Scotland is best known for its whisky so what better place to embark on a whisky trail than the birthplace of whisky itself.
The recently launched Hebridean Whisky Trail is a 115-mile route bringing together some of Scotland’s finest distilleries. Dotted around the dramatic landscape of Isle of Skye this whisky trail offers you a chance to explore the magical scenery Scotland has to offer along with trailing some of the finest whiskies on offer in the distilleries.
What we love about Hebridean Whisky Trail is that it allows you to plan the trail at your own pace so you can explore the quaint village, lochs, heather-clad moors and dramatic mountains along the way. The trail can be navigated by both road and sea. The road offers some spectacular coastal views, you can even take the ferry or do it in style and rent a yacht or a boat. This whisky trail offers the perfect mix of adventure and trialling some of the finest whisky.
You can begin your whisky trail journey in the south at the Torabhaig Distillery and work your way up to Isle of Harris Distillery in the north or vice versa.
Torabhaig Distillery has been making whisky since January 2017. Experience an Island Style Single Malt Scotch whisky in the making and enjoy a flavour of what will be Torabhaig.
Isle of Raasay Distillery has one of the best views of any distillery in Scotland. At this distillery, you get to first-hand experience the Isle of Raasay’s first single malt made with mineral water which is drawn from a Celtic well on site.
Photo by Philip Thornton
Talisker Distillery is the oldest working Distillery on the Isle of Skye. Set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. They are known for producing sweet and full-bodied single malt.
Isle of Harris Distillery is located on the shores of East Loch Tarbert, Harris. It lies separated from the mainland across the rough seas of the Minch. Exposed to the Atlantic wind and waves, Isle of Harris Distillery is a unique experience in itself.
You can purchase your distillery tour tickets directly from either of the Distilleries.