The Whisky Coast

West Coast Whisky Trail

Experience Scotland's Whisky Coast, by visiting up to 20 world-class distilleries located in Glasgow, Argyll and the Isles, Lochaber, Ardnamurchan and the Isle of Skye. Discover and enjoy Scotland's national drink whilst you learn how the history, culture and landscapes of the region have shaped our distinctive whiskies.

Visit Edinburgh

If you planning to explore The Whisky Coast via Scotland's capital, please take time to visit The Scotch Whisky Experience, a five star visitor attraction on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Here you you will learn lots about Scotland's national drink with high-tech exhibits, a barrel ride and every touring visitor will get the chance to taste a dram of scotch surrounded by a whisky collection comprising over 3,000 bottles.

Visit Glasgow

All the west coast of Scotland's whisky producing towns and islands are accessible from Glasgow, so plan your Whisky Coast itinerary whilst sampling a dram in one of the city's top whisky bars

The Clydeside Distillery, will be open late 2017, and will be the first Glasgow distillery in over 100 years. It will celebrate the River Clyde's whisky heritage as well as producing a distinctive single malt Scotch whisky.

Auchentoshan Distillery is a Lowland distillery that sits on the banks of the River Clyde and is only a short journey from Glasgow's city centre. 

Before you visit, why not sample some of Glasgow's and Lowland whiskies at the best prices;

Whilst not a coastal distillery, if you've got time on your return visit to Glasgow, we would encourage you to make time for a visit to Glengoyne Distillery.

West Highland Line

Travel one of the Great Scenic Rail Journeys, and explore Scotland’s west coast and islands with Scotrail's 'Spirit of Scotland' travel pass. Offering unlimited train travel and journeys by coach, bus and ferry, you can take the world-class 'West Highland Line' to either Oban, Fort William or Mallaig, where you will sample the best of Highland, Island and Islay whiskies.

Explore Argyll and the Isles

Calmac's Island 'Whisky Hopscotch' tickets are ideal for whisky enthusiasts, as you can visit most of the distilleries and then enjoy a wee dram afterwards. Choose from three great distillery trails;

  1. The North Trail - Oban, Tobermory, Ardnamurchan and Isle of Skye distilleries.
  2. The South Trail - Isle of Arran, Campbeltown and Islay distilleries
  3. Combined Trail Ticket for the lot!

Visit Oban

The town of Oban grew up around its distillery and its tall chimney is a useful landmark. Oban malt is popular all over the world, so visit the 'Gateway to the Isles' for yourself and pop over to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

Before you visit, why not sample some amazing Highland region whiskies at the best prices;

Visit Campbeltown

Formerly known as the 'Whisky Capital of the World', Campbeltown on the undiscovered Kintyre peninsula of Scotland, is a must-do pilgrimage for whisky lovers, as it is a magical area for sandy beaches, Atlantic breakers, world-class golf and beautiful scenery of an undiscovered part of Scotland.

Before you visit, why not sample some Campbeltown whiskies at the best prices;

Isle of Islay & Jura

Islay is a beautiful Hebridean island full of tradition. Famed the world over for its peaty malts has distilleries in stunning coastal locations. Bowmore, one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, is a great place to see traditional whisky-making from the malting of the barley to the peat-fired kilns.

It’s well worth crossing the water to visit the tiny Isle of Jura distillery as well.

Before you visit, why not sample some Islay whiskies at the best prices;

Islay has also inspired the following products from independent bottlers;

Visit Arran 

The charming Isle of Arran Distillery and Visitor Centre is a must visit, but the Taste of Arran is hard to miss as many of Arran’s hotels, restaurants and pubs will have Arran Single Malt on the menu. 

A second new, distillery is due to open in 2018 but has not yet been named. 

Before you visit, why not sample Island whiskies at the best prices;

Visit Lochaber and Ardnamurchan

At the heart of the Outdoor Capital of the UK lies Ben Nevis Distillery in Fort William. The Distillery produces a range of quality single and blended malt whiskies, and visitors may be lucky to see some Highland Cattle grazing quietly outside.

Before you visit, why not sample Highland whiskies at the best prices;

Both of these will be complemented by Ncn'ean, a young, independent organic distillery on Morvern peninsula.

Visit Isle of Skye

Whisky from the Isle of Skye is created with unique local waters to harness the essence and spirit of the magical island. Before you visit, why not try some legendary Island whiskies at the best prices;

The Isle of Skye has also inspired the independent Gaelic Whisky products

Visit Outer Hebrides 

Isle of Harris Distillery

The Isle of Harris Distillery is also known as The Social Distillery, offering a warm welcome to all in the heart of Harris. Open six days a week with regular tours, there is a public canteen offering fresh local produce and a shop full of local products Isle of Harris Gin.

Opened in October 2015 we are currently making a very special Isle of Harris Gin with locally gathered Sugar kelp and distilling spirit for our first whisky 'The Hearach' Single Malt.

Abhainn Dearg Distillery

Has produced the first single Malt whisky from Lewis in the Outer Hebrides for almost 200 years.

The Whisky Coast App

Coming soon on iOS and Android we want to give visitors to the Whisky Coast a more up to date, user friendly and engaging experience. Our mobile apps will keep you well informed, with key contact information to enhance your visit. 

Map of the Whisky Coast 

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