Summer is a mask that Scotland wears. Not to hide, but to cleanse itself for the coming beauty.  For when Winter brings her stark colours and influences.

winter treesSummer in Scotland is beautiful, but Winter is when Scotland becomes herself, shows you her true nature and wonder.  Winter is when the true drama of Scotland reveals its primitive nature.

Maybe you are one of those who has had that call.  The call of Alba, signing through your veins, bidding you come and see her beauty, meet her people, and breathe her history.   She is the most individual of stories, and the tale of Scotland is best heard in the Winter. fireplace small size

When Winter comes, brazen berries lie on snow as blood drops.  Or stags lift their heads to the wind, smelling predator and food alike.  Castles litter the countryside, suggesting swordplay, open fires and passion. Pictish stones push up through the earth, speaking of myth and legend.

Winter lets Scotland bare her true soul to you, from the dance of ice, to the cosy fireside of the crofts.

In falling snow and bitter winds, Distilleries offer a refuge.  Come and stand beside stills and warm yourself as you gaze out at the wonder that is Scotland in the Winter.

coos and clach

 

Below is a list of the 49 Distilleries that are open all year round.  Come and visit them, and see Scotland in the perfect beauty of her Winter cloak.

 

Aberlour   http://www.aberlour.com

Banffshire, Aberlour AB38 9PJ

OPEN 2015

Winter:

06 Jan to 13 Mar

Mon to Frid 09.30 to 16.00

Please call for winter tour times

Summer:

16 Mar to 13 Nov

7 days 09.30 to 17.00

 

Abhainn Dearghttp://www.abhainndearg.co.uk

Carnish, Uig HS2 9EX

Monday to Saturday during the summer months.

We offer tours from 11am – 1pm  (Closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm)  2pm – 4pm

Monday to Friday in the winter.

We are open from 11am – 1pm  (Closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm)  2pm – 4pm

*Distillery Tour & Taste £5.00 per person – Every Half Hour 
If you would like to have a look around the distillery and sample our whisky, or new spirit we will be happy to oblige.

No charge for children.

If you have a large party please contact us to arrange your visit.

 

Ardbeghttps://www.ardbeg.com

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7EA

Duration:

1 Hour

Time:

11.00 And 15.00

Price:

£5 Per Person

Available:

Monday – Sunday (All Year)

 

Auchentoshanhttp://www.auchentoshan.com

By Dalmuir, Clydebank G81 4SJ

Opening hours

We’re open seven days a week – from 10am until 5pm.

Seasonal Opening

Please note we’ll be closed on the 25th and 26th of December and the 1st and 2nd of January.

 

Balblairwww.balblair.com

Edderton, Tain IV19 1LB

The visitor centre shop is open weekdays from 10am till 5pm (and from 01 April till 30 Sept we’re open on Saturdays too).

Open all year round.

 

Balveniehttps://uk.thebalvenie.com

Duff Town, Dufftown AB55 4BB

Monday – Thursday | 10am and 2pm

Friday | 10am only

Weekends | Closed

 

Ben Nevishttp://www.bennevisdistillery.com

Lochy Bridge, Fort William PH33 6TJ

Adult: £5.00

Children (Under 18): £2.50

Groups 15+: £4.50

Voucher Discount £5.00 per 70cl bottle carrying age statement, for those who have toured Ben Nevis Distillery.

Failte Tour – £5.00 pp

Tasting Tour – £18.00 pp

(3 Ben Nevis Malt Whiskies)

Executive Tour – £30.00 pp

(Reserved min. 24hrs in advance)

 

BenRiachhttp://www.benriachdistillery.co.uk

By Elgin, Morayshire IV30 8SJ

The tours are available on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS at 10AM and 2PM. Our distillery shop is only open after the tour. A wide range of our single malts and merchandise are available, including a distillery exclusive bottling.

COST: £35.00

ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. MINIMUM 4 PEOPLE.

 

Benromachhttp://www.benromach.com

Invererne Rd, Forres IV36 3EB

January to March

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm (last tour 3pm)

April, May, September

Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5pm (last tour 3.30pm)

June, July, August

Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5pm (last tour 3.30pm)

Sunday 10am – 4pm (last tour 3pm)

October to December

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm (last tour 3pm)

 

Blair Athol

https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/blairathol/

Perth Road

Pitlochry

Perthshire

PH16 5LY

4th January until 25th March 2016

Monday – Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

26th March to 31st October 2016:

Monday – Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Also open until 5.30pm from 1st July until 18th September 2016

November and December 2016

Closed Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd November 2016

Monday – Sunday : 10.00am-4.00pm

(Tours available hourly from 10.00am until 3.00pm)

Festive Period

Restricted Opening. Please phone in advance to confirm tour times

Closed 24th, 25th and 26th December 2016 and 1st and 2nd January 2017

 

 

Bowmorehttp://www.bowmore.com

Bowmore Distillery, School Street, Bowmore PA43 7JS

October 2015 to March 2016

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm; Tours 10.30am and 3pm

Sat 9am – 12.30pm; Tour 09.30am (Open for bookings only in Jan/Feb)

Bowmore Tasting Session; Mon – Fri; 12.15pm

April 2016 to September 2016

Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

Tours 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 14:30 & 15:30

Sunday 12:00 – 16:00.

Tours 12:30 & 14:00

Bowmore Tasting Session; Monday – Friday 13:30

October 2016 to March 2017

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00

Tours 10:30 & 15:00

Saturday 09:00 – 12:30

Tour 09:30 (Open for bookings only in Jan/Feb)

Bowmore Tasting Session Monday to Friday 13:30

 

Bruichladdichhttp://www.bruichladdich.com

Isle of Islay

Argyll

Scotland

PA49 7UN

Bruichladdich is open all year round.

 

 

Bunnahabhain – http://bunnahabhain.com

Port Askaig

Isle of Islay

PA46 7RP

Bunnahabhain is open all year round.

 

Coal Ila – https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/caolila/

Port Askaig

Isle of Islay

PA46 7RL

January & February

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00

  • Tour: 10:30
  • Premium Tasting Tour: 14:00

March

Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00

  • Tours: 9.30, 12.30 & 15.30
  • Whisky & Food Pairing: 11.15
  • Premium Tasting Tour: 14.00

Saturday 09.00 – 17.00

  • Tour: 9.30
  • Whisky & Food Pairing: 11.15
  • Premium Tasting Tour: 14.00

April – October

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00

  • Tours: 9:30, 12:30, 15:30
  • Whisky and Food Pairing: 11:15
  • Premium Tasting Tour: 14:00

Saturday 9:00 – 17:00

  • Tour: 9.30
  • Whisky and Food Pairing: 11:15
  • Premium Tasting Tour: 14:00

Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

  • Tour: 10:30
  • Premium Tasting Tour: 14:00

November & December

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00

  • Tour: 10:30

Premium Tasting Tour: 14:00

 

Cardhu – https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/cardhu/

Knockando,

Aberlour

Banffshire

AB38 7RY

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 3pm
    • Tour times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
  • Friday 25th March: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday 26th March: 10am – 5pm
    • Tour times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
  • Sunday 27th March: 11am -4pm
    • Tour times: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm 3pm

April

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday 30th April: 10am – 5pm
    • Tour times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

May – June

  • Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
    • Tour times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
  • Sunday 1st May: 11am – 4pm
    • Tour times: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

July – September

  • Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
    • Tour times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 4pm
    • Tour times: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

October – December

  • Monday to Friday: 10am – 3pm

Tour times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

 

Cragganmorehttps://www.discovering-distilleries.com/cragganmore/

Ballindalloch

Banffshire

AB37 9AB

March

  • Friday 25th March: 00 – 17.00
  • Saturday 26th March:00 – 17.00
    • Tour times: 00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
  • Sunday 27th March:30 – 17.30
    • Tour times:30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 16.30
  • Monday 28th – Thursday 31st March:00 – 15.00
    • Tour times:00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00

April

  • Monday – Friday:00 – 17.00
    • Tour times: 00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
  • Whisky Festival Weekend  – Saturday 30th April:00 – 17.00
    • Tour times: 00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00

May

  • Monday – Friday00 – 17.00
    • Tour times: 00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
  • Sunday:30 – 17.30
    • Tour times:30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 16.30

June/July/August/September

  • Monday – Saturday00 – 17.00
    • Tour times: 00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
  • Sunday:30 – 17.30
    • Tour times:30, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 16.30

October

  • Monday – Friday:00 – 17.00
    • Tour times: 00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00

 

The Dalmorehttps://www.thedalmore.com

Dalmore Alness, Highlands and Islands, Alness IV17 0UT

April to September

Monday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

October to March

Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

 

Dalwhinnie – https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/dalwhinnie/

PH19 1AA

Open 7 days a week all year round

25 March to 30 June

  • 30 – 16.45 daily
  • Tours regularly throughout the day. Last tour 4pm

July to August

  • 30 – 17.45 daily
  • Tours regularly throughout the day. Last tour 5pm

September

  • 30 – 17.15 daily
  • Tours regularly throughout the day. Last tour 4:20pm

October

  • 30 – 16.45 daily
  • Tours regularly throughout the day. Last tour 4pm

November to December

  • 00 – 15.45 daily

Tour times 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 13:30pm and 2:45pm

 

Deanston – http://deanstonmalt.com

32 Teith Rd, Deanston, Doune FK16 6AJ

Deanston is open 7 days a week all year, from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Tours are on the hour every hour, starting at 10.00am and the final tour being at 4.00pm.

 

Glencadamhttp://www.glencadamwhisky.com

Smithfield Road, Brechin DD9 7PA

Tours by appointment only

 

Glendronach – http://glendronachdistillery.co.uk

Forgue By Huntly

Aberdeenshire

AB54 6DB

MAY-SEPTEMBER

Monday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm

Regular guided tours throughout the day: 10am | 11am | 1pm | 2pm | 3pm

OCTOBER-APRIL

Monday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm

Regular guided tours throughout the day: 10am | 11am | 1pm | 2pm | 3pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

XMAS / NEW YEAR

The GlenDronach Distillery Visitor Centre is closed from Saturday 17th of December until Monday 16th January 2017.

 

Glenfarclas – http://www.glenfarclas.co.uk/en/

Ballindalloch, Speyside AB37 9BD

January to March

Monday to Friday 10AM – 4PM

April to June

Monday to Friday 10AM to 5PM

July to September

Monday to Friday 10AM to 5PM

Saturday 10AM to 4PM

October to December

Monday to Friday 10AM to 4PM

 

 

Glenfiddich – http://www.glenfiddich.com/uk/distillery/

Dufftown AB55 4DH

Glenfiddich is open all year round.

 

Glen Garioch – http://www.glengarioch.com

Distillery Rd, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie AB51 0ES

We’re open from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.

From July to September we’re also open on Sunday from 12pm to 4.30pm.

 

Glenglassaugh – http://www.glenglassaugh.com

Portsoy, Aberdeenshire AB45 2SQ

May – September

Mon – Sun: 10.00am – 4.30pm

October – April

Mon – Fri: 10.00am – 4.30pm

 

Glengoyne – http://www.glengoyne.com

Dumgoyne, Killearn, Glasgow G63 9LB

Glengoyne is open all year round.

 

Glen Granthttp://www.glengrant.com/gb/en/

Elgin Rd, Rothes, Charlestown of Aberlour AB38 7BS

April – October (inclusive)

Monday – Sunday:

9.30am – 5pm (last tour 4pm)

November – March (inclusive)

Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 5pm (last tour 4pm)

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm (last tour 4pm)

 

Glengyle – http://www.kilkerransinglemalt.com

Glengyle Rd, Campbeltown PA28

Take a tour of Glengyle Distillery. Includes a taste of a Kilkerran cask strength whisky and a Kilkerran Visitors Miniature.

Available Monday-Friday at 11am & 2.30pm

 

Glenkinchiehttps://www.discovering-distilleries.com/glenkinchie/

Pencaitland, Tranent EH34 5ET

January – February

  • Monday – Sunday:00 – 16.00
  • Last Tour at 15.00 hours
  • Silent Season: from the 13th – the 29th of February inclusive. The Visitor Centre will be open and we will be offering our exhibition and an explanation of the distillation process by one of our guides using the model. The cost for this will be £4pp including 2 whiskies and £8pp for 4 whiskies.

March – October

  • Monday – Sunday: 00 – 17.00
  • Last Tour at 16.00 hours

November – December

  • Monday – Sunday: 00 – 16.00
  • Last Tourat 15.00 hours

Festive Opening Times

Please contact us for availability during the festive period, in order to avoid disappointment.

 

Glenmorangie – https://www.glenmorangie.com/en/

Tain IV19 1PZ

Glenmorangie is open all year round. It is best to call in advance.

 

Glen Morayhttp://www.glenmoray.com

Bruceland Rd, Elgin IV30 1YE

Monday to Friday 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 2.00 and 3.30

Saturday 10.30, 12.00, 1.30 and 3.00

 

Glen Ord – https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/glenord/

Old Rd, Muir of Ord IV6 7UJ

January – February

  • Monday – Saturday:11am – 4pm,

Easter Weekend

  • Friday 25th March, Saturday 26th March, Monday 28th March:10am – 5pm
  • Easter Sunday 27th March:12noon – 5pm

March – October

  • Monday – Saturday:10am – 5pm
  • June,July & August: open to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • Sundays (June to September): 12noon – 5pm

November – December

  • Monday – Saturday:11am – 4pm

Christmas & New Year

  • 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st Dec: Open 10am to 4pm

Closed 25th & 26th Dec and 1st & 2nd Jan. Re-opens Tuesday 3rd January

 

Glen Scotiahttp://www.glenscotia.com 33

1 2 High Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6DS

Tours available 11:30am and 3pm Monday – Saturday.

HERITAGE TOUR

£20 PER PERSON

A tour around our distillery with one of our staff and a dram of each of our core expressions –

Double Cask, 15 year old and Victoriana. Tours available 11:30 and 3pm, Monday – Friday.

SHOP TASTING

£15 PER PERSON

Relax in our stunning Victorian styled shop whilst learning about the history of Glen Scotia

and of course enjoying a range of 5 drams. Tasting sessions available upon request.

WAREHOUSE TASTING

£30 PER PERSON (Min. 4 people)

Take the grand tour of Glen Scotia finishing with a tasting session in our recently refurbished

Dunnage warehouse led by one of our staff. Includes 3 different drams.

Must be booked 2 weeks in advance.

MANAGERS TOUR & TASTING

£40 PER PERSON (Max. 4 people)

Enjoy a detailed distillery tour led by Glen Scotia distillery manager, Iain McAllister.

Afterwards relax in our manager’s office and enjoy a range of Glen Scotia drams.

Must be booked 2 weeks in advance.

 

 

Glenturrethttp://experience.thefamousgrouse.com/visit-our-distillery/

Crieff PH7 4HA

Glenturret offer tours all year round.

 

 

Highland Park – https://highlandpark.co.uk/visit/

Holm Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SU

April & September:

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Tours on the hour every hour until 4pm

Closed weekends

May to August:

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm;

Sun 12pm-5pm

Tours on the hour every hour until 4pm

October to March:

1pm-5pm

Tours 2pm and 3pm

Closed weekends

 

Jura – http://www.jurawhisky.com/en/

Craighouse, Isle of Jura PA60 7XT

April – October

Monday – Saturday 10am – 4.30pm

November – March

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

Please note, our distillery will be closed between Tuesday 19th July – Monday 8th August with no tours taking place.

 

Kilchoman – http://kilchomandistillery.com

Rockside Farm, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay PA49 7UT

21st March – 30th October (Everyday)

10.00am     Distillery Tour (maximum 12 people) £6.00

11.30am     Distillery Tour (maximum 12 people) £6.00

1.00pm       Stillmans’ Tour (maximum 6 people) April – October/Mondays Only £20.00

2.00pm       Premium Tour (maximum 10 people) £25.00

3.30pm       Distillery Tour (maximum 12 people) £6.00

4.00pm       Tutored Tasting (maximum 10 people) £15.00

November – 18th March (Monday – Friday)

10.00am     Distillery Tour (maximum 12 people) £6.00

2.00pm       Premium Tour (maximum 10 people) Mondays Only £25.00

3.30pm       Distillery Tour (maximum 12 people) £6.00

 

Knockdhu – http://ancnoc.com

Main Road, Knock, Huntly AB54 7LJ

We offer daily tours which start at 10:00 or 14:00, Monday to Friday.  Please note however, that visits are by appointment only and should be arranged by contacting Lorraine Kennedy at the Distillery on 01466 771223 or by emailing her at kennedyl@inverhouse.com.

 

 

Lagavulin – https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/lagavulin/

Distillery Cottages, Lagavulin, Isle of Islay PA42 7DZ

Lagavulin is open all year round.

 

 

Laphroaighttp://www.laphroaig.com/home.aspx

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7DU

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2016

Mon – Fri: 09:45 – 16:30

MARCH 2016 – OCTOBER 2016

Mon – Sun: 09:45 – 17:00

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2016

Mon – Sun: 09:45 – 16:30

 

Royal Lochnagar – https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/royallochnagar/

Crathie, Ballater AB35 5TB

Royal Lochnagar is open all year round.

 

 

Scapahttp://scapawhisky.com

Kirkwall KW15 1SE

Open 7 days a week from 27th April to 25th September

Open 5 days a week from 26th September to 11th November

TOURS every hour from 9:30am Monday to Saturday and from 12:30pm on Sundays. Last tour is at 4:00pm.

 

Springbank – http://www.springbankwhisky.com

85 Longrow, Campbeltown PA28 6EX

Springbank has tours all year round.

 

Strathisla – http://tinyurl.com/jnavkkg

Seafield Ave, Keith AB55 5BS

Summer 2016

14 Mar – 11 Nov

Tours Available

Last Traditional Tour at 4pm every day

Shop

Mon – Sat 09.30-17.00

Sun 12.00-17.00

WINTER 2016

12 Nov 2016 – 13 Mar 2017

Shop

Mon – Fri 10.00-16.00

Tours

Limited Traditional Tour only

Mon – Fri 10.00 or 14.00 only

 

Taliskerhttps://www.discovering-distilleries.com/talisker/

Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8SR

Talisker is open all year round. It is advisable to ring in advance.

 

Tobermoryhttp://tobermorydistillery.com

Ledaig, Tobermory PA75 6NR

Mondays to Fridays 10am-5pm

Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm

 

Totmatin – http://www.tomatin.com

Inverness IV13 7YT

WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS ALL YEAR ROUND

High Season

March 25th 2016 – October 31st 2016

9.30am to 5.30pm,  Monday – Sunday

Low Season

November 1st 2016 – March 31st 2017

10am to 4pm,  Monday – Saturday

12pm to 4pm,  Sunday

 

Tullibardine – http://www.tullibardine.com

Stirling Street, Auchterarder PH4 1QG

Tullibardine is open all year round. Please ring for an appointment.