Edinvillie in the Heart of Malt Whisky Country
Speyside is home to almost fifty distilleries and, according to those in the know, that's more than half of
ALL of the distilleries in the whole of Scotland and Edinvillie sits, surrounded by such whisky giants as:-
Aberlour, Benrinnes, Glenfarclas, The Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glendullan, The Macallan, Benromach, Kininvie, Cardhu, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Glendronach, Strathisla, The Balvenie, Mortlach.
Nearby Dufftown hosts the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival twice a year and attracts visitors from all over the globe, with many distilleries, not normally open to the public, opening their doors, allowing visitors an exclusive insight to their workings.
For further information on the distilleries & the Speyside Whisky Festival please use the links below.
Aberlour 10year old Single Malt Whisky is the best selling Malt Whisky in France. Glen Grant is the top selling whisky (including blended) in Italy. Cardhu is the best selling Malt Whisky in Spain, the most popular malt whisky in the US is The Glenlivet The Glenlivet was the first single malt to be exported to the US when Prohibition ended in 1934.
11,000 people are directly employed by the Scotch Whisky industry. An additional 60,000 people are indirectly employed. 3,300 rural jobs in Scotland rely on Scotch Whisky production. The value of Scotch whisky exports surged by 22% in the first six months of the year, with the equivalent of 570m bottles of whisky sold overseas after sales soared in Asia and South America. Foreign shipments of blended and malt whisky were worth £1.8bn, compared with £1.47bn in the first half of 2010. The whisky sales account for almost 25% of all food and drink exports from the UK and a staggering 90% of all whisky sales are to the export market but did you know that 77% of the cost of a bottle of whisky sold in the UK is tax!
Diageo unveiled its new £40 million distillery at Roseisle, the distillery is the first malt distillery of scale to be opened in Scotland in over 30 years and has been built in response to demand for Scotch whisky brands such as Johnnie Walker and Buchananís around the world.
The award-winning distillery combines centuries of accumulated distilling knowledge and expertise with cutting-edge design and green technology to produce quality spirit for Diageoís brands. The £40 million investment in Roseisle is part of the £600 million invested by Diageo in Scotland over the past six fiscal years and is focused on building high quality capacity to meet growing international demand for Diageoís iconic brands.
The Balvenie is the only distillery that still grows its own barley, malts in its own floor maltings, still employs its own Coopers to tend the casks & still has its own Coppersmith to maintain the stills.
Glenfarclas is currently owned and managed by the 5th and 6th generation of the Grant family, the distillery is one of only a handful that are truly independent family run businesses.