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.

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 July and mid December to mid January)

Check our Events Calendar for special event dates where you can book on line.

Prices start from £25 to include a tour and 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 is requested in advance for all visits.


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 (there is a limited taxi availability please enquire at time of booking)

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

Joanna McDonough- Artist in Residence

A large collection of Joanna’s work is available at  ‘THE SNUG‘. The Snug is located in the new Aviemore retail park offering visitors a chance to purchase gifts, cards, prints and originals of Joanna’s work.

Relocating to the Cairngorm Mountains in the Highlands of Scotland, Joanna has set up her own studio, and is inspired by local wildlife and the landscapes 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 & landscapes.

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, in Taipei, Taiwan and her work can be viewed throughout the Aspire airport lounges in the UK.