You’ll learn all about a subject close to the heart of the locals on this one – malt whiskey. One of the nation’s favourites is Glenmorangie, which is produced in the town of Tain. The word Glenmorangie actually means ‘Glen of Tranquillity’ in Gaelic, which is spot on when you consider the distillery’s surroundings. It’s set in the Scottish Highlands, so valleys, rivers and hills stretch as far as the eye can see. Today, we’ll visit the Glenmorangie Distillery, which has been producing the smooth stuff for over 150 years. You’ll see the methods and equipment used in the making process, and get a look at the swan-necked stills that remove the sulphur from the alcohol – they’re the tallest in the Highlands, in fact. Afterwards, you’ll head to the Visitor Centre, which has been converted from the distillery’s original still-house. In here, you’ll get up close to a 130-year-old working steam engine, and discover the ancient skills of coopering and malting.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.