgin was known as a center of charcoal production the distillery’s name was sourced out of this charcoal.
The Rosebank Distillery produced a whisky that was often described as the King of the Lowlands. Now the painstaking process of reopening Rosebank Distillery has begun.
Glenlochy Distillery was founded by David McAndie in 1898 and was one of the three distilleries in Fort William at the beginning of the 1900s. It was built on the banks of the River Nevis, where Glenlochy took its water from.
The Glen Ord distillery was founded in 1838 by Thomas Mackenzie and it is the four bigger distillery of Scotland. The Glen Ord distillery is located in the Norther Highlands, on the Black Isle and name of isle comes from its rich fertile soil.
Dallas Dhu means Black Water Valley in Gaelic, an appropriate nod to the densely wooded Speyside valley in which the distillery sits. The Dallas Dhu distillery was originally founded in 1898, and was the last Scottish distillery to be built in the 19th century.
As long as it was open, seems Littlemill Distillery was Scotland's oldest working distillery. Its roots trace back to 1772, although it is very hard to accurately verify dates of establishment, most evidence points to the Littlemill distillery being officially founded in 1772 by George Buchanan of Glasgow.
Port Ellen Distillery was founded in 1825 on the Kildaton south coast of Islay. Since the closure of the distillery, Port Ellen has continued to prosper with four pot stills, two wash stills and two spirit stills.
The Glen Mhor Distillery was located directly at the Caledonian Canal in Inverness, in the Scottish North Highlands.John Birnie and James Mackinlay of Charles Mackinlay & Co founded the Glen Mhor distillery, both blenders from Leith.
Glenugie Distillery is located near Peterhead, on the east coast of Scotland, not far from where the River Uige meets the North Sea. The Glenugie distillery was founded in 1834 by Donald MacLeod & Company on the site of a disused windmill factory.
Imperial Distillery was founded in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, by Thomas Mackenzie. The Imperial distillery was named in honor of the Royal House.
Glen Albyn Distillery was founded in 1844 by James Sutherland, who was Mayor of the city of Inverness at the time. The surrounding area supplied most of the malted barley used in the Highland and Island distilleries, so Glen Albyn had easy access to plenty of raw materials.
Originally a brewery for two centuries, in the last 35 years of production Lochside was a whisky distillery. Most of the output of Lochside distillery was made for the blended whisky Sandy MacNab’s.
Inverleven distillery was built as part of the Dumbarton complex in 1938. Inverleven distillery was never a true distillery, but instead was simply a pair of stills within a larger facility.
Royal Brackla distillery was founded in 1812 by Captain William Fraser in the castle of Cawdor. Royal Brackla distillery is located in Highlands, near the Loch Ness Lake and for the production of its whisky uses the water which comes from Cawdor.
The founder of Glenury Royal Distillery was the eccentric Captain Robert Barclay, the first to walk 1000 miles in 1000 hours in 1809 and also an excellent middle-distance runner and boxer. He chose a location near Stonehaven, South of Aberdeen, to build his malt whisky distillery.
Convalmore Distillery was built in 1894 by the Convalmore-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd. It is the fourth of Dufftown's famed seven stills, in the Speyside. The company was successfully running the Convalmore distillery for about a decade.
The Macduff Distillery was founded in 1960 by Marty Dyke, George Crawford, James Stirrat and Brodie Hepburn. Macduff distillery is located in the Highlands and uses the water which comes from local sources like Gelly, which flows near the Macduff distillery.
The Glenburgie Distillery was founded in 1810 by William Paul with another name which was Kilnflat. It's located in Speyside and for the production of its whisky Glenburgie uses the water of local springs of Speyside area.
A gentleman whose name is only recorded as Mr Welsh founded Millburn Distillery in 1807 in Inverness. Following the founding of the Millburn distillery, it operated under the name of ‘Inverness Distillery’ for the first few years of its existence.