Scotland is the home of the ‘water of life’ (‘uisge beatha’ in the gaelic tongue) or Scotch Whisky as most of the world knows it. The purest water and finest barley are combined to produce an amber nectar which other countries can only view with envy.
Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, The Macallan, Glen Ord, Balvenie - the names roll off the tongue and are just some of the fine examples of a unique drink which once appreciated can give you a lifetime of enjoyment. Avalon is near to several distilleries - our local whiskies are Glen Ord (15 miles away) and Tomatin (18 miles away).
We are only an hour’s drive from the famous ‘Malt Whisky Trail’.
A visit to Glen Ord, on the edge of the Black Isle in the Highlands west of Inverness, is a delight to both the eye and the palate. Watch their distillers at work creating a magical malt whisky which is sweet, malty and dry on the palate. Upon tasting the "perilously drinkable" dram, tradition has it you'll find it hard to resist a repeat experience. Slainte.
Glen Ord Whisky Distillery is on the outskirts of Muir of Ord, just off the A832, 15 miles west of Inverness. Children under 8 years are welcome but are not admitted to the production areas.
Tomatin is one of the easiest distilleries to get to, being just off the A9 trunk route from Perth, 16 miles north of Aviemore, 16 miles south of Inverness – it’s a big distillery, you can’t miss it! There is plenty of parking, clearly signed, to the rear of the Visitor Centre, with disabled parking just outside the building, and wheelchair access to all parts of the whisky tour.