Scotch Whisky is arguably Scotland’s most famous product.
Production of whisky plays an important role in the history and commerce of Scotland. Visitors to Scotland should take the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the many varieties available in Scotland.
While you are staying at Hollybank House why not take a trip to one of Scotland’s many distilleries, take a tour and taste some whilst learning about the rich history of Whisky in Scotland.
This golden dram is well-loved all over the world, and with over 100 whisky distilleries in Scotland alone, it’s easy to see why this much-loved tipple is so popular. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are surrounded by several distilleries, with the majority open all year round for tourists and whisky lovers to gain an insight into what it takes to make a malt.
Tours usually involve a guided tour of the distillery, a demonstration of the distilling process and even the chance to make your own blend. Tours such as these are unique to Scotland and they can be very fascinating places, especially when you watch normal water being transformed into iconic Scotch.
The closest distillery to visit is the Loch Lomond Distillery, which is the only one of its kind in Scotland as it produces malt and grain whisky all under one roof, creating on average, 10 million litres of grain and 2.5 million litres of malt.
Another notable distillery is the Auchentoshan Distillery, located between Glasgow and Loch Lomond, this distillery is unique in its production as it triple-distills the alcohol, creating some of the smoothest whisky on the market. With sweet notes of vanilla and green apple, Auchentoshan offers a selection of limited-edition whisky, perfect to take back home and enjoy, on the rocks.