Speyside Malt Whisky Trail

Hotel and Accommodation Speyside Malt Whisky Trail

The one and only Speyside Malt Whisky Trail is a pilgrimage for any whisky enthusiast. The journey takes you from Glen Moray distillery, right on our doorstep, all the way down to Glenlivet Distillery in Ballindalloch and back up again, encompassing seven working distilleries.

The tour allows you to experience the history and culture of the different people you’ll meet and who produce the whiskies you love. They are the guardians of centuries of knowledge, and you’ll only find them here. Distilleries include Benromach, Dallas Dhu, Glen Moray, Strathisla, Glen Grant, Speyside Cooperage, Glenlivet, Cardhu and Glenfiddich.

Malt Whisky Trail

Website: Speyside Malt Whisky Trail 

Glen Moray Distillery

Experts in the art of distillery, this award-winning single malt has been distilled on the banks of the sparkling River Lossie since 1897. Even today, the whisky is distilled by hand in a steady fashion, never rushed and always in balance. The traditions and learnings of their ancestors are not forgotten, which shines through in the complex whisky produced. A unique feature of the tours at Glen Moray Distillery is that the tours are conducted by the distillery workers themselves – who better to explain the inner workings of the process than the passionate staff who know the distillery like the back of their hand?

Website: Glen Moray Distillery 

The Benromach

Although Benromach holds the title of ‘Speyside's smallest distillery’ – they more than compensate for their lack of size with an award-winning, high quality end product. The small team of experienced, friendly staff hand-craft the whisky from barley to barrel. Whisky has been distilled here since 1898, and the traditional methods used have remained to this very day. There are a variety of tours available from simple tastings up to personal tours conducted by Distillery Manager, Keith Cruickshank.

Website: The Benromach 

Glen Grant

A truly unique and distinguished single malt whisky is produced here, often being described as crisp, fresh and light. The unique flavour and colour profile of the spirit arises from its distillation process, which allows only the purest whisky to become Glen Grant. This is achieved through using incredibly tall stills and purifiers on both distillations. The slow ageing process, high quality ingredients and incredibly passionate staff make this a fantastic distillery to visit for a tour and of course, a taste test.

Website: Glen Grant 

Eat & Drink

Before or after you explore whisky distilleries, you can have something to eat or drink in our bar and lounge. If you prefer a formal dining option, the Darroch restaurant serves a contemporary take on Scottish traditional food as well as featuring local options. 

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Combine your trip with a stay with us at Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club, the ideal choice for a base to explore the Highlands, with 52 spacious en-suite rooms, a large health club with a swimming pool, gym and relaxing spa, as well as many other amenities. 

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