Read about Scottish Whisky Regions
Whisky around the Elgin Area of the Speyside Region
Welcome to the page on Planet Whiskies dedicated to whisky distilleries located in and around the ancient Royal Burgh of Elgin. This Speyside area is truly blessed with distilleries and when travelling around this area a few years ago I was amazed with the amount of distilleries that are... Click to read more
Whisky in the Scottish Highlands
The only part that is outside of the ‘highland region’ north of this is Speyside and of course the islands at the top of Scotland such as Orkney. As mention above when reading about the highland region of Scotland the Speyside region should always be included as the whiskies are closely links.
Whisky in Islay and Jura
Islay and Jura are just off the West Coast of Scotland and is also a very famous area and deep in history for producing whisky. It has just under 10 distilleries on the Island and produces famous single malts like Laphroaig and Lagavulin. Islay whiskies are very high in peat as the soil on Islay is largely composed of peat. This means the water that runs through the peat is brown and when making all the famous malts of Islay the peaty taste is always present.
Whisky in the Lowlands of Scotland
The region of Scotland called Lowlands is from Glasgow and Edinburgh downwards except of course the Campbeltown region. This area used to be a distillery gold mine, but over the years the number of operating distilleries have decrease in number. Again for more information regarding working distilleries visit the web pages on this site where you can read about their history, location and any contact details available.
Whisky on the Islands of Scotland
This classification is about all the distilleries set on Islands of Scotland with the except of Islay. One of the Islands, Orkney produces the famous Highland Park. Also in this region is Arran.
Whisky in Campbeltown Region of Scotland
Campbeltown is famous for Springbank Single Malt Whisky, but used to be one of the hottest patches of whisky producing in Scotland. But as times went on most of the distilleries have closed, but is still regarded a very important part in the history of whisky production in Scotland and deservers to be mentioned as a location by itself.
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