Candacraig and a love for whisky?

Candacraig and a love for whisky?

Posted on: July 21, 2017

Guests staying at Candacraig not only have the pleasure and delights of our whisky library they can also visit some of our local distilleries in the Scottish Highlands.  Here are just a few to mention:

(Note: all distances and times quoted are driving from Candacraig unless stated otherwise)

Royal Lochnagar Distillery & Visitors Centre – Easter Balmoral, near Ballater, 17 miles (34 min) south.  The Royal Lochnagar Distillery is situated on the south side of the River Dee within a short drive of Balmoral Castle.  Age old traditions and craftsmanship produce one of Scotland’s most exclusive whiskies ( Booking in advance is essential (


The Glenlivet Distillery – Glenlivet, 25 miles (43 min) north of Candacraig.  The Glenlivet can only be made in one particular spot, in a single glen, in the heart of Scotland’s malt whisky-making country.  Pre-booking required for groups of ten or more (


Cragganmore Distillery & Visitor Centre – Ballindalloch, 32 miles (53 min) north.  Cragganmore Distillery, on the banks of the River Spey, is home to one of the most complex and characterful malt whiskies of the revered Speyside region (


Glenfarclas Distillery & Visitor Centre – Ballindalloch, 33 miles (51 min) north.  Glenfarclas is one of the few independent, family owned and managed distilleries left in Scotland and provides a warm welcome in the dedicated visitor centre (


The Glenfiddich Distillery – Dufftown, 36 miles (57 min) north.  Set in the heart of the Highlands, Glenfiddich (meaning ‘Valley of the Deer’ in Gaelic is a place of breathtaking beauty and home to the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky (


The Balvenie Distillery – Dufftown, 36 miles (1 hr) north.  The Balvenie is unlike all other single malt Scotch whiskies, thanks to a unique combination of human craft and alchemy that has remained unchanged in over a century (


Aberlour Distillery – Aberlour, 37 miles (55 min) north.  Experience the whisky distillation process first-hand, with a tour of the Aberlour Distillery.  You are given the opportunity to purchase a 70cl bottle of bourbon or sherry cask strength whisky and fill this straight from the cask, cork and capsule the bottle, which will be registered in the Aberlour ledger (   (Note: tours are not available to those under 18 yrs.)


Strathisla Distillery – Keith, 38 miles (58 min) north.  With its distinctive pagodas, cobbled courtyard and picturesque buildings, Strathisla, is the oldest working and arguably the most beautiful distillery in Scotland (


Cardhu Distillery & Visitor Centre – Knockando by Aberlour, 38 miles (1 hr) north. Share the story of the only malt distillery pioneered by a woman at the Cardhu Distillery & Visitor Centre (


Macallan Distillery & Visitor Centre – Craigellachie, by Aberlour, 41 miles (1 hr 4 min) north.  In the heart of the beautiful Macallan Estate, personal service and a warm greeting await every guest (   Reservation is required for all tours (


Glen Grant Distillery & Garden – Rothes, by Aberlour, 42 miles (1 hr) north.  Enjoy a wonderful and memorable day out at Glen Grant, tour the distillery and Victorian Woodland Garden, and for those too young to tour the distillery, take part in the animal trail (


Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery – Forres, 53 miles (1 hr 26 min) north.  Discover the whisky-making process in this Victorian distillery now run by Historic Scotland as a museum.  Take an audio-guided tour, wander at your leisure through this fascinating building and enjoy a free dram afterwards (

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