Speyside newest distillery now open
Have you ever wanted to step into the heart of Speyside and experience the magic of whisky making? Well, your chance is here! Speyburn Distillery, a hidden treasure between Forres and Aberlour, is opening its doors to the public for the first time in its 126-year history.
This isn’t just any distillery. Speyburn is a place of beauty, chosen by its founder, John Hopkins, in 1897 for its picturesque location. The distillery has preserved its original charm, with many of the initial buildings, features, and stonework still standing, offering visitors a genuine taste of Speyside’s whisky heritage.
The decision to open Speyburn to the public came after the roaring success of its debut public opening during the Spirit of Speyside Festival in May. The event was such a hit that it sold out within hours and even bagged the “best new event” award. Riding on this wave of success, Speyburn is now offering three daily tours from Tuesday to Saturday, starting from August 1st.
The tour, which lasts almost 2 hours, is a journey through time and tradition. You’ll get to explore the Old Drum Maltings, a traditional maltings area spread over three floors, housing vintage equipment that’s been out of sight for the past 50 years. The distillery continues to draw water from the Granty Burn and fill casks for maturation in its traditional dunnage warehouses, just as it has for over a century.
The Speyburn Distillery tour isn’t just about seeing the place; it’s about experiencing the passion of the people who make their whiskies. It’s about welcoming guests into their home to share a taste of Speyburn single malts and the stories and secrets of how they are made.
So, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore one of Speyside’s most cherished distilleries. Book your slot on one of the Speyburn Distillery tours this summer and immerse yourself in the spirit of Speyside. Trust me, you won’t regret it!