Inverness is right in the heart of Scotland's malt and grain whisky-producing region, and is within easy reach of a huge number of excellent distilleries. Highlights are
Glenmorangie Distillery and Visitor Centre
Glenmorangie Distillery has been producing its Single Highland malt Scotch whisky since 1843. Crafting the delicate spirit is entrusted to the legendary Sixteen Men of Tain. Take a tour of the distillery and you¿ll see these skilled mashmen, stillmen and warehousemen as they go about their daily work.
The guided tour is a uniquely personal experience. You'll see the shining elegance of Glenmorangie¿s copper stills, the tallest in Scotland, standing 16 feet 10 ¼ inches (5.14 metres) high. This ensures that only the purest, most delicate vapours are condensed into spirit. There is a superb Distillery Shop which offers a warm Highland welcome, together with a range of whiskies including rare, limited edition bottlings. A selection of books, glasses, local produce and souvenirs is also available.
Dalwhinnie Distillery Visitor Centre is a fine example, and is also the highest distillery in Scotland. The Dalmore is the world's most expensive whisky, although it's absolutely free to take a tour around the visitor centre. The Glenmorangie Distillery is home to Scotland's favourite malt, and again is open for guided tours.
Another distillery well worth visiting is Tomatin, just 16 miles south of Inverness. And we are only an hour’s drive from the famous Grampian ‘Malt Whisky Trail’.