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The Whisky Trails
 Foreword
 Introduction
 History of Whisky
 Production of Whisky
 Styles of whisky
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The Trails
1: North Highlands
2: North-East Coast
3: East Highlands
4: Speyside &
    Glenlivet
 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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The Whisky Trails: Trail 4a
The ruins of Elgin Next trailPrevious trail

Trail 4a · Around Elgin

Elgin has been a Royal Burgh since the 1200s and indeed was already a centre of great gentility at that time. The cathedral was burned down by the bad-tempered bastard son of a Scottish king for no reason other than that he had been excommunicated by the Pope of the day. The towns layout, if not many of the actual buildings nowadays, is mediaeval and the little wynds, vennels and pends are picturesque as well as useful shortcuts to those who know their way about.

Above: The ruins of Elgin cathedral are on the outskirts of the town.

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Glenlossie and Mannochmore Distilleries
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Text Copyright © Gordon Brown 1993
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