Rampant Scotland Directory!

Food and Drink

Scottish culinary delights such as haggis - when in season... and many other traditional recipes can be found here. Of course, whisky companies pour onto the page and there are places to go to eat and drink.

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There is also a special feature on Cookery Schools in Scotland on another page of this site.

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Recipe Pages

Traditional Scottish Recipes is an ever expanding collection of all the old favourites from drop scones to Scotch Broth plus cakes, desserts and cocktails. Look out for the recipes using Drambuie liqueur! The site has about 100 recipes and is growing all the time.

There is a specific recipe for making Highland Oatcakes.

Welcome to Nick Nairn presents his restaurant and hotel and some of Nick's Recipes which are "international" rather than specifically Scottish.

Celtic Connections Cookbook presents a collection of recipes which have ben submitted by the performers at the Celtic Connections music festival. The result is a wide selection of recipes - some of which have a connection with Scotland!

Scottish Food Fortnight

SFF is a national campaign in the last two weeks of September where producers, retailers, restaurateurs and hoteliers across Scotland organize local events to promote the Scottish produce that they either sell or make. The Web site lists all the associated events and the educational elements of the fortnight and has a number of recipes based on classic Scottish fare.

Golden Spurtle

This is the site of the 'World Porridge Making Championship' which has been running since 1994. In addition to providing details of the winners, the 'Porridge' page has recipes including the current champion's tips and the Porridge & Oatmeal Thesaurus. ("Spurtle" is the Scots word for the wooden spoon traditionally used to stir the porridge).

Restaurants and Bars

Great Places to Eat

A wide range of eating establishments across Scotland selected by travel writer Vivien Devlin and the editor of Rampant Scotland.

Taste of Scotland

If you want to know about where to eat in style in Scotland, the book "A Taste of Scotland" has long been a useful guide. Now these select establishments are listed and described on this Website. You can wander around by region or town, or view the Winners of the Macallan Taste of Scotland Awards. I'm hungry already!

The List - Eating and Drinking

The Web version of the printed magazine concentrates on restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow (and Edinburgh). There are more than 800 places to choose from, covering all styles of eating and cooking from Scottish to Mexican and French to Chines. You can search by city, style and type of cooking or even alphabetically by name of restaurant. There are also special restaurant deals and booking facilities at selected establishments across the country.

Edinburgh Pub Guide

An independent pub guide for city center Edinburgh with reviewes submitted by users. You can find a pub by its name, location or Postcode.

Edinburgh Restaurateurs Association

A group of like-minded restaurant proprietors offering something to suit every taste and palate. You can find out about the style of food they offer in their Menu & Wine Guide.

The Edinburgh Blog

Concentrates on write-ups of visits made to restaurants, eateries and bars in Edinburgh which are then being collected together for future reference. But there's also first hand reports and reviews of events, attractions and things to do in Edinburgh.

Glasgow Restaurateurs Association

A guide to over 40 restaurants and up-market cafés in Scotland's largest city. From Indian to authentic Scottish and French to Italian, there is something here to suit every taste.

Caley Sample Room, Edinburgh

This Edinburgh pub has been sympathetically refurbished to create a clean, cosy and welcoming space where you can enjoy a wide range of beers, wines and freshly prepared food. There is also simple, honest food made from high quality, locally sourced products. At the bar they offer a range of local real ales from Edinburgh and Scotland and a selection of over 40 wines from around the world. 19 of these are offered by the glass as well as the bottle.

Kilberry Inn

This is an award-winning, quality restaurant with quarried walls, beams and log fires, on the scenic single track road between the fishing village of Tarbert and Lochgilphead at the head of Loch Fyne. It exudes charm and character with some of the best cooking in Argyll and breathtaking views across Loch Coalisport to Gigha and the Paps of Jura, the Kilberry. There are also comfortable letting bedrooms.

Littlejohns Restaurants
This is a chain of restaurants in Aberdeen, Aviemore, Ayr, Edinburgh, Elgin, Inverness, Perth, St Andrews, Stirling serving a varied menu of Pizza to Pasta, Traditional to TexMex, Burgers and Steaks. And to entertain you, there are model trains running in all the restaurants.

Ben Nevis Inn

Located in Glen Nevis at Achintee, Fort William, at the very start of the Ben Nevis path and close to the end of the famous West Highland Way. In a 200-year-old building, it provides a wide ranging menu, live entertainment and spacious beer garden.

Mountain Café Aviemore

This contemporary café restaurant is appropriately located on Grampian Road, Aviemore, providing good food, locally sourced plus a warm welcome and professional service. The Mountain Café support Fairtrade products.

Caledonian Café in Portree, Skye is a family friendly restaurant and just the spot to relax after a hard day seeing the sights and being out in the clean and bracing sea air. The café is licensed and can provide fresh, locally caught fish, Steak & Kidney Pie flavoured with Skye Ale, or a family choice with a wide ranging childrens' menu.

Hector's Plaice and Bothy is a combined fish & chip shop and cafe in Kyle of Lochalsh on the northwest coast of Scotland, opposite the village of Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. Owned and run by a local couple, their motto is 'food - freshly prepared'. With a Highland welcome waiting for you, they're just the place to stop on your Road to the Isles. Open all year round.

Wheatsheaf Restaurant

Located in Swinton, Scottish Borders, Wheatsheaf Restaurant has achieved 4 Gold Medallions for outstanding standards in food service and ambience from VisitScotland and thethe coveted 2 AA Rosettes (for the 4th year in succession). The restaurant uses fresh seafood from Eyemouth harbour just 12 miles away, Scottish Borders beef, lamb and organic pork from local traditional butchers and source the finest wild mushrooms, organic vegetables, cheese and a variety of exotic ingredients from around the world.

Caley Sample Room Pub

This Edinburgh bar has been sympathetically refurbished and the food emphasises quality and simplicity with simple, honest food made from high quality, locally sourced products. The bar offers a range of local real ales from Edinburgh and Scotland and a selection of over 40 wines from around the world.

Cambridge Bar

Located in Young Street, just off Charlotte Square, in the heart of the bustling Edinburgh city centre, the Cambridge Bar has several different areas to eat or drink within a compact space. As one of Edinburgh's leading sports bars they aim to show all the big matches (and The Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race, of course) on TV.


Located in the old centre of Scotland's capital city on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Wannaburger has stylish surroundings offering the best and freshest local Scottish ingredients, combined to create the ultimate burger with a huge range of toppings.

Gluten Free Restaurants

Linked to the Web site for Coeliac UK, the leading charity working for people with coeliac disease, this site provides an easy way to look for a hotel, restaurant or café in any part of the UK, including Scotland, for those to manage your gluten free diet. Listed venues have been recommended by visitors who have an understanding of gluten intolerance.

Food and Drink Suppliers

Arbroath Smokies sells online not only Arbroath Smokies, traditionally smoked and prepared in Arbroath, but also Hot Smoked Salmon.

Ardtaraig Fine Foods of Scotland have been supplying smoked salmon for over 17 years and have added fresh oysters from Kilbrandon off the West Coast of Scotland, kippers and gourmet hampers and gift boxes of Scottish food

Bouvrage is a natural raspberry drink made in Alloa Scotland with the aim of making available the taste of fresh raspberries all year round. The juice of 1lb (450g) of Scottish Raspberries in every 750ml bottle - that's 50% Raspberry juice in every bottle. It's slightly sparkling, not too sweet and not alcoholic.

Bradfords Bakers established in 1924, has 14 shops based in Glasgow including its famous flagship store in Sauchiehall street which is the largest bakery retail unit in Scotland. They have an enormous selection of food hampers, gift baskets and birthday cakes for you to choose from and all their baked goods are made fresh daily in the waterfall bakery. The hampers and birthday baskets can be ordered from the website for delivery in the United Kingdom , USA & Canada and Europe.

British Corner Shop supplies a wide range of British food and drink products to expats, whether Scottish or not. Items include magazines and books as well as food and drink.

British Delights are based in Boston and has a wide range of food products - the Scottish-related items include Duncans chocolates, Walkers shortbread, Scots Porage Oats - and Irn Bru.

Browns Food Group is a Scottish based company, established in 1885. Originally a small family run butchers shop in Biggar, Browns Food Group now operates from five manufacturing sites, producing and supplying an extensive range of quality cooked meats, ranging from salmon, smoked salmon, poultry, pre-sliced and whole joints of cooked meat to convenience foods and a variety of delicatessen items. The entire group boasts a product range which extends well into the thousands. Their products carry the Scotch Beef, Specially Selected Pork and Specially Selected Ham labels to represent Quality Meat Scotland, Scotland´s stringent farm and processor assurance scheme standards. The products are available through outlets such as Sainsbury's supermarket and at events such as The Highland Show and International Food Exhibition.

Cairnie Fruit Farm near Cupar, Fife, offers a wide range of soft fruit on a "pick your own" or ready-picked basis. But there's a lot more than that - a farm shop with seasonal produce, local honey and home produced jams. Then there's a tearoom (famous for fresh scones, melt-in the-mouth shortbread and giant strawberry tarts) and a large picnic area and a children's play area. And an incredible 6-acre maize maze in a cornfield and a kid's "Funyard". Finally (I think) there's a holiday cottage for rent.

Cakes By Ann is a family company which has 15 years experience in designing and creating wedding cakes, birthday cakes, engagement cakes, christening cakes, communion cakes and anniversary cakes - or for a special company function. Based in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, they offer free expert advice to create that special cake for your special occasion.

Caledonian Curry from a Scottish Kitchen based in Sutherland, supplies mail-order ready-made Indian food made from Highland beef, heather fed hilltop lamb, wild game and venison (ever tried Venison Vindaloo?) using traditional Indian techniques with a Scottish twist. Orders are delivered overnight.

Circus Café Direct has premises in Edinburgh but is more than a café, as it has a wine shop, food hall, bar, restaurant, bakery, takeaway and a complete party planning service. There is also an on-line shop with a range of individual items and hampers.

Claire Macdonald has established a wonderful reputation for books on fine Scottish food with cookbooks, demonstrations, TV appearances and masterminding Kinloch Lodge Hotel on the Isle of Skye. Now she has a Web site in which she can share her wide experience and passion for good food. This online shopping site is a channel for a range of luxury foods, essential cooking utensils, gifts and books. And Kinloch Lodge is not just a top small hotel serving excellent food, it is also the venue for Claire Macdonald's cookery courses.

Dundonnell Smoked Salmon has an on-line ordering form for the purchase of their smoked salmon from the head of Loch Broom.

Expat Pantry has more than 20 themed parcels providing British expats with their favourite branded products. Scottish items are thin on the ground here but there are Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Biscuits, McVities Digestives and Golden Syrup Cake.

Global Whisky Shop has a selection of single malt whisky for sale. They deliver it gift wrapped, anywhere in the world it is permitted to do so. You can search the site by distillery, name and region.

Golspie Mill in Sutherland, is driven by water from the local burn (one of probably only three traditional water mills still working) and has been making a high quality range of flours and meals since being fully restored in 1992. Many of their products are organic; all of them are entirely free from additives and made with pure, milled whole grains and pulses. Among their specialities are peasemeal and beremeal, which are low in gluten and suitable for special diets.

Gordon and Durward of Crieff in Perthshire are not just retailers bit also manufacturers of a huge range of traditional Scottish Sweets (candies). Mouth watering Butter Tablets, Macaroons, Fudges, Coated Dates, Gingers, Marzipans, with Marzipan Cherry Slice and Marzipan Walnut Slice, Coconut Ice and are renowned for their Sugar Mice. Also available are such well-known Scottish treats such as McCowan´s Highland Toffee, Buchanan´s Boilings, Ross´s of Edinburgh, world famous for their Edinburgh Rock, Oddfellows and Duncan´s Chocolate.

Gourmet's Choice despatches mail-order Scottish Smoked Salmon from the harbour at Portsoy in the North East of Scotland. The site has a description of the smoking process used.

Hebridean Smokehouse is a small family run business located on the island of North Uist, part of the Outer Hebrides, set in the wild waters of the North Atlantic, west of the Scottish mainland. From their pristine environment they select the finest fish and, using only sea salt and peat cut from the Uist moors, they use traditional methods to produce smoked salmon and seatrout with a unique and distinctive peaty flavour, which they then send all over the world.

Highland Beef is produced from one of the world's oldest breeds of cattle. The herd was established near Beauly, Inverness-Shire in Scotland and this naturally produced food can now be supplied and delivered throughout the UK. The site also has recipes which use Highland beef as a main ingredient.

Highland Glen Scottish Market is a Californian company, run by Scots, with a range of foods and other products from Scotland. Dean's Shortbread, biscuits, and cookies, tea, coffee, and real Scottish Fudge made with real whisky (or without). Also Scottish tartan products from the Highland Glen Gift Shop.

Inverawe Smoke Houses is a small family business, based on the west coast of Scotland, maintaining traditional smoking techniques, producing succulent, smoky flavours.

Isabella's Preserves is an award-winning range of jams, marmalades and relishes made in a small production unit on a traditional Aberdeenshire farm using recipes developed by Isabella. Where possible, locally grown produce are used and they are attractively packaged with a real tartan ribbon seal.

Just Miniatures is dedicated to the supply and distribution of alcoholic miniatures. They have an extensive range of Scottish Whisky miniatures, and have recently introduced Irish Whiskey, New World Whiskey, Whisky blends and a vintage collection.

Just Seaweed is The UK'S only fresh seaweed shop and is based on the Isle Of Bute on the west coast of Scotland, where fresh edible seaweed is hand cut and harvested in a certified clean area. Sea kelp, sugar kelp channel wrack, spiral, serrated wrack, dulse, sea lettuce are all available to order by post. Also bladderwrack kelp seaweed which is used for skin care, spa detox and cellulite body wraps.

Lime Tree Larder specialises in hand made chocolates and dairy ice cream made using natural ingredients with a total commitment to quality. The chocolates are produced on a farm in Ayrshire in small batches using artisan skills rather than machines.

Mackenzie Fine Food has a wide range of luxury foods from appetizers to desserts including Finnan Haddies and Loch Fyne kippers as well as smoked salmon and trout plus fresh Caviar, fine cheeses, Goose Foie Gras. On Line ordering and serving tips.

Macsween Haggis Specialists, a Scottish family business which specialises in the production of traditional Scottish haggis. The award winning Macsween family recipe, handed down from generation to generation, is still used today.

Marrbury Smokehouse is a traditional Scottish Smokehouse set amidst the Galloway Hills in south west Scotland run by the Marr family who come from a long line of Net and Cobble salmon fishermen on the local River Cree. Buy online and have luxury smoked salmon, smoked cheese, seafood and other meats delivered directly to your door, delivered fresh from the smokehouse. Michelin star chef Andrew Fairlie describes it as the best smoked salmon he has ever tasted.

Ochil Foods has been supplying some of the leading Scottish Chefs for over 30 years. They have excellent links with local and international producers alike, bringing together a large and varied list of gourmet foods, including; Scottish Venison, Poultry, Charcuterie, Dried Goods, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Scottish Cheeses, Luvians Ice Cream, Fruit, Patisserie and much more. Their distribution network covers Hotels, Restaurants, Caterers, Universities and Colleges throughout Central and Eastern Scotland.

Organic Meat Scotland supplies the finest Aberdeen Angus beef and lamb from an organic Perthshire farm via mail order delivery throughout the UK.

Oysters From Loch Fyne also has smoked Scottish salmon, mussels, smoked shellfish, king scallop and, of course, tasty Loch Fyne kippers. There is an on-line ordering service.

Paterson Arran Scottish Foods is a site for two companies - Paterson's specialises in traditional shortbread, biscuits and oatcakes while Arran Fine Foods produces preserves, mustards, chutneys and salad dressings.

Petite Wines - Miniature Wine & Spirits is a Scottish and U.K. supplier of miniature wine and spirit bottles, especially Scotch whisky miniatures. Personalised label service for promotional advertising and wedding favours. Secure online shop and delivery U.K. Wide.

Pettigrews of Kelso have been supplying quality chutneys and preserves for over thirty years and their products are now available to order on the World Wide Web. The range of foods includes many speciality Chutneys such as Classic Tomato, Orchard Apple and Hot Gooseberry. In recent times these have been joined by Spiced Red Onion, Old Fashioned Plum and Spicy Pear. There is also a range of biscuits, shortbread. marmalades, jellies , preserves and mustards.

Scottish Food Overseas is a supplier of traditional Scottish foods and merchandise. The company is based in Stirling and can deliver to the UK or overseas. Product list ranges from Baxters' soup to Tunnocks Caramel Wafers and tinned haggis to travel rugs and the "Oor Wullie" Annual. Special requests are welcomed.

Scottish Grocer has a long list of Scottish food available in North America including oatcakes, shortbread, preserves marmalades, jams, Brodies teas and fruit cakes and are official importers of Irn Bru - Scotland's "other national drink".

Scottish Smoked Salmon Co. has a smoke-house is a mere two miles from the fishing grounds and after being smoked with island woods, the hand-sliced, vacuum-sealed packs are flown to Maryland. They even have salmon smoked with Tobermory Single Malt Whisky.
buy haggis online

Buy MacSween Haggis and
Grant's Tinned Haggis online from The Scottish Haggis Store

The Scottish Store has been a worldwide exporter of traditional Scottish food and drink and Scottish gift hampers since 2000. This site concentrates on being a one stop shop for haggis and supplies for Burns Supper and Scottish celebrations throughout the year. They also supply Grants whisky, vegetarian haggis and venison flavoured haggis and Grants haggis curry as well as other key ingredients for a Burns Supper: Cock a Leekie soup, Scottish cheeses, bannocks and clootie dumpling.

Spice of Life is a Scottish supplier of dried herbs and spices including an organic range with no artificial flavourings or colourings. Based in Bridge of Don in Aberdeen, they have an extensive selection of curry blends and a range of "easy peasy" curry packs to enable the home cook to replicate their Indian restaurant favourite.

Spoff - Highland Cereals are made using wholegrain cereals (Scottish oats) in Invergordon Ross-shire. The ranges include their Original Mueslis, Traditional Porridges, Flavoured Porridges, Gluten Free hot and cold cereals (based on wholegrain rice flakes), and their new (winter 2007/8) Fifty Fifty range, based on 50% cereal & 50% Fruit, Fruit & Nuts or other Wholegrains and equally good eaten hot as porridge or cold as muesli!

Stars & Stripes Catering based in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, can cater for functions big and small. They also make cakes in avariety of designs from team football shirts to Winnie the Pooh or can design one to your specification.

Stockan & Gardens are well known for their prize-winning Orkney oatcakes - they have over 100 years experience in making these hand-made products from natural ingredients. But they also make delicious shortbread and a range of savoury biscuits.

The Store Company produce the fine Aberdeen Angus beef and grass fed lamb and have everything from steaks to sausages, fish to vegetables and home baking to chocolates. They have shops in Foveran, Aberdeenshire and Stockbridge, Edinburgh but can also supply via their online shop to anywhere in the UK or abroad.

Taste of Moray is a restaurant located at Gollanfield betweenInverness and Nairn, specialising in fish and shellfish, Aberdeen Angus steaks and other Highland specialties. There's home baking, and menus for lunches and afternoon teas as well as evening meals.

Top Tier Designer Cakes is a renowned designer cake maker based in the Merchant City, Glasgow. They have been designing, baking and decorating unique and beautiful celebration cakes and cupcakes for over 25 years. All cakes are freshly baked to order using the finest butter, flour and specialist ingredients. If it is not convenient for you to visit their city centre shop, feel free to view their website and see if there is a design you like. If you prefer to have your own custom design made then feel free contact them and their team will happily create your own cake idea for you.

Uig Lodge Smokehouse produces smoked salmon above Uig bay on the far West coast of Lewis, the largest of the Outer Hebrides. Only the finest locally sourced salmon is used for all smoking throughout the year. Uig Lodge has supplied its simple and traditional smoked salmon to several top hotels and stores for many years.

West Coast Foods has set out to bring back the traditional high street butcher where quality meat and good service are the norm. They have a butcher´s shop in Prestwick, Ayrshire and offer the same standards of quality and service to the growing number that wish to buy meat online. Their local Scottish meat is prepared in-house by award winning master butchers, two of whom are Scottish champions. They guarantee next day delivery in the UK on orders made by 10am and temperature controlled packaging ensures that the meat arrives in exactly the same prime condition as when it was packed for delivery. They recently started offering next day delivery all across Europe, meaning expats in EU countries can get Scottish cut meat, haggis, black pudding, and square sausage straight to their door the next day.

Whisky Cakes is a range of single malt Whisky Cakes made to a traditional fruit cake recipe and produced in the Highlands of Scotland by Ashers, family bakers since 1877. The first showcases the characteristics of the Highland malt, the second highlights the smoky, peaty flavours of the Islands while the third reflects the smooth, refined tastes of Speyside.

Whisky and Other Drinks

If you are planning a trip to Scotland to visit whisky distilleries and the areas in which they are located, you may wish to use a specialist company offering guided tours. Rampant Scotland has teamed up with Go Scotland to provide quick access to a one stop shop for a very wide range of tours in Scotland. Go Scotland offers tours from a number of recommended tour guide companies in Scotland with sightseeing tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Click the graphic to see what they have on offer in the way of whisky tours, click this link:-

Use the Go Scotland Tour Search to find a tour departing on your desired time frame. If you can't find what your looking for contact them and they'll find it for you. Go Scotland Tours also arranges private driver guided tours and customised itineraries with tailor-made bespoke Scotland tours.

The Scotch Whisky Association

The World Of Scotch Whisky has a clickable map for each region with all the whisky distilleries marked on it. There is basic information about each distillery and also links to the owner's web site, where available. Opening hours for vistors, if available, are also given. Note that on each page, "more detail" gives more information including a photo.

Edinburgh Malt Whisky Tour

A first class and very comprehensive guide to all aspects of malt whisky. There is a Glossary & How Whisky is Made and a list of whisky companies. Finding where the whisky is made is aided by an Active Map showing where they are located. The Whisky Historical Archive has a search facility to help you to track down information. There is factual information such as Mike Padlipsky's Research Notes While we may have our own favourites in whisky we don't usually get the opportunity to taste nearly all of them. The results and ratings here by Mike Padlipsky is an invaluable survey. Alternatively, refer to the tasting notes provided by Lapointe & Legendre. There is also a Malt Whisky Quality/Price Index and an Excel Spreadsheet There is even a library of Sound Clips (au or wav format) on how to pronounce all the names of the whisky. NOW you know how to pronounce Glenmorangie!

A to Z of Scotch Whisky Information

This site lists every available brand of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Single Grain Scotch Whisky, Pure Malt Scotch Whisky and Blended Scotch Whisky. Sections of the site include suppliers to the Scotch Whisky industry, Scotch Whisky retailers, the distilleries of Scotland, the Scotch Whisky manufacturing process, how to drink Scotch Whisky and the Scotch Whisky collectors service.

Whisky Sites

This Directory brings you almost every whisky and bourbon related site on the internet ith links to the homepages of the big Scotch, Irish, and Canadian whisky brands, together with American bourbon and whisky brands and brands from some more lesser known whisky producing countries. There is also a collection of whisky and bourbon enthusiast sites with tasting notes, facts, histories, and other useful information


This is a very large site dedicated to all aspects of whisky - how it's produced, history, distilleries and brands, stockists and distributors. There is also a whisky store and books about whisky plus a whisky events calendar.

The Ultimate Whisky Index

Presented by the "Alternative Whisky Academy" in Denmark, there is a whisky lexicon, whisky encyclopedia, and an index of different whisky brands, with whisky pictures, whisky test notes and whisky information.

The Whisky Trail

Many of Scotland's distilleries were established on Speyside, among the northern foothills of the Grampian mountains. Eight of these distilleries and one cooperage (making the barrels for the whisky) have come together under the banner of 'The Malt Whisky Trail' to offer visitors to the area the opportunity to experience first-hand the history and the process behind the production of one of the world's greatest drinks. All the distilleries listed are open to the public and there are details of each distillery.

Top Ten Whisky Brands

A personal review of the best Scottish whisky brands and also covers reviews of the best Irish whiskey brands and the best whiskey gadgets. The table of top ten "Malt Whiskey" includes Japanesea and Irish varieties.


With a distillery in Clydebank, Auchentoshan is often referred to as "Glasgow's Malt Whisky" and has been producing whisky since the 1800's. They practice triple distillation, which is fairly uncommon in Scotland and results in a more delicate and sweet flavour.


The Bowmore Distillery is on Islay, and is one of 8 distilleries on an island with a population of just 3,000. Bowmore use floor-malted barley, oak casks, their peat fired kiln and fresh water from the Laggan river to make their whisky.


This is a destination guide to distilleries as well as a guide to scotch whisky, a shop, a gallery, free web based email and much more.


A nice site from the Glen of Tranquillity with a History of Glenmorangie and a Tour of the distillery.

Glen Garioch

Glen Garioch is one of the oldest distilleries still operational in Scotland, and has been making whisky in Oldmedrum, near Aberdeen, since 1797.

Glengoyne Whisky

Describes the creation and history of its whisky and has details of its visitor centre.

Inver House Distillers

Heather Cream Liquer is produced here as well as the specific Malts :

Chivas Regal

An unusual mixture for a premium brand whisky. A "Career Toolbox" in which Chivas Regal has gathered advice from respected career consultants - and they're at your disposal. Plus financial planning, entertainment - and a "Reality Check".... And there's a screen saver and entertainment too.

Glenturret Distillery

Information about Scotland's oldest distillery and its conference centre and visitor centre plus a voucher that entitles you to an additional free dram at the Tasting Bar. There are also on-site competitions, streaming videos and an online shop. And of course, the range of malt whiskies available.

Whyte and Mackay

The recipe for Whyte and Mackay fine Scotch whisky blend dates back to 1844, with over 40 of the finest malt and grain whiskies, the heart of which is the Dalmore Single Highland Malt. The site, with Macromedia Flash, is about the whisky, football, festivals and lots more.

Famous Grouse

The Web pages of this popular brand of blended whisky contains information not only on how whisky is made but also illustrations from their quirky bird advertisements. There are also details of the Scottish Rugby Union (sponsored by the company) and other products in the Mathew Gloag range. There is a list of quirky links too!

The Balvenie

There are details on The Balvenie malt whisky here plus facts and anecdotes and some humour - and a contest with a bottle of Balvenie as a prize.

Dalmore Single Highland Malt Whisky

Information on the ditillery and how the malt is made, plus pages on 12-year-old and 21-year-old whiskies and their 30 year old Cigar malt. There is also information on the auction of a 62-year-old Dalmore which sold for £25,877.50, a world record for one bottle of single malt.

Drambuie Fan Site

The "Fan Site" for the world famous Drambuie liqueur may well have been set up by someone connected with the company, but it does contain the history of the product, some of the company's adverts via YouTube, a selection of graphics and a good number of recipes using Drambuie.

The "Fan Site" is frankly a lot better than the Drambuie Official Site. After filling in your date of birth (nobody says you can't lie...) and waiting an interminable length of time (it runs through all the years of the products history) for the Flash site to download, visitors are treated to "The Legend of Darmbuie" and a history of the drink, a selection of recipes. When I last visited, the link to the US site produced a "Page Not Found" - maybe those in the UK are not allowed to see it?

Isle of Jura Scotch Whisky

This whisky has been reflecting the personality of this unspoiled jewel off Scotland's coast since 1810 and in addition to describing the distillery, the site also has notes on Jura itself.

Planet Whiskies This website aims to explain about the different kinds of whisky from the main whisky countries of the world and the types of whisky that are available. Of course, Scottish Single Malt, Blended and Grain whiskies are written about in detail, but this website is about all the different types of whisky that are available from around the world, including Irish, Welsh, Australian, American, Canadian and Japanese.

Tullibardine Scotch Whisky

Whyte & Mackay stopped production in 1994 at Tullibardine in Perthshire, near Gleneagles but it has started to come back on stream again. It will be another ten years before it will be available but the company are selling a limited number of individually numbered casks to investors and whisky aficionados. Some of the malt whisky made in 1993 is also being sold through up-market outlets. There are plans to build a tourism vistor centre at the site.

Cock o' the North Single Malt Whisky Liqueur

Made with Speyside single malt and the fruit of blaeberry, following a recipe known only to the Marquis of Huntly (Chief of the Gordon Clan) and his son, The Earl of Aboyne. The site also offers the Speyside malt and hampers which include such items as handmade Cock o' the North liqueur chocolates and fruitcake.

Whisky Facts and Figures

Whisky facts and history covering both malt and blended brands. Readers are invited to an "Online Whisky Tasting" where language used in whisky tasting is examined. Useful contributions earn their authors a free signed copy of a new book on whisky tasting! The history and nature of the following blended brands are covered in illustrated pages:

Scottish Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society "began as a group of friends who shared the price of a cask of fine malt whisky; only after many years did the syndicate open its doors wider".

Whisky Net

Within these pages you will find a wide selection of mail order drinks, including what is claimed to be the largest selection of whisky available on-line.

Whisky Shop

If all these descriptions of Scottish whisky have given you an appetite for the water of life then you can place an order, on-line, from a selection of 400 blended and malt whiskies.

Master of Malt

Selling over 250 different malts in bottle and miniature, plus how to order personalised labels with your own name on them.

Great Whiskies

This online whisky guide writes in great detail about a personal selection of 60 whiskies, covering where they are distilled, the type of water that is used to produce them as well as the taste of each of the whiskies and information to help you decide if you would like to try them. They are not necessarily the "best" whiskies in the world, but all are full of character and well worth a drink or two. Of course, you may find that your own favourite brand is not covered - with so many available these days, that's almost inevitable.

Whisky Rarities

Whisky Rarities is a small specialist company based in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, which makes available online rare and unusual whisky for collectors and connoisseurs. There is an eclectic selection of out-of-the-ordinary malts and blends including Cask-Strength, Dead Distilleries, Limited Editions, Single Malts, Vatted Malts, Deluxe Blends.

Whisky Mania

This site is only in German. It also has a quiz with a bottle of malt as a prize and a special culture section including a Burns Supper menu and recipes for Scotch Eggs and Mealie Pudding - all in German!

The Wine Experience

Wine tastings, wine appreciation classes and courses, corporate team building events, and hosted wine tasting and food and wine themed evenings in Scotland run by the president of The Institute of Wines and Spirits (Scotland). The presentations can be a stand-alone social event or a fun part of a dinner party and there are regular scheduled courses held in Linlithgow and Edinburgh.

Institute of Wines and Spirits (Scotland)

This is a group of trade and non-trade members seeking to expand their knowledge and appreciation of wine. They have three meetings before and three meetings after Christmas in both Edinburgh and Glasgow plus an Annual Dinner, a Wine Weekend and a Summer Lunch.

Caledonian Brewery

With all the Web pages on whisky it is easy to forget that there is a large brewing industry in Scotland too. Caledonian Brewery provides a history of the company, its brands of beer.

Heather Ale

It is claimed that heather ale has been produced since 2000 BC. The Web site gives some of this history and a list of suppliers - and how to brew it yourself.

Irn Bru and Tizer

Scotland's "other national drink" making a change from all those whisky pages. The official Barrs Irn Bru site includes lots of technology from animated GIF's to Shockwave and plug-ins (if you have the plug-ins). The Tizer site is bubbling over with colour and fun, including the Smelsoft Driver (Version 1.3) and a competition entitled TIZ and TIZN'T. Setting a can of Tizer free does not, unfortunately, result in you getting a free can! Not a mention of the company and its product (at least, not directly!)

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Where else would you like to go in Scotland?

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