Highland Distilleries - East
Eastern Highlands is fairly consistently defined - the only distillery that might be added to the list is the borderline Speyside Distillery of Ardmore.
As can be seen from the list to the right, the Eastern Highlands once had several more distilleries, but is now down to 4 widely spaced survivors. All except Glencadam have visitor centres. Most of the distilleries that are closed were closed some time ago and spirit from them is becoming increasingly rare.
The Glen Esk/Hillside site remains in sue in the Whisky industry, with many warehouses remaining, and a malting plant has been built on the site.
The least accessible for the cyclist is Royal Lochnagar, close to Balmoral Castle some 50 miles up the River Dee from Aberdeen - or slightly shorter but hillier routes from Pitlochry or Huntly.
Page updated 09/01/13
Glen Esk (Hillside) (closed)
Glenury Royal (demolished)
Hillside (Glen Esk) (closed)
North Port (Brechin) (demolished)
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