Visitors to Scotland will soon have a new way to explore both the country’s famous whisky and the remote northern islands. The new Hebridean Whisky Trail connects four island distilleries across the Scottish islands.

The trail covers the islands of Skye, Raasay and Harris over 186 kilometres. The Hebrides are located off Scotland’s northern coast and are filled with some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. The new Hebridean Whisky Trail also allows whisky lovers to explore some of the most famous spots in the Hebrides. These include the mountains of Skye and the white beaches of Harris, combining them with the region’s top distilleries.

Hebridean Whisky Trail Talisker
The old Talisker Whisky Distillery. (Image by Hebridean Whisky Trail)

The four distilleries that are a part of this trail are the Isle of Raasay Distillery, Torabhaig Distillery, Talisker Distillery and the Isle of Harris Distillery. They also offer a great variety in history. From the Talisker being founded back in 1830, and the Isle of Raasay which opened in 2017, all have unique stories to tell.

Explore the remote northern islands of Scotland with the Hebridean Whisky Trail

The trail, which opened on 15 August, is connected by both road and sea. Visitors can use the three Calmac ferry crossings that link these destinations. Or they can also drive across the various bridges that connect the islands.

Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry
Visitors can use ferries to access the remote islands of the Hebrides

The Hebridean Whisky Trail was launched with an official opening ceremony at Raasay Distillery. The distillery’s co-founder, Alasdair Day, has said that “The Hebridean Whisky Trail offers an opportunity for visitors to experience the rich culture, provenance and landscape of three of Scotland’s Hebridean Islands; Harris, Raasay and Skye while visiting four very different Scotch Whisky distilleries.”

Scotch enthusiasts will know that there are various differed regions of production. Each has unique characteristics, such as like the Highlands, Islay, Speyside and more. The new trail in the Hebrides joins the long-established Speyside Malt Whisky Trail connecting the distilleries in Moray. You can find out more about the Hebridean Whisky Trail at their official website.

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