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The Whisky Trails
 History of Whisky
 Production of Whisky
 Styles of whisky
The Trails
1: North Highlands
2: North-East Coast
3: East Highlands
4: Speyside &
 4a Around Elgin
 4b Around Rothes
 4c Around Dufftown
 4d Around Aberlour
 4e Around Keith
 4f Around Tomintoul
5: Central &
    Southern Highlands
6: West Coast & Islands
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North Highlands

From Inverness to Kirkwall

Loch Ness
Loch Ness, to the South of Inverness, provides a scenic start to the first whisky trail. In the past, the Loch provided water for distilleries in the area.
This trail follows the string of distilleries up the stretch of Scotland’s east coast that lies to the north of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. All the distilleries are in the Highland category of malts, although some like to describe Orkney’s two malts as Island products.

Inverness itself no longer has an active distillery. Two distilleries that were, until very recently, in production were Glen Albyn and Glen Mhor, both of which are alternative Gaelic names for the Great Glen, through whose length the Caledonian Canal passes. Both shared the same water source, Loch Ness, and production of both was stopped in the 1980s. It is still possible to find bottles of Glen Albyn and Glen Mhor from independents.

Glen Ord Distillery
Dalmore Distillery
Teaninich Distillery
Invergordon & Ben Wyvis Distillery
Glenmorangie Distillery
Balblair Distillery
Clynelish Distillery
Brora Distillery
Pulteney Distillery
Highland Park Distillery
Scapa Distillery
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