From local events to distillery tours, explore what's going on in the world of whisky nearest to you
Visit distilleries in Scotland
From Burn's Night to Hogmanay to marking any one of life's landmarks, whisky is part of the very soul of Scotland. Only whisky produced in Scottish distilleries following strict regulations – including being aged in oak barrels for a minimum of three years - may be crowned with the name Scotch. Find out more about the traditional process (and sample a dram or two) by visiting one of Scotland's finest distilleries.
Seafield Avenue, Keith AB55 5BS
Welcome to the oldest operating distillery in the Highlands and the Home of Chivas Regal. Visit Strathisla Distillery and feel closer to the true spirit of our rich, smooth Chivas Regal blends and the classic Speyside malt at their heart. As a whisky enthusiast, or a newcomer, your Strathisla tour will be a sensory experience, both memorable and informative - created in a beautiful riverside distillery now in its two hundred and thirtienth year and very much part of Scottish Highland's history.
The Aberlour Experience
Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 9PJ, UK
Steeped in centuries of legend and surrounded by the dramatic Highland scenery of Ben Rinnes, the village of Aberlour lies at the very heart of Speyside, where the Lour burn joins the River Spey. The exceptionally pure,soft spring water used for making Aberlour whisky is drawn from nearby natural springs. In this special place, the resources of nature and the founder's passion for making the best single malt combine to make the generously multi-layeredwhiskies of Aberlour.
The Glenlivet Distillery Tour
Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9DB
The Glenlivet's location is remote, its history laced with drama and intrigue, its setting cold and wild. In every bottle of whisky we make, we capture as much of the spirit of the glen as we can. We invite you to the heart of Scotland's whisky-making country to see it for yourself. Here, you can experience the rare conditions of our remote location. You'll learn how our founder, George Smith, established the first licensed distillery in the parish of Glenlivet, and defended it from smugglers. You'll see the unique lantern stills that help shape the spirit's flavour, and you'll taste our single malt straight from the cask.
Scapa DIstillery Tour
Kirkwall KW15 1SE, UK
Visit our remote distillery situated on the shores of the Scapa Flow. Every guest attending the tours receives a dram of Scapa. We also give private tours.
Visit distilleries in Ireland
Ireland is the birthplace of whisky – with its name being derived from the Gaelic word for water, uisce – so it's part of the Emerald Isle's very history. What sets the Irish water of life apart is its triple distillation, a tradition developed by John Jameson in the 18th century and a process that you can discover today by visiting one of Ireland's most historic distilleries.
The Old Distillery, Distillers Walk, Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
Jameson was born and raised in Dublin, but eventually we outgrew our city home. In 1975, we moved our entire whiskey making operation to the green surroundings of Midleton, Co Cork. The fresh air has been good to us, but we can't claim to be starting completely anew. The original buildings at the Midleton Distillery date back as far as the 1800s, and were used to mature Cork Distillery Whiskey (now known as Paddy Whiskey). Visitors come face to face with original kilns and pot stills from that time and explore warehouses that have matured whiskey for more than 2 centuries.
Visit distilleries in United States
Historically, American distillers experimented with different mixtures of grains to achieve different flavours. Today, the American Code of Federal Regulations states that, in order to be classed as Bourbon, a whisky must be made from at least 51% corn and matured in charred new oak casks. Visit the distillery at the heart of this history, and discover more about American Bourbon.
Four Roses Distillery
Four Roses Distillery 1224 Bonds Mill Road Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
The Distillery was built in 1910 and features a unique Spanish Mission-Style architecture rarely seen in Kentucky. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operates continuously, except for the summer months, typically July through early September.