Whisky Tours

There are over 120 active distilleries spread across Scotland, which are split into five whisky-producing regions; Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside. Where a whisky is made can have a huge bearing on its flavour, everything from the source of the water to the presence of peat in the local area will come through in the taste.

There are three great examples, just a stones throw from Mansefield House.

Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne is a picture postcard whisky distillery continuously in operation since its founding in 1833 at Dumgoyne, north of GlasgowScotland. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands. Located upon the Highland Line, the division between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, Glengoyne’s stills are in the Highlands while maturing casks of whisky rest across the road in the Lowlands. Unlike many malt whisky distilleries today, Glengoyne does not use peat smoke to dry their barley, but instead uses warm air. With a rich history, people often consider Glengoyne to be Scotland’s most beautiful distillery. With a variety of tours, from the Wee Tasting Tour to The Masterclass, you can choose what you want to discover. You can book a tour online.

Oban Distillery

A distillery in the Scottish west coast port of Oban. Established in 1794, it was built before the town of the same name, which sprung up later in the surrounding craggy harbour. One of Scotland’s oldest sources of Single Malt Scotch Whisky is just a short meander from the sea. Oban distillery is owned by Diageo. It has only two pot stills, making it one of the smallest in Scotland, producing a whisky that has been described as having a “West Highland” flavour that falls between the dry, smoky style of the Scottish islands and the lighter, sweeter malts of the Highlands. With tours from £10 to £75, all tastes and budgets can be catered for. Tailor made tours can also be made on request.

Auchentoshan Distillery

Auchentoshan distillery is a Single Malt whisky distillery in the west of Scotland. The name Auchentoshan is from Gaelic Achadh an Oisein and translates as “corner of the field”. The distillery is also known as “Glasgow’s Malt Whisky” due to its close proximity to Glasgowand “the breakfast whisky” due to its sweet and delicate nature[5]. Auchentoshan is located at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills on the outskirts of Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire near the Erskine Bridge. It is one of six malt whisky distilleries in the Scottish Lowlands, along with BladnochGlenkinchie and recently Daftmill DistilleryAnnandale Distillery and Ailsa Bay Distillery.