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Tours, Trails and Tourism

A distillery on Islay
Visiting a distillery allows you to indulge your passion for Scotch and, at the same time, discover the environment and meet the people that have done so much to shape our iconic product.

Tours

Many distilleries welcome visits by members of the public.  It is often necessary to make arrangements in advance, but many distilleries have extensive visitor facilities and do not require prior warning of a visit.  You can find out which distilleries you can visit using our Distilleries to Visit guide.

Visiting a distillery allows you to indulge your passion for Scotch and, at the same time, discover the environment and meet the people that have done so much to shape our iconic product.

No matter which distillery you choose to visit - be it an island, mainland, large or small - you can expect great Scotch Whisky, a warm Scottish welcome, and a fabulous day out.

You can also indulge your passion by following one of the many Scotch Whisky trails and enjoy the beautiful Scottish countryside while you make your way to the next distillery.

Trails

There are a couple of trails already for you to follow or if you like, you can make up your own!

Malt Whisky Trail

Hebridean Whisky Trail

You can learn more about exploring Scotch Whisky at VisitScotland.

Malt Whisky Trail Road Sign

Tourism

If you are in Edinburgh, don't miss The Scotch Whisky Experience in the heart of the Royal Mile or indulge your passion and become a member of the world's leading whisky club, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Responsible Drinking

With all these fun activities to choose from, we do encourage you to drink responsibly and ensure a designated driver accompanies you on your trips if you choose to travel by car.  Check out Drinkaware's alcohol awareness guidelines.