Golf and Whiskey Feature Scotland

Since the 15th century, besides developing the game of golf, the Scots have been busy developing a whole range of fine whiskeys. After playing a historic links golf course you will find a warm welcome at one of the many distilleries. We have selected a few examples below which are quite close to major courses. They have conducted tours to explain the process which is followed by a tasting (or for motorists normally a miniature to take away). A few offer free tours but if there is a charge (about $4) it is deducted from the cost of any purchase of a full bottle to take away.

The whiskey industry is based upon two products, single malt whiskey and blended whiskey ( a blend of grain whiskey and malt whiskey). Malt whiskey accounts for only about 10% of the market but is available in a fantastic range of distinctive types. They are classified in regional groups, Lowland, Islay, Highland and Speyside. The largest production area is Speyside, a sub classification of Highland and well set up for visitors including it’s famous “Whiskey Trail”. If you would like to include a visit or two in your itinerary let us know and we will check the current opening hours and provide some directions with your final documentation.

Region Golf Course Distilleries and Location
Lowland Area Muirfield, Gullane, North Berwick, Dunbar. Glenkinchie – 12 to 17 miles from golf and 17 miles from Edinburgh.
Islay Area Machrie Laphroaig, Lagavulin. At Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.
Speyside Moray, Nairn, Boat of Garten. Cardhu, Dallas Dhu, Glenfarcus, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, The Glenlivet, Strathisla, Tamnavulin – All on the famous “whiskey trail”, good visitor facilities. Dalwhinney – halfway between Perth and Inverness
Highland Royal Dornoch, Tain, Brora, Gleneagles, Blairgowrie Glenmorangie at Tain, Dalmore at Alness, south of Tain. Clynish at Brora, Glenturret near Crieff, Glengoyne North of Glasgow, Eradour north of Pitlochry.
Arran Machrihanish Lochranza, Isle of Arran, ferry to golf on Mull of Kintyre.
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