It’s no secret that whisky is a proud, age-old Scottish tradition. From making it to drinking it, whisky is what we do best. As one of the biggest whisky producers in the world, Scotland is split into five distinct whisky-producing regions – Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside. Where it’s made effects how it tastes. From the source of the water to the presence of peat, each region’s whisky has its own unique characteristics and flavours. And since Inverness is in the heart of whisky country, whisky in Inverness has a proven track record in brewing excellence.
A Taste of The Highlands
The Highlands is by far the biggest whisky region geographically, and home to some of the most remote distilleries in the country. With distilleries spread far and wide, it has the greatest variety of robust flavours. From Talisker in the West and Glenglassaugh in the East, to Glenmorangie and Pulteney in the north and Tomatin and Glen Ord right here in Inverness, the Highlands has the perfect blend of nutty, honey, heather and peaty notes.
Brewing on Speyside
Speyside is the biggest region in terms of production. Half of all Scottish distilleries are found here. Whether you’re a single malt novice or a seasoned connoisseur, a Speyside Whisky Tour is a must for any whisky lover. With over 50 whisky distilleries in the Speyside area, not to mention some of the best distilleries in the world, planning the perfect tailor-made, chauffer-driven Speyside Whisky Tour has never been easier.
Distilling Excellence with a Dram or Two
Home to Inverness’ only whisky bar, the Kingsmills Hotel is nestled between the Highland whisky region and vibrant Speyside area. Which means some of the best whiskies in the world are made right here in the place we call home. Whether you’re looking to venture down the peaten track with an Islay whisky or two, or go back to our whisky roots with a light grassy Lowland blend, there’s something for everyone.
So there you have it. When it comes to a taste of whisky in Inverness, there’s no place better than right here at the Kingsmills’ Whisky Bar.