Tourist attractions in Scotland are all currently closed due to lockdown (January 2021).
When tourism resumes, here are some of the distilleries you can visit easily by car from Inverness.
If you are touring some of these distilleries and enjoying a wee dram, please have a designated driver in your vehicle so that everyone can stay safe.
Dalwhinnie distillery © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins
The Malt Room is tucked in the alleyway leading to the Victorian Market in Church Street. It was the first dedicated whisky bar in Inverness. It also has a tasting room for private bookings.
The Angel's Share is a Whisky and Gin bar overlooking the river. It is located on Ness Walk right opposite Inverness castle (above Prime restaurant). Cocktails and sharing platters (Highland cheeses, Seafood, Meat, Vegetarian) also available.
If you want to take something home with you, pay a visit to The Whisky Shop in Bridge Street in the city centre.
Inverness-based, family-owned 5 Star tour company WOW Scotland will be offering guided tours in their well-appointed 30-seater mini-coaches. Sit back and enjoy their Whisky Tour - this carefully crafted itinerary will enable you to experience the best of Speyside and Highland whiskies in one day with visits to Tomatin Distillery, Glenfarclas Distillery, Glen Moray Distillery and the Speyside Cooperage. They are hoping to operate this on certain dates from April to September 2021.
Although the Highland Whisky Festival was cancelled in 2020, we are hoping it will resume in May 2021. This features 8 distilleries around the North Coast 500. The Spirit of Speyside whisky festival is due to take place in distilleries around Moray & Speyside from 28 April - 3 May 2021. The Inverness Gin Festival should be hapening on 1 May 2021 depending on the Covid situation.
Whisky festival © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins