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Whiskey-Making in Scotland

Whisky is arguably what the world loves most about Scotland. Highlands distilleries get all the glory, but Lowlands single malts—dry, delicate, and much subtler than their knock-you-out upcountry cousins—are a perfect introduction to the drink. The region has only a handful of producers, among them Glenkinchie, outside Edinburgh, and Auchentoshan, near Glasgow (one of the few labels in Scotland using a triple distillation process, resulting in an exceptionally light and refined whisky).

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Inspired by: Making Scottish Single Malt Whisky — by Alexandra Marshall, Published Aug. 2007

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    Glenkinchie Distillery

     Scotland’s largest stills and a whisky-making exhibit, just outside Edinburgh; tours available.

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    Bladnoch Distillery

    Riverside outfit with a weekend Whisky School

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    Auchentoshan Distillery

     Producers of a rare triple-distilled whisky; tours available.

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    Bruichladdich Academy

    Three-day course at a seaside distillery on the Isle of Islay that also includes evening trips to the pub, live folk-music performances, and inform

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    Springbank Whisky School

    Weeklong program at a still-operating 1828 distillery in Campbelltown, a historic whisky town (it was home to more than 30 distilleries in its 19th

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    The Jura Fellowship

    Four-day course on one of Scotland's most remote islands (Jura is a two-hour ferry ride from the mainland town of Kennacraig). Students are housed

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