Speyside Malt Whisky Tours and Tastings

Malt Whisky Expert

If you enjoy malt whisky, you’ve come to the right area and the right cottages too! Steve is a malt whisky expert, providing regular talks and tastings in the area and at the cottages. He is always delighted to share his local knowledge with interested visitors and yes, you can be sure of a ‘wee dram’ at Bluefolds. Steve is always happy to provide a tailored whisky nosing and tasting of Speyside or Highland whiskies which suit your taste and your pocket.

Dufftown - Glenfiddich Distillery and Whisky Festivals

Dufftown - the self-proclaimed “Malt Whisky Capital of the World” is at the heart of the Malt Whisky Trail. It boasts six working distilleries, including the world-renowned Glenfiddich. Distilleries with visitor centres offer tours while others are accessible by appointment only. The Glenlivet, currently the best-selling malt whisky worldwide, is the only distillery on Speyside to offer free tours and it’s right on the doorstep. This is also the centre for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in spring and the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival

Distilleries in Moray Speyside

Other local distilleries with visitor centres are Glenfarclas, Cardhu, Aberlour, Macallan, Balvenie, and Glen Grant. Further afield, you'll find the historic Dallas Dhu distillery and Benromach at Forres, Glen Moray at Elgin and GlenDronach at Huntly. Why not take the train from Dufftown to Strathisla at Keith?

And there are not only distilleries: in Dufftown listen to the Pipe Band practice then join a weekly whisky nosing and tasting during the summer months. Don’t miss a tour of the Speyside Cooperage and a visit to the Whisky Museum either! There is something for everyone.

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Strathspey Steam RailwayCardhu DistilleryGlenlivetDistilleryThe Whisky Line - Drams during Whisky FestivalGlenfiddich DistillerySteve with Mates of the Dufftown Whisky MuseumStrathisla Distillery KeithCooperage at CraigellachieBenromach Distillery

Our Cottages

Aberlour Cottage
4 star

Aberlour Cottage
Sleeps 4

This lovely cottage, in Speyside, has an enclosed courtyard for you to enjoy summer barbecues and sweeping mountain views. Welcomes 1 dog. Free Wi-Fi.

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Glenlivet Cottage
4 star

Glenlivet Cottage
Sleeps 6

This cottage has panoramic views across Glenlivet, with a patio for barbecues. Relax and tour Speyside and the Cairngorms NP. Welcomes 1 or 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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Dronach Cottage
4 star

Dronach Cottage
Sleeps 6

This self-catering cottage has stunning views to the Cairngorm mountains and an atmospheric multi-fuel stove for cosy evenings at home. It is named after a local distillery, GlenDronach. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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Folds Cottage
4 star

Folds Cottage
Sleeps 8

This original detached farmhouse with large kitchen provides a lovely space for you all to prepare and enjoy the fresh, local-produce to be purchased in Moray Speyside. Welcomes up to 2 dogs. Free Wi-Fi.

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