Scottish whisky has a long tradition, but that’s not a scoop, this tradition is not only due to the ancient history of its whisky, or due to its recognized quality; behind the legendary Scotch there are legendary distilleries throughout Scotland, recognized by the place of birth and the whisky. That’s why we have prepared a tour through the emblematic areas of Scottish whisky.
The lowlands are considered the southern half of Scotland, currently in this area there are important whisky distilleries like: Glenkinchie (1825) close to Edinburgh, Auchentoshan (1823) near Clydebank, Bladnoch (1823) in Galloway, and a new distillery called Daftmill, located in Fife (the last one still has not launch its whisky to the market, but they had began to distill so, it is expected to have it within 3 years). We should also mention names like Rosebank, Kinclaith, St Magdalene, Ladyburn, Littlemill and Inverleven. We can still find Whiskies from this area, but they stopped producing them some years ago.
The majority of the lowlands whiskeys are usually triple distilled malted, yet we can find other varieties. Another detail worth mentioning is its light taste, which is due to triple distillation mentioned.
The Speyside area is situated around the Spey River in Moray and Badenoch, Strathspey, in northeastern Scotland. This is the area with the highest number of scotch distilleries and perhaps the most important in Scotland. Here are located legendary distilleries, Glenlivet (1824) and Glenfiddich (1886), both the best sellingscotch whiskeys in the world.
But not only these two distilleries are famous, tradition and prestige, we can’t go by without mentioning legendary distilleries in Speyside, as emblematic as: Aberlour Distillery (1826), Balmenach (1824), Balvenie (1939), Benriach (joined to Glendronach, 1826), Benromach (1898), Cardhu (1824), Cragganmore (1869), Dailuaine (1852), Glendullan (1897), Glenfarclas (1836), Glen Grant (1898), The Glenrothes (1978), Glen Elgin (1958), Glen Moray (1897), Inchgower (1871), Knockando (1898), Longmorn (1893), The Macallan (1824), McClelland (1986), Royal Brackla (1812), Glenlivet Speyburn (1897), Tamdhu (1897) and Tormore (1958).
And what could we recommend you? It would be so complicated to keep only one scotch, so we will show you 2 who are really worth.
If Bladnoch is the ultimate, and Glenkinchie the tradition, Auchentoshan is success. The most famous and best sold scotch in the lowlands of Scotland.
Aromas of vanilla awakened the interest in the high-end Whiskiesall over the world. A whiskey that is perfect to drink either alone or mixed.