The Malt Whisky Trail

The Speyside Cooperage is the only cooperage in Britain with a visitor centre. Where you can experience the ancient art of coopering. The cooperage continues to work and produce the age-old product, still using traditional methods and tools. Although shipped across the world, many of the casks remain in Scotland, providing a vital ingredient in Scotland’s whisky making process.

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The Malt Whisky Trail is a uniquely immersive whisky experience — but the journey you’ll take along The Trail is about so much more. As you embark along the road through malt whisky country, you’ll encounter a huge variety of sites to see and things to do. You’ll find globally renowned textiles mills, cosy seaside cafes, and world-class outdoor pursuits.

Speyside is home to the world’s largest concentration of Scotch malt whisky distilleries.

Discovering the sheer variety of the range of single malt Scotch whisky on offer is a journey worth taking.  The Malt Whisky Trail distilleries produce an array of whiskies from sweet and rich to smokey and oaty.  

Cardhu is a Speyside distillery near Archiestown, Moray, Scotland. It was founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming, and his wife Helen Cumming in 1824. The distillery’s Scotch whisky makes up an important part of the Johnnie Walker blended whisky
A detail of the pagodas at the Strathisla Distillery, Keith, Moray.
The Speyside Cooperage is the only cooperage in Britain with a visitor centre. Where you can experience the ancient art of coopering. The cooperage continues to work and produce the age-old product, still using traditional methods and tools. Although shipped across the world, many of the casks remain in Scotland, providing a vital ingredient in Scotland’s whisky making process.
The Speyside Cooperage is the only cooperage in Britain with a visitor centre. Where you can experience the ancient art of coopering. The cooperage continues to work and produce the age-old product, still using traditional methods and tools. Although shipped across the world, many of the casks remain in Scotland, providing a vital ingredient in Scotland’s whisky making process.
Cardhu is a Speyside distillery near Archiestown, Moray, Scotland. It was founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming, and his wife Helen Cumming in 1824. The distillery’s Scotch whisky makes up an important part of the Johnnie Walker blended whisky
The Speyside Cooperage is the only cooperage in Britain with a visitor centre. Where you can experience the ancient art of coopering. The cooperage continues to work and produce the age-old product, still using traditional methods and tools. Although shipped across the world, many of the casks remain in Scotland, providing a vital ingredient in Scotland’s whisky making process.

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Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or the week, there’s plenty to see and do on The Malt Whisky Trail.  The trail is a partnership of nine whisky destinations.  Active distilleries are Benromach, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, and Strahlisa, to historic distilleries like Dallas Dhu, and The Speyside Cooperage, where a great deal of Scotch whisky casks are produced.

Visit The Malt Whisky Trail for more information.

You’ll meet craftspeople who are the guardians of centuries of whisky know-how!

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As voted by National Geographic Top Rated Places to Visit – “A wonderful region of Scotland. Beaches are fantastic, and the area welcomes visitors as one of their own. Largely rural. People work together for the greater good–fishermen tolerate canoeists; farmers allow walkers to pass over their land on footpaths, etc.”

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There are exciting cycling routes east, west and south of Sandend Holidays.

Cycling is a very popular activity in Aberdeenshire and Morayshire.

The location allows for a range of riding, from leisurely family saunders to adrenalin-fuelled downhill MTB routes.

The area is also popular for road rides and long-distance cycle touring

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