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Tomintoul and Glenlivet

At 345m above sea level, Tomintoul is the highest village in the Cairngorms (and indeed the Scottish Highlands), and is the largest community on the Glenlivet Estate.  Having been founded by the Duke of Gordon in 1775, this traditional... read more

Tomintoul and Glenlivet

Tomintoul is the highest village in the Cairngorms and the largest community on Glenlivet Estate. It is known for its abundance of sporting pursuits, including a vast network of biking and walking trails. Whisky also plays an important roll with many distilleries just a stone's throw away.

Braemar and Crathie

It’s a wildlife hot spot and views are often accompanied by the sound of roaring deer stag or sightings of deer, red squirrels and golden eagles.

There is the opportunity to take part in many sporting activities such as... read more

Braemar and Crathie

The mountainous village of Braemar, part of Royal Deeside, is a great base for adventure or relaxation on the SnowRoads. There’s an abundance of well-signposted, low-level walking which makes it a wonderful place for ramblers, who can look out at the many hills which surround the village and enjoy some sustenance in the cafes and restaurants.

http://braemarscotland.co.uk/

Activities & Attractions

Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Neighbouring Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar is the perfect place to discover how Scotch Whisky is made. Watch as our team of operators tend to our traditional mashtun, gleaming copper stills and fill casks at our traditional distillery, which... read more

Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Neighbouring Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar is the perfect place to discover how Scotch Whisky is made. Watch as our team of operators tend to our traditional mashtun, gleaming copper stills and fill casks at our traditional distillery, which retains much of its original charm. The tour ends with a dram of the award-winning Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Highland Malt. Royal Lochnagar Distillery one of the jewels in the Royal Deeside crown is situated beside her Majesty the Queen’s Scottish Home, Balmoral Castle, in Crathie, half way between the villages of Ballater and Braemar, which is home to the world famous Highland Gathering and Games. The distillery takes its name from the mountain, Lochnagar, which is a Munro, a mountain over 3000ft high. The Royal name was bestowed upon the distillery following a visit by Queen Victoria on the 12th September 1848. At the end of this, the first ever distillery tour, Queen Victoria enjoyed a dram of mature Lochnagar highland single malt scotch whisky.

https://www.royallochnagardistillery.com

Email

013397 42700

Crathie, AB35 5TB
Ballater
AB35 5TB

Activities & Attractions

Balmenach Distillery - Home of Caorunn Gin

Nestled deep in the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands you’ll discover the home of Caorunn. Premium and small batch, our hand-crafted gin is made with the care and passion you would expect from our renowned Scottish spirit-making... read more

Balmenach Distillery - Home of Caorunn Gin

Nestled deep in the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands you’ll discover the home of Caorunn. Premium and small batch, our hand-crafted gin is made with the care and passion you would expect from our renowned Scottish spirit-making expertise. Balmenach Distillery’s rugged location in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park furnishes Caorunn with the world’s finest ingredients. Crystal clear Scottish water is married with locally foraged botanicals to create a gin of supreme quality and heritage. Savoured around the world, Caorunn offers the drinks connoisseur the opportunity to embrace a small batch Scottish gin of unrivalled quality. Guests on the Caorunn Gin Tour will gain an insight into our artisanal production process through a privileged behind-the-scenes tour of our production area. After the guided tour you will then experience the unique opportunity to enjoy a tutored deconstructed nosing and tasting session. Each session features Caorunn’s five locally foraged and six traditional botanicals, botanical essences, and a neat sample of Caorunn. The experience then closes with a refreshing Caorunn and tonic with crisp red apple wedges. Book your tour by visiting our website. http://www.caorunngin.com/caorunn-gin/book-a-gin-tour/ Or for more information please phone 01479 874 933.

http://www.caorunngin.com/

Email

01479 874 933

Balmenach, Cromdale, PH26 3PF
Cromdale
Grantown on Spey
PH26 3PF

Activities & Attractions

Persie Distillery at Auchenflower

Persie Gin launched in May 2016. Developed by Scotland’s first touring gin club (Gin Club Scotland), the family of three original gins (Zesty Citrus, Herby & Aromatic and Sweet & Nutty Old Tom) are based on feedback from 4,000 gin-lovers. These... read more

Persie Distillery at Auchenflower

Persie Gin launched in May 2016. Developed by Scotland’s first touring gin club (Gin Club Scotland), the family of three original gins (Zesty Citrus, Herby & Aromatic and Sweet & Nutty Old Tom) are based on feedback from 4,000 gin-lovers. These award-winning gins are hand- crafted in small batches in a stables-turned-distillery at the foot of Glenshee in Highland Perthshire. Dubbed Phil the Still, the 230 litre copper pot still is a thing of beauty, and the first in Scotland from Muller in Germany. Persie Distillery joined forces with PADS (Perthshire Abandoned Dogs Society) in 2018 as its dedicated charity partner. The team’s mission was to release a family of dog gins – with different styles of gin reflecting different breeds! We created our Labrador gin, Spaniel gin and Dachshund gin liqueur. For every bottle sold one pound is donated to PADS to help provide care and shelter for the country’s unwanted dogs. It all happens in a steading-turned-distillery in the former Persie Hotel on the A93- the highest public road in the UK and the main tourist route from Perth to Aberdeenshire. Just a 40 minute drive from Pitlochry, Perth, Dundee, Braemar and Dunkeld. The distillery is 7 miles north of Blairgowrie, at the foot of Glenshee.

https://www.persiedistillery.com

Email

01250 886 798

Old Military Road, Bridge of Cally, PH10 7LQ
Bridge of Cally
Spittal of Glenshee
PH10 7LQ

Activities & Attractions

The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre

When staying in the Cairngorms National Park, a visit to the award-winning The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre is a must. The following tours are available at this award-winning visitor centre: The Glenlivet Classic Tour - This classic tour... read more

The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre

When staying in the Cairngorms National Park, a visit to the award-winning The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre is a must. The following tours are available at this award-winning visitor centre: The Glenlivet Classic Tour - This classic tour offers you a sensory introduction to the whole, finely-crafted process of whisky-making in our modern distillery. You'll see casks of slowly maturing malts in a traditional bonded warehouse and then an invitation to toast George Smith, with a dram of The Glenlivet, on the very land he once farmed nearly two hundred years ago. Cost: £12.50 per person. Daily tours from 10am and every half hour, and last tour at 4.30pm. Duration: 1 1/4 hours (pre-booking advised). Maximum group size: 16. Open to visitors age 18 and over. Audio guides available in French, German, Italian and Spanish subject to availability Definitive Spirit Tour and Tasting - £65 per person. This fascinating experience lasts around 2.5 hours, and includes a full distillery tour with a dram from a cask in one of our warehouses. In our tasting room, guests will enjoy an exploration of the spirit cuts, followed by a selection of The Glenlivet whiskies from our range, enabling them to comprehend the complex marriage of the spirit and the wood in creating the definitive whisky. These tours are held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 14:00. Other times may be available by arrangement. Drams of Distinction Tasting - £40 per person This is a truly special tasting experience of samples of rarer whiskies from The Glenlivet. This tasting lasts a maximum of 1 hour and takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 and 15:00 and at 11:00 on Saturday. Other times may be available by arrangement.

http://www.theglenlivet.com/

Email

01340 821720

Ballindalloch, AB37 9DB
Glenlivet
AB37 9DB

Activities & Attractions

Tomintoul Distillery

Tomintoul Distillery was built in the mid 1960s. At the height of around 350m (1165 feet), Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands. Tomintoul Distillery is located in the Glenlivet Estate at Ballantruan on the east side of the River Avon... read more

Tomintoul Distillery

Tomintoul Distillery was built in the mid 1960s. At the height of around 350m (1165 feet), Tomintoul is the highest village in the Highlands. Tomintoul Distillery is located in the Glenlivet Estate at Ballantruan on the east side of the River Avon and in the valley between the Glenlivet Forest and the hills of Cromdale.

https://www.tomintouldistillery.co.uk

Email

01807 590 274

Tomintoul Distillery, AB37 9AQ
Tomintoul
AB37 9AQ

Food & Drink

Braemar Brewing Co.

Braemar Brewing Co. is coming Summer 2021.

Braemar Brewing Co.

Braemar Brewing Co. is coming Summer 2021.

http://brewbraemar.uk/

Email

013397 41425

Airlie House
Braemar

Activities & Attractions

Two Thirsty Men

Grantowns newest and only craft brewery - Two Thirsty Men

Two Thirsty Men

Grantowns newest and only craft brewery - Two Thirsty Men

Email

01479 872246

The Brewery, PH26 3EL
Grantown on Spey
PH26 3EL