Page Updated 28/04/15
The Whisky Cyclist Guide to Distilleries will eventually cover all distilleries:
Projected/planned distilleries are not added to the list until building has commenced, though there will be mention of distillery projects in the regional pages.
In the lists (c) indicates the distillery is closed; (d) indicates demolished. This is not an absolute definition as in some cases some buildings have been demolished and/or are in use for other purposes. (For example, Glenlochy and St Magdalene - both long closed but distinctive pagoda- topped buildings in use for accommodation).
The guide includes a few facts & figures about each distillery, details of how to get to there, including a Google Map of the area and a link to the Open Cycle Map and the Bing map which gives OS 1:25,000 detail, together with details of the nearest railway stations and cycle shops. Accommodation, Eating and Drinking facilities are not included in the distilleries pages, but links to nearby Places pages provide this information.
Some basic facts about the distillery are given together with some trivia, which may include history. There are links to the Malt Madness Distillery Data site; Wikipedia and Undiscovered Scotland if they have pages on the distillery in question and the Whisky Merchants site, which also provides more historical detail about the distillery. In addition to the above mentioned sites and distilleries own sites, I have consulted Ingvar Ronde's Malt Whisky Yearbook, The Scottish Whisky Distilleries by Misako Udo (unfortunately out of print) and the late Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion.
Visitor information is also provided, together with pictures and some narrative in relation to my visits to the distillery. An idea is also given of the range of whiskies that are available form the distillery, and links to Loch Fyne Whiskies (LFW), Royal Mile Whiskies (RMW), & The Whisky Exchange (TWE) - these three have been chosen because their prices are reasonable, and their sites are organised in such a way that makes it easy to create a link to a specific distillery page - other online and face to face whisky shops are listed on the Shops page.
As ever on this site, underlined links are to pages on the site, others are external.
I have photos of nearly all of Scotland's distilleries, but have to admit that as some of them were taken long before this site was conceived, they are not all as comprehensively covered as I would like. I shall clearly have to make amends for this and get more!
Wherever possible, however, I have stuck to using my own pictures. This has not been possible in relation to Pittyvaich, for example, which was demolished long before my lens got close.
Alphabetical List - Malt Distilleries
North of Scotland
Strathmore (North of Scotland)