Nestled on the unspoiled shores of the Dornoch Firth, and the golden barley fields of Ross-shire, you will find the Glenmorangie Distillery. Known as the “valley of tranquillity” in Scots Gaelic. Glenmorangie distils its whisky in Scotland’s tallest stills and uses traditional casks cut from 100-year-old oaks. Creating a spirit with a soft yet rich finish. The distillery offers whisky tours where you can meet the distillers, hear historic tales from your guide and see where the gold stuff is made. And at less than an hour’s drive from Ness Walk Hotel, it makes for a great day out for our guests.
Stills as tall as a giraffe!
Glenmorangie Distillery, founded in 1843, is known for using the tallest copper stills in Scotland. The neck of the still is measured at 5.14 metres, which is as tall as an adult male giraffe. This extra space creates a fast-maturing, smooth and delicate whisky. Therefore giving it the light, subtle taste that Glenmorangie is known for. It is also a unique sight to behold, as the stills look very different from others you may have seen in other Scottish distilleries.
Visitor Centre and Tours
The Glenmorangie Distillery Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week and offers a selection of experiences. From the Original Tour to the more in-depth and experimental Innovation Tour. So you’ll get to see the famous tall stills for yourself and discover just how this popular brand of single malt whisky is produced.
You can find out more about visiting Glenmorangie Distillery and book a tour on their website.
At Ness Walk Hotel, we can help you plan a Highland whisky tour to remember. Simply contact us before or during your stay. Our concierge team can book distillery tours for you, and also help with directions or arrange transportation. What’s more, we can organise a full itinerary, bespoke to your likes and interests. So whatever you need, please don’t hesitate to ask.. Discover More