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Tours, Trails and Tourism

A distillery on Islay
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.

In line with the end of Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland, visitor attractions including Distillery Visitor Centres are open again and ready to welcome you!

See below for those distilleries and visitor centres who have published their plans for re-opening. Remember to follow instructions from the distillery before and during your visit to ensure a safe visit for you and the distillery team.

Some distilleries are offering samples of Scotch Whisky – check with individual visitor centres for what their policy is, and enjoy responsibly.

If you know of a distillery visitor centre which has amended their tour policy but is not listed here, please contact info@swa.org.uk 

Please note that the SWA cannot assist with booking or cancelling a distillery tour or tasting - you will need to contact the visitor centre individually who can advise on the process. 

For general information about visiting Scotland, please check the VisitScotland website.


Other ways to discover

  • Download our Tasting Toolkit for hint and tips on how to #DiscoverScotch at home
  • Share your memories with us on social media - use #ScotchTourism to check in
  • Explore some Scotch Whisky cocktail recipes here

Please remember to Drink Responsibly


Tours

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.

Trails

There are a couple of trails already for you to follow or if you like, you can make up your own! 

Malt Whisky Trail

Hebridean Whisky Trail

You can learn more about exploring Scotch Whisky at VisitScotland.

Malt Whisky Trail Road Sign

Tourism

If you are in Edinburgh, don't miss The Scotch Whisky Experience in the heart of the Royal Mile, Johnnie Walker Princes Street, or indulge your passion and become a member of the world's leading whisky club, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Responsible Drinking

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.