We begin your tour of Speyside's famous distilleries by visiting The Glenlivet Distillery in Banffshire. The guided tour gives you an insight into the intriguing history of this spectacular single malt. You can enjoy a dram drawn straight from a cask in Warehouse No.3, followed by the chance to taste two further samples in surrounds of the dram room. Pre-booking of the distillery tour is essential.
A 30 minute drive north to Knockandu for your next stop on the trail, Cardhu Distillery. Take one of the two tours offered to find out more about the only malt whisky distillery pioneered by a woman. Enjoy a dedicated tasting and nosing session with an expert at the end of the 'Glassic Tour' which includes a complimentary whisky glass to take home. Pre-booking of the distillery tour is essential.
A few miles up the road towards Dufftown, considered by many to be the heart of the Speyside whisky region, you'll discover the spectacular Speyside Cooperage. At the only working cooperage in the UK you have the unique opportunity to witness the ancient art of creating whisky barrels, using traditional tools and methods and you can even have a go at making your own mini-cask.