Scottish Whisky Distillery Map
The Scottish Whisky Distillery Map highlights distilleries around Scotland that you can visit. Use the map to plan your distillery tours and whisky tastings.
All these whisky distilleries are open to the public although always check opening times in advance. Use the whisky map to plan your route and develop your itinerary. There are some notes below the map that may help with orientation, research and planning.
How to use the Whisky Map
The whisky map is based on Google Maps and is designed to be user friendly. Many of the distilleries are profiled on the whisky tourer website so you can click through to find information about the distillery and notes on its tours and tastings.
The red marker shows a distillery location. The gold marker is a featured or highlighted Scottish Whisky Distillery. Look out for the blue markers. They represent area tour ideas such as Speyside Whisky Tours and are useful for shortlisting and choosing the best distillery tours and tastings for you.
The Streetview function allows you to look at the distilleries close up in full colour. Use the plus and minus buttons first to focus in on your shorlisted distilleries and then drop in the streetmap icon.
Whisky Tour Areas
As you can see from the whisky distillery map, wherever your tour of Scotland takes you, you won’t be too far from a whisky distillery. As a further aid planning, we have grouped whisky distilleries together under area whisky tours. These help to focus on tour ideas and inspiration in a smaller area. You can even use them to create a Scottish Whisky Tour by linking them together. These area tours are denoted by the blue markers on the map.
Edinburgh is a key starting point for many tours of Scotland so we have an Edinburgh Whisky Tour page to help with your planning.
There are two main concentrations of distilleries. One is around Islay (pronounced Eye-luh) which is a small island off the west coast of Scotland and has 9 working distilleries. Islay is approximately 17 miles wide and 26 miles long to give a sense of size (although it’s a fairly irregular shape). With so many distilleries open to the public in such a small area, it is popular for Islay Whisky Tours. Look to the west of Glasgow to find Islay on the whisky map. Islay whiskies are almost always peated.
The second concentrated area in Scotland is Speyside region in Moray which hosts around half of all Scotland’s whisky distilleries. They are fairly close to each other. Many whisky tourists visit this area every year to take a Speyside Whisky Tour. Look around Elgin (east of Inverness) on the map.
Around Inverness and the north there is a collection of distilleries. Once you identify Inverness on the map, you will see it has no distilleries but quite a few nearby ranging from Tomatin in the south to Glen Ord, Dalmore, Glenmorangie and Balblair in the north. The Inverness and Highland Whisky Tour will help you build your own whisky themed itinerary.
A common route north from the central belt of Scotland is via the A9 which has a number of whisky distilleries on or near the route. The A9 starts at Dunblane, near Stirling and traverses the Highlands up to Inverness and all the way up to the far north of Scotland. Another common tourist route takes in Skye and Oban.
To scroll back up to the whisky map use the blue square icon.