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The Tipple Of Scotland, Whisky - A Wee Highland Coo Van Adventure

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

The last in the series of A wee Highland Coo Van Adventure, roaming Scotland's pastures to graze on nothing but the best! Scotland is famous for its whisky, from the distinctive peat to the smooth single Scottish malts. What is your favourite tipple? Did you know there are over 120 whisky distilleries in Scotland? The main five producing areas are Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland, and Speyside. It is said that Scotland has the best water in the world maybe there is something in that when the Gaelic name for whisky is uisge beatha which means "water of life".

Blair Athol Distillery, Perthshire ©MDHarding

The Tipple Of Scotland: Whisky

Scotland's Highest Whisky Distillery

Visit Scotland's highest whisky distillery - Dalwhinnie Distillery at 1164 metres above sea level, in the beautiful Scottish highlands. Here you can take a tour and try up to six single malts all paired with handmade chocolates.

Dalwhinnie Highland Single Malt Scottish Whisky ©MDHarding

Scotland's Lowest Whisky Distillery

Edradour Distillery used to be the smallest whisky distillery in Scotland. Located in bonnie Perthshire it is the only single malt handmade whisky produced in a farm distillery. Dating back to 1825 named Edradour after the Scottish Gaelic Eadar Dhà Dhobhar meaning "two rivers".

Closest Whisky Distillery to Edinburgh

If you're in Edinburgh, but don't have much time? Did you know that Glenkinchie Distillery a producer of single malt since 1837, is located only 15 miles from the capital? You can take the local Lothian bus or there is also the option to pre-book a combined tour and shuttle bus ticket.

The Scottish Whisky Experience

Visiting Edinburgh for the day or weekend and you would like to sample some of Scotland's finest? Walk up the Royal Mile/High Street to The Scottish Whisky Experience. Here you can taste full-bodied or blended whisky from around Scotland and the rest of the world.

©The Scottish Whisky Experience

Scottish Whisky Festival's

The first whisky festival of the year has already taken place in Cupar, Fife at the beginning of the month, celebrating the historic corn exchange. With many more to come including The Spirit of Speyside Festival, The Islay Festival of Music and Malt as well as many more! Which whisky festival will you go to this year?


Whisky Television Advert

Have you seen this amazing television whisky ad? It has another connection to water and the mythical Scottish legend - The Kelpie!

Whisky Movie

A fan of films? Have you seen The Angels' Share? Discover what an angel's share is in this Scottish movie.

Whisky Tours

If you have a few days why not enjoy the whisky trail and take a whisky tour?

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