There is little shortage of distilleries to visit in the Scottish Highlands, and just a short distance from Aviemore is the famous Dalwhinnie Distillery. Situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, Dalwhinnie Distillery produce their ‘gentle spirit’.
Like many distilleries, part of their charm lies in their remote, yet accessible locations, where whiskies sleep and mature in their barrels. Dalwhinnie offer various tours, including a Whisky & Chocolate Tasting Tour that is followed by up to 6 Single Malt whiskies, paired with handmade chocolates.
Caorunn Gin (pronounced ‘ka-roon’) is an infusion of a unique blend of botanicals distilled at the Balmenach Distillery in the Cairngorm National Park, one of the first distillers in Scotland to be licensed in the production of Scotch whisky in 1824.
The distillery offers fantastic tours where you can learn the crafting insights of the Caorunn Gin and learn the nosing and tasting techniques of these expert distillers. The tours are intimate and personal, granting fabulous opportunity to witness the process, botanical garden and a glimpse behind the scenes of the Caorunn Gin.
Cairngorm Brewery Company is a craft brewery positioned right in the centre of Aviemore. Eagerly served in the local bars and pubs, as well as further afield, these craft beers are a true taste of the Highlands.
The Cairngorm Brewery offers fabulous tasting sessions, learning the history of the brewery, the brewing process and of course a taste of the beer itself from keg, cask and bottle. The brewery shop stocks the full range of bottled ales, merchandise and local produce – a well-rounded Scottish Taste Experience.
Visit the awe inspiring locations featured in the ‘Outlander’ series and learn more about life within the Clans of Scotland and the true history behind the people. The MacKenzie Clan features heavily in the Outlander TV series and here you can visit the locations used as the homes and haunts used by Jamie and Claire. See first hand how the real clan lived and survived in the Highlands of Scotland.
Learn about your ancestors. How they lived. Where they played, roamed and fought. With every word embraced in knowledge and passion, you will visit stunning locations full of history and romance, gaining a true insight into the Scotland of old.
The Cairngorms is home to 5 of the 6 highest peaks in Britain and a staggering 55 Munros, it’s little wonder that the Cairngorm Mountain Range is a dream destination for mountain walking.
There are many guided walking tours available from Aviemore that will take you to new heights and awe-inspiring views across the Cairngorms. Only those that truly venture will discover the true Cairngorms! Enjoy the scenery, the views, the wildlife and the knowledge of the guides as their enthusiasm and skill takes you on an experience never to be forgotten. Guided tours are available regularly from Aviemore, or you can arrange your own day tour if you have a specific requirement.