Discover the Highlands’ wonderful distilleries when staying in Scottish holiday cottages
Article by Dipika Patel
If you’re planning to book Scottish holiday cottages for a break in the Highlands, make sure you visit some of the region’s well-known distilleries. Almost as famous as its stunning landscape, the local whisky is some of the most renowned produce in Scotland.
Indeed, there are numerous distilleries in the area that make some of the most famous Scotches, including Dalwhinnie, Glenmorangie and Glenlivet, among many others.
During tours of these distilleries, you can learn more about the history of the drink and how the various makers choose to produce it. And of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities for tastings – and for buying a bottle or two to take home!
After settling into your self catering holiday cottages, you can set out on your journey of whisky-based discovery.
The Glemorangie Distillery has been making single malt Scotch since 1843 and during your tour you’ll be able to see the drink at its various stages of production. As well as seeing the famous ‘Sixteen Men of Tain’ – the legendary distillery workers – you’ll have the chance to see Scotland’s tallest copper stills.
And after you’ve learned about Glenmorangie’s production and enjoyed a taste of the drink, you can think about buying some to take home from the resident shop. If you’re particularly interested in whisky, you might also be keen to see some of the specialist books they have on sale here.
Alternatively, why not visit the Ben Nevis Distillery? Situated at the foot of the famous mountain, the facility enjoys a dramatic and picturesque backdrop. In this quintessential Highlands setting, you can learn about the Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis, as well as how the whisky here is made.
Before you set off to the next attraction, you can enjoy a bite to eat at the restaurant.
For another classic Highlands adventure, why not take a trip to the Dalwhinnie Distillery? This is the one of the highest whisky facilities in the region, sitting at 1,073 ft. As well as learning all about the tipple and treating yourself to a taste or two, you can enjoy excellent views of the surrounding area.
And if you can tear yourself away from the wonderful whisky tours, you’ll find there’s much else you can fit into your Highlands holiday.
If you’re keen to experience the great outdoors, why not tackle some of the numerous walking or cycling routes during your trip? Those looking for something a little more daring will find there is plenty to get the adrenaline pumping – such as white water rafting – before heading home.
Discover the fascinating distilleries in the Highlands when staying Scottish holiday cottages. Here at Imagine UK Cottages, we offer a range of self catering holiday cottages ideal for this kind of trip.