Glen Garioch is the Easternmost Distillery in Scotland. One of the oldest running Distilleries in the Highland region, Glen Garioch is in the heart of Barley country. Aberdeenshire is famous for it's grain production so it fits that the Garioch is known as the Granary of Aberdeenshire. Boasting perfect Whisky conditions, the Glen Garioch Distillery is an award winning experience, headed up by Master Blender Ron Welsh, who will be on hand to guide you through their stunning whiskies.
GlenDronach Distillery sits on the path of the Dronach Burn, which means Bramble in Gaelic. A Disillery that is famed for it's wonderfull sherry cask influenced core range and highly sought after Single Cask range, GlenDronach is a true great in the Whisky world and with two hand-fills at the distillery, is sure to be a huge hit with our Academy students. A very special tour awaits you when we visit GlenDronach Distillery.
GlenAllachie Distillery is in the heart of Speyside, on the slopes of the Benrinnes mountain which provides the water source for the distillery. Once a Chivas Brothers distillery, it's whisky was reserved for blends until Billy Walker, formwerly of the BenRiach Distillery Company bought it and unleashed its spirit on the world. Winning multiple awards in its first few years as an independent diatillery, GlenAllachie has hit the ground running and is producing a fantastic whisky. In 2018 they opened their doors to visitors and have created a worldfamous Visitor attraction with a tour to match.
The Knockdhu distillery, hidden away in the shadow of The Knock hill, is run by Gordon Bruce and his team. Gordon will be on hand to guide you through the distillery famous for its AnCnoc whisky. Gordon’s keen eye to detail and engineering has pioneered countless techniques now used in the distillery for renewing energy, while keeping the spirit exactly the same. One of the very few distillery tours where you will have the chance to look into the worm tub condensers from above!
The Ardmore distillery sits at the highest point of the Northern railway line, 600 feet above sea level. Close to the small village of Kennethmont, the proximity to the railway line allowed founder Adam Teacher to transport materials from Glasgow to this remote corner of Aberdeenshire, helping the distillery flourish. Almost unchanged from the moment he made his dream a reality, the water is still drawn from the naturally rising springs that sit on the 1,500 foot tall Knockandy Hill.