Scotland’s New Whisky Trail Takes You to Some of Its Most Stunning Remote Islands (Video)
The new Hebridean Whisky Trail, unveiled this month, takes travelers to different distilleries along the country's northern coast on the remote Hebrides islands.
The trail includes three of the Hebrides: the Isle of Skye, Raasay, and Harris.
The Isle of Skye is known for its dramatic scenery, with striking cliffs dotted by ancient castles.
Villages on the island have quaint eateries and pubs, and the distilleries include the Talisker, built in 1830. The distillery is set on the shores of Loch Harport, and the views of the Cuillin mountain range pair well with the sweet and full-bodied single malts. Additional distilleries on the Isle of Skye include Torabhaig, where you can see the island’s process for single-malt scotch whisky.
Raasay is a hiker's paradise with woodland trails, dismantled railway lines, and open moorlands and coastal paths. The Isle of Raasay distillery uses mountain water from the island’s volcanic terrain to create a peaty whisky.
The final island on the trail, Harris, features beaches and wool workshops — and the Isle of Harris Distillery.
Travelers can embark on the Hebridean Whisky Trail either by road or by sea.
If all of that isn't enough, Scotland also has the Malt Whisky Trail, featuring seven distillers in the region of Speyside.