Auchentoshan Distillery - Scotland's only triple distilled malt whisky


Glenturret - home of the Famous Grouse Experience

Famous Grouse Experience

Glengoyne Distillery - the name means 'glen of the wild geese'


Glenkinchie - the nearest distillery to Edinburgh


Blair Atholl - the heart of Bell's whisky

Blair Athol

Edradour Distillery, which is Scotland's smallest distillery as measured by the size of its stills, lies in a pretty setting around the fast-flowing Edradour burn


Aberfeldy Distillery - home of Dewars World of Whisky

Dewars World of Whisky

Tullibardine - refurbished and re-opened in 2005


Deanston Distillery - converted from a cotton mill in 1965. New visitor centre opened in 2012.



  Whisky Distilleries

There are nine established distilleries located within reasonable travelling distance from Edinburgh that can potentially be visited in a day tour. These are:

Glenkinchie 10 yr old

Auchentoshan just to the west of Glasgow - ‘The Spirit of Glasgow’

Glenturret 10yr old

Glenturret near Crieff - home of the Famous Grouse Experience

Glengoyne 10yr old

Glengoyne near Loch Lomond, just north of Glasgow

Auchentoshan 10yr old

Glenkinchie in East Lothian - known as ‘The Edinburgh Malt’

Blair Atholl 8yr old

Blair Athol at Pitlochry - the heart of Bell’s whisky

Edradour 10 yr old

Edradour near Pitlochry - Scotland’s prettiest distiilery

Aberfeldy 12 yr old

Aberfeldy at Aberfeldy - Dewar’s World of Whisky

Tullibardine 10 yr old

Tullibardine - half way between Stirling and Perth

Deanston 12yr old

Deanston near Doune - visitor centre opened in 2012

These distilleries have been joined in recent years by several new micro-distilleries, some of which have only just been completed in 2017.  Included amongst these are: Kingsbarns and Lindores Abbey distilleries in Fife, The Borders distillery in Hawick and Clydeside distillery in Glasgow.

All the well-established distilleries, as well as some of the newer players, have visitor centres and offer distillery tours as well as catering and shopping facilities. Most of the distilleries also now offer VIP tours or Manager’s tours, where you are given a longer, more in-depth tour of the distillery and taste several different whiskies following the tour, even including tasting the stronger (65% proof) cask-strength whisky.

For some of our visitors, the decision regarding which distillery to visit is easy - they simply visit the distillery which makes their favourite whisky. But if you have never visited a distillery before, and really just want to see how whisky is made, we recommend a visit to Glenkinchie, the nearest distillery to Edinburgh. We can combine it with some sightseeing or visits to other nearby places of interest, such as we have done in our East Lothian tour.

If you are interested in visiting more than one distillery in a day, we suggest one of these combinations:

  • Aberfeldy and Glenturret
  • Auchentoshan and Glengoyne
  • Aberfeldy plus either Blair Athol or Edradour (or both)
  • Blair Athol and Edradour
  • Deanston, Tullibardine and Glenturret

We would be delighted to take you to any of the distilleries mentioned above, either as a special whisky excursion or as part of a wider tour.

Bookings info

To book this tour, or for more information, contact us at info@toursfromedinburgh.com and let us know your planned tour date.

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Glenturret Distillery Web Album

Glenturret Distillery

Auchentoshan Distillery Web Album

Auchentoshan Distillery

Deanston Distillery Web Album

Deanston Distillery

Edradour Distillery Web Album

Edradour Distillery

Aberfeldy Distillery Web Album

Aberfeldy Distillery

Blair Athol Distillery Web Album

Blair Athol Distillery


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