While the list of American Distilleries is impressive, there are more Scottish distilleries per square mile than any other whiskey making region. In fact, Scottish Distillers are broken down into five to six regions within Scotland to help simplify their locations. Each region has it’s unique characteristics.

Visiting Scotland in 2019, I enjoyed the similar surroundings of the rolling hills of Kentucky. I could see how immigrants to the United States took up residency in what they felt was familiar. While I am not a fan of the peated whiskies, I do enjoy a good Speyside. I enjoy the mild smokey flavor that adds some interesting notes.

I wanted to start out with a few Scottish Distilleries that I have visited. Add a few of my favorite Scotches. I am sure that Chase will want to weigh in since his tastes are very different than mine when comes to Scotch.


Glengyle Distillery Kilkerran Scotch {older Distillery that was saved fro ruin}
Glen Scotia Distillery
Springbank Distillery 


Aberfeldy Distillery
Ancoc Distillery
Ardmore Distillery
Blair Athol Distillery 
Dalwhinnie Distillery 
Dalmore Distillery 
Deanston Distillery
Edradour Distillery 
Fettercairn Distillery
Glencadam Distillery 
GlenDronach Distillery 
Glen Garioch Distillery 
Glenmorangie Distillery
Highland Park Distillery 
Old Pulteney Distillery
Royal Brackla Distillery 
Royal Lochnagar Distillery 
Tomatin Distillery


Ardbeg Distillery 
Bowmore Distillery 
Bruichladdich Distillery
Bunnahabhain Distillery 
Caol Ila Distillery 
Kilchoman Distillery
Lagavulin Distillery
Laphroaig Distillery 

Islands: Sometimes included

Abhainn Dearg Distillery
Arran Distillery
Jura Distillery
Talisker Distillery
Tobermory Distillery


Auchentoshan Distillery
Glenkinchie Distillery
Little Mill Distillery 
Rosebank Distillery


Abelour Distillery 
Benraich Distillery 
Benromach Distillery 
Glenfiddich Distillery 
Glen Grant Distillery 
GlenMoray Distillery 
Macallan Distillery 
Tamdhu Distillery 
Tomintoul Distillery 
Tullibardine Distillery