Speyside and the Malt Whisky Trail

Speyside and the Malt Whisky Trail

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While Aberdeen has two whisky distilleries close to the city, Glen Garioch and Fettercairn, the most famous nearby distilleries are in Speyside, about 50 miles away.

Speyside is famous for its whisky and is often called ‘Malt Whisky Country‘. It’s home to more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries, and produces some of the best-selling whiskies in the world, including Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Macallan and Strathisla. The area is one of Scotland’s five whisky regions and produces a distinctive spirit which is usually lighter and sweeter than single malts from other regions, such as the Islay, Campbeltown and the Western Isles whiskies. They are noted in general for their elegance and complexity, sometimes with a refined smokiness but more often for their fruity or floral notes.

Speyside Distilleries

Speyside has a Malt Whisky Trail which allows people to visit the different distilleries in the region and experience the way in which whisky is made and casked.

Glenlivet Distillery

Glenfiddich Distillery

Strathisla Distillery

VisitScotland Whisky Map

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I am one of the Conference Chairs for ITiCSE 2019.

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