From Inverness there are a number of distilleries in close proximity. They have guided tours at their visitor centres and fantastic gift shops.
In addition there are a number of pubs in Inverness where you can taste from their selection of drams.
Founded in 1897, the distillery boasts 12 stills and at one time had the largest capacity of any whisky distillery in the world. Friendly guides will welcome you and talk you through the whole distilling process. Visitor Centre and shop.
Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre
The MacKenzies of Ord feature largely in the development of the distillery. Thomas MacKenzie of Ord inherited the estate in 1820 and set about rejuvenating the area. He leased land for the distillery to be built, as he envisaged an industry where local men could have all-year round employment. It also gave him a ready market for his barley. The distillery was water-powered by 2 large water wheels driven by water from Loch nam Bonnach and Loch nan Eun. Water for mashing was then taken from the Cuckoo Well and added to the whisky’s distinctive character.
The Glenmorangie Distillery tour gives you unparalleled access to the distillery and warehouses. With the help of an expert guide you will experience all stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturing – all culminating in a dram or two of your choice!