Discovering Distilleries

Last updated: Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Whisky – liquid gold, the elixir of life, Scotland’s national drink.

With over 100 distilleries across the country, each with their own unique methods, taste and history, it’s easy to see why whisky is one of the world’s most popular exports.

We recently asked Edinburgh Whisky Blog to take on the rather enviable challenge of discovering some of the country’s best distilleries, easily accessible (and therefore all the more enjoyable) by train.

Using the Highland Rover pass, which entitles four days of unlimited travel over eight, Jason was able to visit five distilleries, ranging from Speyside to the Highlands in four days.

Jason’s Highland Rover adventure started at Glen Ord where you can only buy the whisky at the distillery, before heading to beautiful Brora, home to the new Clynelish as well as the old former distillery of Brora. Heading further North to Wick, with the incredible scenes of the Far North Line -one of Scotland’s six ‘Great Scenic Railway Journeys’ – to enjoy along the way, Jason visited Old Pulteney Distillery which produces a mighty amount of the liquid for such a small harbour town.

Returning south, Jason rounded off his trip with a visit to Benromach , one of Speyside’s smallest distilleries before finishing up with Strathisla , one of Scotland’s oldest.

You can read about Jason’s trip in more detail here .

Taking the train to complete this mouth-watering itinerary meant that every drop of liquid gold could be truly enjoyed and savoured – something which every whisky enthusiast will confirm is a must.

So if your taste buds are tickled, why not start planning your own trip with a Highland Rover pass?
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