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Scotland - the Land of Whiskey

The top 5 whiskey distilling regions in Scotland

Scotland is internationally recognised as a country of whiskey connoisseurs, it has even been labelled the national drink.

This iconic drink is available across the country, though there are five regions in particular that specialise in the delicious liquor.

The Lowlands region

The Lowlands is one of the most accessible of all regions. Located in the south of Scotland, it is only a hundred kilometers away from our DFDS port in Newcastle. This region, comprising 13 distilleries, is the only one in Scotland to practice Triple Distillation. This technique, popular in Ireland, allows you to obtain both sweet and fruity aromas, which earned it the nickname of Lowlands Ladies.

If you are close to Glasgow you should pay a visit to the Auchentoshan distillery where you can enjoy a single malt with delicate notes. And if you are in Edinburgh, The Scotch Whiskey Experience offers you a unique journey.

The Highlands

The Highlands are ideal for those wishing to discover whiskey distilleries while immersing themselves in the beauty of the Scottish countryside.

Home to 41 distilleries, it offers the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of flavours, such as the whiskey produced on the island of Jura or the fruity whiskey from the southern Highlands.