Crafting the taste of Glenmorangie is entrusted to the care of 16 people known as the “Sixteen Men of Tain”–some have names that are fitting to the jobs in the alcohol business, such as warehouseman Jocky Stout. Visitors can learn about the entire distillation process, as well as the selection of the barrels, which come from oak trees in the Ozarks. The barrels are then loaned to the Heaven Hill Bourbon distillery until reclaimed by Glenmorangie. The on-site inn, Glenmorangie House, is also worth a stop. From the outside, it looks like a typical Highlands mansion, but inside the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. Entry-£ 5 per person Tasting notes: ” Smooth malt with a gentle salty note, complemented by fruits and spices”
Has a stunning setting beside a west Skye sea loch. Visitors can taste their whiskies in a vaulted barrel room, surrounded by handsome oak containers holding whisky which will sit for decades before it’s enjoyed Tasting notes ” Highly complex & unconventional whisky. Peppery flavour adds to its warming spiciness, it explodes on the palate”
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
The Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, the most westerly point on the British Mainland is another tourist attraction. The tower itself and the visitor centre was closed until Easter but one could still access the viewing platform by the Foghorn which offers a good view of the Isles. During the summer months, when the tower is open, it is possible to climb till the top for more spectacular views. It's also a well known Whale and Dolphin spotting area, although we weren't lucky enough to spot any of them. And for Sunset lovers like me, it offers a dreamy landscape as the Sun slowly seems to dissolve into the Atlantic.