Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
Dozens of distilleries have been created in this area during the 19th century. The area is situated at the East
of the Highlands, covering the Angusshire, parts of Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire and even of Invernesshire.
The Spey river has its source in the area.
Currently about half a dozen distilleries are active in the area.
For a quick description and a map of the producing areas, please click on the map on the left.
For detailed information about a distillery, you can:
- click on a distillery on the map below (just moving the mouse above a still or a pagoda roof will display the name of the distillery)
- click on the name or the picture of the distillery in the table under the map.
|Ardmore||1896||Kennethmount, Huntley||Active||Fortune Brands (2006: Beam Global Spirits & Wine)|
||Brechin||Active||Angus Dundee Distillers|
|Glenesk||1897||Montrose||Closed and demolished||United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)|
|Glen Garioch||1797||Old Meldrum||Active||Morrison Bowmore
|Glenury Royal||1824||Stonehaven||Closed and demolished||United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)|
||Montrose||Closed and demosished||Pernod-Ricard|
Closed and demolished
|United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo)|
||Laurencekirk||Active||White & Mackay Ltd|
||Crathie||Active||United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo) Ltd|
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The tasting notes
The production areas
|WDTS: blind tasting sessions||List of all distilleries||How whisky is made||Central Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Northern Highlands,Western Highlands|
|Recent tastings||Distillery owners||Whisky history||Speyside|
|Visitors notes||The independent bottlers||All the bottles in collection||Lowlands|
|Post your own notes||The distilleries in their historical context||By order of preference||Islay|
|Interactive map of the distilleries||By order of value for money||Campbeltown|