Accommodation on the The Malt Whisky Trail

whisky barrelsAs well as possessing over half of Scotland's Malt Whisky distilleries, Speyside is the home of the famous Malt Whisky Trail.

Cardhu Country House is situated at the heart of the whisky trail, less than half a mile from Cardhu Distillery and a mile from Knockando Distillery making it the perfect location for the malt whisky enthusiast.

The Malt Whisky Trail is the only one of its kind in the world, and is one of the largest tourist attractions in Moray, The trail was established to promote a select group of the distilleries that were open to visitors. Each distillery offers visitors a unique whisky tour, which tells the story of their individual single malts. A signposted route from which you can explore eight distilleries, including the preserved Dallas Dhu distillery, the last distillery built in the nineteenth century, which is a whisky industry museum and visitor centre.

The trail also includes the multi award winning Speyside Cooperage and unique visitor centre, where you can see highly skilled coopers practising their ancient craft.

The trail includes: Benromach Distillery, Cardhu Distillery, Dallas Dhu Distillery, Glenfiddich Distillery, Glen Grant Distillery,The Glenlivet Distillery, Glen Moray Distillery, Speyside Cooperage, Strathisla Distillery

For more info – www.maltwhiskytrail.com

Also within a 10 mile radius and worth a visit are

Glenfarclas - the `Glen of the Green Grassland', is situated at the foot of the majestic Ben Rinnes. Established in 1836, Glenfarclas is one of the very few remaining independent, family owned and managed distilleries in Scotland.

Cragganmore Distillery, on the banks of the river Spey, is home to one of the most complex and characterful malt whiskies of the Speyside region.

Aberlour - Nose and taste new distillate and five of the best single malts. For many, the highlight of this award winning Whisky tour is the opportunity to hand-fill and purchase your very own personalised bottle of single cask selection.

Knockando – On the banks of the chill, clear waters of the Spey stands Knockando. Built by John Thompson in 1898 the Knockando distillery lies in the village of the same name, derived from the Gaelic ‘Cnoc-an-dhu,’ meaning ‘little black hill.’ Knockando Distillery is not open to the public but can be passed on the Speyside Way.

The Macallan - High on a hill overlooking the River Spey, with magnificent views across to Ben Rinnes, The Macallan Visitor Centre nestles within the glorious Easter Elchies Estate at Craigellachie. 

Speyside', a magical source of elegant, complex, distillates, but exactly where is this place? It hides among the pines and in the glens, but where does it begin and end? Like a mythical kingdom, it is vignetted, vague, dissolving at the edges, rather than having defined borders. It is shaped by streams and rivers, and takes its life from their waters. They become the water of life.

(Michael Jackson)

 

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