Visits by Appointment
The Art of Distilling
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.
A small, hand-built, artisan distillery nestled amongst the foothills of the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains… still hand distilling in the time-honoured tradition.
A rtisan distilled – the single malt whisky from Speyside still relies on aged, hand-crafting skills for a quality whisky
R elish how our artists use their colour palette of gold, cream and copper in our SPEY whisky to create
T aste – 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’
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
Joanna McDonough- Artist in Residence
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 studio, and is now inspired by local wildlife and landscape surrounding the Speyside Distillery, the River Spey and the Cairngorms. Using a variety of media: silk screens and the traditional method of pen and ink or acrylic, she creates unique one off wildlife drawings & prints. The Speyside Distillery Gallery hosts some of Joanna’s artworks and can be seen by appointment only.
A larger collection of Joanna’s work is available at the NEW Distillery Visitor Centre in Aviemore ‘THE SNUG’. The Snug is located in the new Aviemore retail park offering visitors a chance to purchase gift cards and prints 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.