Knockdhu Distillery
Glen Garioch Distillery

Whisky Academy Experiences

Unmask secrets and stories from the Aberdeenshire and Speyside whisky communities. The Whisky Academy invites you to experience the production processes of 5 different distilleries and invites you inside the cask taking you behind the scenes at a Speyside cooperage.
GLEN GARIOCH DISTILLERY
Established in 1797, Glen Garioch (pronounced 'Geery') is one of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland, and its most Easterly.

Situated in the historic market town of Oldmeldrum, Glen Garioch have been handcrafting a beautiful range of natural, non chill-filtered single malts for over 200 years. Only ever produced in small, precious batches, Glen Garioch is a rare find and a treat for the senses with quality in every dram.
GLEN GARIOCH DISTILLERY
GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY
Founded by the exuberant James Allardice in 1826, GlenDronach has been creating the finest sherried single malts for nearly 200 years.

Located in Forgue by Huntly, the distillery's independent ownership has allowed them the freedom to rekindle the reputation of GlenDronach as a distiller of high quality whiskies of inimitable and individual character. To those in the know, it's a well kept secret, but now it'’'s your chance to experience why it's reputation has travelled worldwide.
GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY
GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY
Founded by the exuberant James Allardice in 1826, GlenDronach has been creating the finest sherried single malts for nearly 200 years.

Located in Forgue by Huntly, the distillery's independent ownership has allowed them the freedom to rekindle the reputation of GlenDronach as a distiller of high quality whiskies of inimitable and individual character. To those in the know, it's a well kept secret, but now it's your chance to experience why it's reputation has travelled worldwide.
GlenAllachie Distillery
GlenAllachie Distillery sits in the heart of Speyside, nestled into slopes of the Ben Rinnes mountain, which provides the water source for the distillery.

Once a Chivas Brothers distillery, its whisky was reserved for blends until Billy Walker, formerly of the BenRiach Distillery Company, bought it and unleashed its spirit to the world. Winning multiple awards in its first few years as an independent distillery, GlenAllachie is already renowned for producing fantastic whisky and since 2018 have welcomed visitors for exceptional tours and tastings.
GlenAllachie Distillery
Knockdhu Distillery
At Knockdhu Distillery the methods used to make 'anCnoc' (pronounced 'a-nock') whisky have hardly changed in over 100 years, and it's these traditional techniques that help to create the distinctive, modern flavour.

Bottled as 'anCnoc', this unique single malt has a mind of its own. The name originates from the Gaelic for 'Knock Hill' where the distillery water flows from one of it's springs. It's one of our most popular destinations and you'll understand why from the moment you set eyes on Knockdhu.
Knockdhu Distillery
Knockdhu Distillery
At Knockdhu Distillery the methods used to make 'anCnoc' (pronounced 'a-nock') whisky have hardly changed in over 100 years, and it's these traditional techniques that help to create the distinctive, modern flavour.

Bottled as 'anCnoc', this unique single malt has a mind of its own. The name originates from the Gaelic for 'Knock Hill' where the distillery water flows from one of it's springs. It's one of our most popular destinations and you'll understand why from the moment you set eyes on Knockdhu.
Ardmore Distillery
Unchanged since 1898, Ardmore still employs traditional distilling and warehousing methods with the water drawn from the springs that sit on the top of Knockandy Hill to this day.

Ardmore is a peated single malt whisky shaped by its deep-rooted connection to the land, people and wildlife of its Scottish Highland home. The Ardmore distillery sits at the highest point of the Northern railway line, 600 ft 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.
Ardmore Distillery
Speyside Cooperage
Enjoy a journey through the lifecycle of the cask, as you experience the sights, sounds and aromas of a working cooperage that are so important to the final flavour of Scotch whisky. .

Speyside Cooperage has been home to the ancient art of Coopering since 1947. Watch skilled Coopers traditionally shaping, shaving and charring casks into what is an integral part of the whisky industry. As part of your experience you will learn from Coopers first-hand on the shop floor as to try your hand at building the on-site miniature casks.
Speyside Cooperage
Speyside Cooperage
Enjoy a journey through the lifecycle of the cask, as you experience the sights, sounds and aromas of a working cooperage that are so important to the final flavour of Scotch whisky. .

Speyside Cooperage has been home to the ancient art of Coopering since 1947. Watch skilled Coopers traditionally shaping, shaving and charring casks into what is an integral part of the whisky industry. As part of your experience you will learn from Coopers first-hand on the shop floor as to try your hand at building the on-site miniature casks.
Knockdhu Distillery
Time, place and environment
Three words you'll hear often at the Academy. Meet the whisky makers, bottlers and coopers who shape the industry.
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