The Art of Distilling

Sandy Jamieson- Distillery Manager

Distillery manager Sandy Jamieson

This picturesque private distillery in Glen Tromie is open by appointment only for limited, small numbers of guests to enjoy tours, tastings and some exclusive events with the Distillery Manager Sandy Jamieson.

A small, hand-built, artisan distillery nestled amongst the foothills of the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains… still hand distilling in the time-honoured tradition.

Artisan distilled – the single malt whisky from Speyside still relies on aged, hand-crafting skills for a quality whisky

Relish how our artists use their colour palette of gold, cream and copper in our SPEY whisky to create

Taste – the unique palates of the Speyside Distillery Red line, Royal Blue and Black whiskies.

The distillery visits starts and ends in the old croft mill with it’s 200 year old water wheel and lade which is now the distillery’s water supply. The water is fed from the Tromie River – one of the first tributaries of the river Spey. The newer distillery building was built, stone by stone – by the hand of Alex Fairlie over 2 decades. It’s first distillation commenced in December 1990, and it offers visitors a full distilling process under one roof.

Our heritage room features the Harvey’s of Edinburgh family history dating from the 1770’s to present day, including the Harvey’s Codex, links to Lord Byron, The Battle of Balaclava and the now famous Whisky Galore story.

Visitors can be offered a private viewing of the wildlife collection of our Artist in residence, Joanna McDonough at our unique Speyside Distillery Gallery.

The distillery was also famously used in the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen as their local ‘Lagganmore distillery’


Joanna McDonough- Artist in Residence

Joanna McDonough
Visitors can be given a private viewing of work by Artist in Residence, Joanna McDonough at our unique onsite Speyside Distillery Gallery.

Relocating to the Cairngorm Mountains in the Highlands of Scotland, Joanna has set up her own print studio, and is now inspired by local wildlife and landscape surrounding the Speyside Distillery, the River Spey and the Cairngorms. Using silk screens she mono prints the background colours then using the traditional method of pen and ink she creates unique one off wildlife drawings/prints. The Speyside Distillery Gallery now hosts many of Joanna’s artworks and can be seen by appointment only. The distillery shop offers visitors a chance to purchase gift cards featuring Joanna’s work.

As Artist in Residence at the Speyside Distillery Joanna has undertaken many private projects including the Spirit of Speyside Festival, she has exhibited at  the Saatchi Gallery in London and in Taipei, Taiwan.


How to Book

Visits are by prior appointment only Tuesdays – Thursdays on a limited number of dates throughout the year, excluding the month of July.

Prices start from £20 to include a tour and 3 SPEY single malt whisky tastings, special Manager’s bespoke tours can be made available upon request.

We may, on occasion, be able to accommodate requests for more unique packages especially created for you. Recent specialist clients have enjoyed – food and whisky pairings, meeting facilities, lunch and light refreshments.

Payment may be requested at time of booking.


Telephone: 01479 810126 for further information


How to Find Us


From Kingussie (5 minute drive) heading out past the railway station on the B970 and head towards Ruthven Barracks (famous local landmark ). Continue on the B970 for 2-3km towards Insh. The distillery entrance is on your left opposite the road to Drumuish.

From Kincraig (10 minute drive) on the B970 through Insh. 3.5km to the distillery, the entrance road is on your right.The distillery is 200m down a single track.


Regular services run to Kingussie

from Glasgow / Edinburgh / Perth / Inverness / Newtonmore and Aviemore