While a stay at Elderburn Luxury Lodges is pretty much all you need in a perfect escape away, it would be a shame to miss out on the excellent local distilleries near St. Andrews. We’ve collated a list of some of the best distilleries nearby as well as all you need to know about them.
Located right in the heart of St. Andrews, this is Scotland’s only distillery and brewery in one. This distillery is big on small, in a good way – their limited productions of Whisky make it all that more rare and sought after by Whisky lovers. They emphasise creativity and tinkering in their Whiskies, rather than mass production of the same old flavour. This distillery started out with craft beer and stays true to their roots as they still make refreshing, small-batch beer.
We go now from “Scotland’s only distillery and brewery in one” to “Scotland’s smallest traditional distillery”. This distillery is home to twenty-five unique flavours of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Visitors will actually be able to witness the Whisky being made first-hand and the types of Whisky here range from Ballechin Heavily Peated to Wine Finishes, so there is something for everyone.
Even King George IV couldn’t resist a beer from this location, Tullibardine, when he took a pit stop on route to his coronation to purchase a beer from the local brewery. In 1949, the remaining breweries were transformed into distilleries and thus Tullibardine Distillery was born. They currently only produce 6 Whiskies so you can be assured that it are only the finest drinks that make it out for consumption. They also happen to share their spring, “Danny Burn”, with none other than the massive mineral water company, Highland Spring.
A brand new distillery located in the heart of St. Andrews. Kingsbarns Distillery is not only the host to fruity and floral, Fife-grown Whisky but it is also home to the strikingly intricate dovecot which has been described as a “miniature fortified tower.” However, patience young grasshopper! – As this local distillery is brand new, and the spirit must mature in an oak cask for a minimum of 3 years and a day before it can be called a Single Malt Whisky, you’ll be waiting until 2018 before you can taste their first dram. But it’s not all doom and gloom until 2018 as you can book a tour along with some tasting, right now.
Visiting Distilleries near St. Andrews
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