Distilleries & Breweries
A magical place to be. It's true what they say - you can never fully enjoy a dram of Glen Garioch until you have seen how and where it's made.
One of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland – and its most easterly – Glen Garioch (pronounced Geery in the ancient Doric dialect still spoken in these parts) has been making its mighty malt in the quaint and historic market town of Oldmeldrum, near Aberdeen in North East Scotland, ever since 1797. Shielded from the world’s prying eyes, deep in the fertile ‘Granary of Aberdeenshire’, and only ever produced in small, precious batches, Glen Garioch is a rare find indeed, but warmly appreciated by those who like a hearty Highland malt, non chill-filtered as nature intended, with a wholesome maltiness, honeyed sweetness and delicious creamy texture to savour.
- 25 miles
The Fettercairn Distillery is located in the foothills of Scotland's Cairngorms, half way between Aberdeen and Perth. Seize the opportunity to visit Fettercairn and discover how our unique spirit is crafted with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. Following each tour every adult can enjoy a dram or two of our exceptional Highland Single Malt.
For almost 200 years, generations of passionate distillers, engineers and inventors have acquired, developed, applied and shared the knowledge required to ensure that we continue to make great whisky our own way, every day.
- 29 miles
Mixing the traditional with the contemporary, the natural with the innovative, Ellon is a place of true discovery.
Haddo House, the impressive stately home designed by Scottish Architect William Adam, was built in 1732. Today it’s an admired place for anyone interested in Victorian history and boats superb walks around the large estate’s lakes, deer park and monuments.
BrewDog has been brewing beer in this Aberdeenshire town since 2007. It’s dominating the craft beer revolution and pushing the boundaries and so proudly calls Ellon home. The Brewery Tour delves into the history of the beer and the unique processes which make one of the world’s most talked about brands. The on-site bar, DogTap, is also a great spot for sampling BrewDog flavours for yourself!
- 29 miles
Neighbouring Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar is the perfect place to discover how Scotch Whisky is made. Watch as their team of operators tend to the traditional mashtun, gleaming copper stills and fill casks at the traditional distillery, which retains much of its original charm. The tour ends with a dram of the award-winning Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Highland Malt.
- 42 miles
Glenfiddich Distillery is located just a little to the north of the Speyside village of Dufftown. One of the best known brands of single malt, the business has been continuously in the ownership of the Grant family since they started this distillery here in 1886. This continuity of ownership is an impressive achievement in an industry that has seen so many distilleries bought out by big internationals. Glenfiddich is also the only distillery in Speyside where Bottling still takes place on site.
- 56 miles
In the heart of the beautiful Macallan Estate, personal service and a warm greeting await every guest at The Macallan Distillery Experience.
Visit our Distillery Experience at the heart of The Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland and get an insight into the process, production, people and passion that make our single malt whisky so special.
The Macallan Distillery bar is home to the most comprehensive collection of our brand. Enjoy a dram, a tasting flight or cocktail looking out over the surrounding Speyside landscape and Easter Elchies House, The Macallan Spiritual Home.
You can also visit the distillery to browse our unique Boutique, and experience specialist local Scottish cuisine at our Elchies Brasserie.
- 62 miles