Tours, Trails and Tourism
Distillery tourism in Scotland: Covid-19
We’re working with our distilleries and their communities to see when we’ll be able to welcome visitors safely once more to our distillery homes.
This page will be kept updated with details of Scotch Whisky distilleries which have publicly said they will be open for tours as restrictions ease. More information can be found directly with the distillery, and guidance on exploring Scotland can be found via Visit Scotland.
Bars and restaurants across Scotland are also reopening giving more opportunities to #DiscoverScotch and get a taste for the places that make it so special. Explore our resources below.
We encourage everyone to be responsible: if in doubt stay home and share memories for now and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
In line with current restrictions in Scotland, all distillery visitor centres are currently closed until February 2020 at the earliest.
If you have prebooked or were planning a distillery tour in the coming weeks, we strongly advise that you check directly with the distillery in question for details of their COVID-19 policy.
If you know of a distillery visitor centre which has amended their tour policy but is not listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the SWA cannot assist with booking or cancelling a distillery tour - you will need to contact the visitor centre individually who can advise on the process.
Many distilleries welcome visits by members of the public, but please check with the distillery directly before travelling, and if in doubt, stay home. Remember to act responsibly and follow guidance from VisitScotland, the Scottish Government, and your chosen distillery, if choosing to take a tour.
Visiting a distillery allows you to indulge your passion for Scotch and, at the same time, discover the environment and meet the people that have done so much to shape our iconic product. No matter which distillery you choose to visit - be it an island, mainland, large or small - you can expect great Scotch Whisky, a warm Scottish welcome, and a fabulous day out.
With all these fun activities to choose from, we do encourage you to drink responsibly and ensure a designated driver accompanies you on your trips if you choose to travel by car. Check out Drinkaware's alcohol awareness guidelines.