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Five places in Scotland to have a great whisky

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Planning a short getaway? If you love whisky as much as we do, Scotland will come to your mind immediately. Discover here the country’s best places to enjoy a glass of good scotch.

1. The Quaich Bar (The Craigellachie Hotel)

There are many ways to enjoy whisky in Scotland, and this is one of the best places. Take advantage of the expertise and knowledge from the bartenders there and use their advice to taste really good malt whiskies. They are very passionate.

2. Bon Accord Pub

This pub is located in Glasgow and has a menu with over 1000 different beers, as well as 380 brands of malt whiskies. The food is served 7 days a week. A perfect choice to enjoy a succulent dish and pair it with scotch. A great place for connoisseurs.

3. Amber Bar – The Scotch Whisky Experience

Located in Edinburgh, the Amber Whisky Bar has made its mission to inform and excite people about scotch. 380 whiskies are available, excellent Scottish cuisine and a friendly and informal atmosphere that invites you to relax directly after your arrival.
The food they offer is a strong point in its favour, from delicious Scottish tapas to a full 3-dishes meal. In addition, they also have a succulent menu of delicious cheeses to pair with their whiskies.

4. Rob Roy Lounge

The Rob Roy Lounge, located at the Drimsynie House Hotel, serves food and fine whisky in a cosy setting. They also offer Paninis and homemade soups for a light lunch and a full menu of hearty food including baked potatoes and beef chilli nachos for a more abundant choice. For dinner, they serve meatloaf, fish and chips, and enchiladas. You’ll love it!

5. Andrew Usher & Co.

Andrew Usher & Co. is a historic trading house craft beer and Scotch whisky with a tradition for more than three centuries back. It is full of the history of the development of Scottish beer and distillation. It has a local menu which sums up the tradition of the place. They even offer the opportunity to create your own bottle of mixed whisky. It is one of the most original bars in Edinburgh.

In the meanwhile, get a taste of Scotland’s best whiskies at Uvinum: 

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Glenmorangie The Original 10 Years Old rises from the perfect combination of Europe’s biggest alambiques and white American oak barrels. This is what gives this Whisky an elegant, floral character.

 

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Aberlour 15 Years 1L: Compared with other malt whiskies of the same quality, the Aberlour 15 Years stands out for its fantastic price. Don’t miss it and snatch a 1-liter-bottle at uvinum.co.uk! 

 

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Dimple 15 Years Old is a classic Blend Scotch Whisky deluxe based on Glenkinchie and a high malt proportion. 

The whiskies of Speyside

 TAGS:The malts of Speyside are the raw material for the Scottish malt whisky,  the most desirable of the world. This malt is distillated in Cairngorms, the area next to the Spey river in Moray and Aviemore Cairngorms, in the north of Scotland. The two most sold whiskies of the world come from Speyside and that tells a lot about the quality of the malts and their distillation process. The region with the biggest number of distilleries of any whisky producing area is Scotland. 

Scottish whiskies are among the lightest of Scotland. They are sweet, delicate and have a characteristic flavour and the best quality. With ageing they adquire more body and nuances, they are  highly appreciated whiskies that also gives economical power to that region. Speyside is unambigously the scottish region with the biggest number of distilleries of scottish whisky. There are 84 famous distilleries, including the most popular ones: The Glenlivet DistilleryGlenfiddichGlen Grant Distillery and The Macallan Distillers.

The 10 most important whisky distilleries to visit in Scotland

Today we will visit some of the whisky distilleries that you have to see when visiting  TAGS:Scotland. Scotland, apart from beatiful landscape and coasts, counts on one of the biggest and most popular whiskey productions and exportations which generate an income of 800 million euros. It is one of the most popular products of this land and the touristic visits to its distilleries are one of the attractions you cannot miss.

  • Glenmorangie: In the Scottish Highlands. In the town of Tain the distillery Glenmorangie opens its doors to tourists and visitors. Additionally you can visit the cellars and stay there for the night.
  • Balblair Distillery: This distillery is located close to the lakes of Dornoch Tain, it has more than 4000 years of history and is a historic spectacle that you should not miss on your trip to Scotland.
  • Ardbeg Distillery: Located on the island of Islay, together with others of the zone this distillery is picturesque and its location is suitable  for taking a walk and enjoying the landscape.
  • Isle Of Jura Distillery: With a length of 30 miles and 7 kilometres width this distillery also offers a hotel where you can spend the night after spending the day in its installations.
  • The Glenlivet Distillery:  Located in the hills of Speyside this distillery was reinaugurated in 2010 and since then it offers tours through its installations every day from april to october.
  • Speyburn (Inver House Distillers): This distillery is located in a valley in the north of Rothes and it is the most photographed in Scotland thanks to the gorgeous landscape that is surrounding it and its big facade.
  • Talisker Distillery: The only distillery of the island Skye, it can be visited and admired from the ferry that passes through the area.
  • Aberlour Destillery: Distillery located in the center of Speyside, its vistor’s centre has been awarded with 5 stars of the Scottish tourist board because of its installations and its service.
  • Glenfiddich: This distillery in the centre of the Highlands is the home of one of the most popular whiskybrands, its name means “valley of the deers” in gealic and it is an excellent place for getting to know Scotland.
  • Lagavulin Distillery: another distillery located on the island of Islay, its whiskies are smoky and its installations and surroundings picturesque. 

Are you a whisky fan? Do you want to recommend us a distillery to visit? While you are thinking about it, we recommend you some good whiskies (scottish ones of course):

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100 Pipers, best scottish quality.

 
 
 
 

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Johnnie Walker Black Label 4.5L ablend of Scotland