Whisky tasting at Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Fort Augustus, Scottish Highlands and proceeded as follows:

  • First, we drove up the west side of Loch Ness to Castle Urquhart, one of Scotland’s top visitor sites. We saw a short film on the history of the site and then visited the ruins which date back to the 12th century. This location offers good views of the famous loch.

Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness, Scotland

  • Next, we travelled up to the city of Inverness, capital of the Scottish Highlands where we made a brief stop to visit a whisky shop.
  • Next, we drove a few miles east to the prehistoric site of Clava Cairns which comprises burial tombs dating back about 4000 years.

Clava Cairns, Scotland

Clava Cairns, Scotland

 

  • Next, we drove round to the nearby Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre for lunch after which we headed south-east to Dufftown and our destination of Glenfiddich Distillery.
  • At Glenfiddich we joined in a tour which covered the malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes. This was a quality tour.

Mash Tun at Glenfiddich Distillery

Fermentation at Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland

 

Tour Guide at Glenfiddich Distillery

Stills at Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland

 

  • Next, we drove round to the nearby Craigellachie Whisky Bar which has hundreds of single malts available. After tastings and refreshments at the Bar, we moved on to our final destination of lodgings for the night at Grantown-on-Spey. Tomorrow, we participate in more distillery visits.

Craigellachie Whisky Bar, Scotland

 

 

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