Spirited Travel With Spirits In Scotland, England & Wales
The places are endless and go beyond Scotland and spill over into England and Wales.
Here’s a travel guide to great places to drink whiskey in the U.K., including a spectacular new spot in Edinburgh from Johnny Walker.
Diageo’s £185 million investment into Scotch whisky and tourism includes the opening of the flagship Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh. It has eight floors, including rooftop bars, dining experiences, and spectacular city views.
Plus, just outside of Edinburgh is the garden-inspired Glenkinchie Distillery, which welcomes a new visit center.
You might see a monster along the shores of Loch Lomond National Park at the Glen Luss Distillery micro-brewery and museum. The owners have converted an old smokehouse into the distillery and will continue to keep sustainability and ecotourism top of mind as it begins to welcome its first visitors.
While Scotland often shines for its whisky offerings, a good glass of whisky is just as easily found in England and Wales. In England, check out Cooper King Distillery’s English Whisky Map with over 30+ distilleries included. In Wales, whisky is synonymous with Penderyn Distillery – the one and only whisky distillery in the country.
Planning not your cup of tea? Remove the leg work and hop on board the luxurious Belmond Royal Scotsman’s Scotch Malt Whisky Trail for a four-night trip including stops at some of the most iconic and ground-breaking distilleries in Scotland.
Another excellent option, which will not only take care of the logistics but coordinate in the grandeur of fashions, is Away From The Ordinary’s Whisky Experience.