The Route

The Route

1. Glenkinchie         19. Strathisla      37. Bunnahabhain                                       

2. Tullibardine        20. Balvenie            38. Ardbeg

3. Glenturret            21. Cardhu          39. Lagavulin

4. Aberfeldy             22. Glen Grant        40. Laphroaig

5. Blair Athol            23. Glen Moray      41. Kilchoman

6. Edradour               24. Dallas Dhu        42. Bruichladdich

7. Fettercairn           25. Benromach      43. Bowmore 

8. Royal Lochnagar     26. Glen Ord           44. Jura

9. Dalwhinnie             27. Dalmore           45. Springbank

10. Tomatin               28. Glenmorangie  46. Arran

11. Glenlivet               29. Clynelish            47. Glengoyne

12. Cragganmore      30. Old Pulteney    48. Auchentoshan

13. Glenfarclas           31. Highland Park     49. Bladncoh

14. Aberlour               32. Talisker

15. Macallan               33. Ben Nevis

16. Glenfiddich          34. Tobermory

17. Glen Garioch       35. Oban

18. Glendronach        36. Caol Ila

A much better map exists on the Malt Maps website: I should point out at this juncture, however, that I have created my itinerary based on the data to be found in the excellent ‘Malt Whisky Yearbook’ with the addition of Springbank. Malt Maps includes Breaval based on the above search parameters, which I won’t be visiting, but omits Balvenie and Caol Ila, which I will. I shall be travelling in an anti-clockwise direction, while Michael Jackson in his equally excellent ‘Scotland and its Whiskies’ toured the country in the opposite direction. Otherwise, it is more or less the same route, only in reverse, as he undertook. There are other fairly unavoidable contrasts between our two journeys, however: he used a car, had Harry Cory Wright with him and because of his indomitable industry influence got to visit distilleries I cannot. Also, inferring from the photographs, his journey was taken over a course of months or seasons. Mine will be over long before there is any respite in the wind and rain.

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