speyside

Whisky Shop owner Mike Lord is clearly passionate about whisky, so when did that start? 'When I first drank it. My parents
Outside the distillery it's an idyllic rural scene. Birds are tweeting and flying around the dark stone buildings of the distillery, which was founded in 1824 by a whisky smuggler, John Cumming. In the green fields around, cows are contentedly munching.
Since the late forties, the family-owned Speyside Cooperage has been producing the finest casks from superior American Oak.
Nestling at the base of the mountain range Ben Rinnes, it lies on the Lour burn where it meets the River Spey and it's this soft spring water that runs through Aberlour.