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Taste the Local Tipple on the Speyside Whiskey Trail

When you are looking for Scottish holiday accommodation you may be thinking about the location in relation to the country’s cities or its outdoor attractions, but have you thought about visiting some of its distilleries during your break?

If you enjoy a good single malt whiskey then you should consider the mansions for rent Scotland has to offer in Speyside, which is home to over half of the country’s distilleries – more than 50 overall.

And with nine such establishments included as part of the whiskey trail in the Speyside area, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which ones to visit for a day out – but there is nothing to say that you have to stop at one! 강남풀싸롱

Speyside is also the only place in the world to have a dedicated whiskey trail and you can visit distilleries that have been in existence for centuries, as well as those with an interesting story to tell.

One that has a particularly interesting past is Cardhu, the only distillery to have been pioneered by a woman.

In fact, it was two women over two generations of a family who were involved in the distilling process – Helen Cumming and later her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Robertson.

Following her husband’s death in 1872, Elizabeth secured four acres of land near the farm that had been used as a distillery and established Cardhu.

In addition to learning about how the distillery has developed over the centuries, you will be able to sample a dram of the famous beverage, with tasting sessions also on offer to help you appreciate the subtleties of the drink.

While staying in mansions in Scotland, you may also want to head to the oldest distillery in the Highlands – Strathisla.

The location has been in the malt whiskey business since 1786 and on an outing here, you will be able to learn about the differences between distilling single malts and blended whiskies.

You will also find some famous names are on the whiskey trail in Speyside, including Glenlivet, Glenfiddich and Glen Moray, so make sure you add your favourite tipple to the list of distilleries to visit during your Scottish break.

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