Explore The Spirit Of The Isles
Embark on a whisky journey like no other.
Take a voyage of discovery to the whisky distilleries of Scotland’s wild Atlantic islands of Skye, Raasay, Harris and Jura.
An untamed island landscape forged on Scotland’s wild Atlantic coast where mountain meets ocean, the Hebrides have always had a special appeal for travellers.
Here islanders craft Hebridean whiskies imbued with a special elemental character. Now you can discover for yourself the unique Spirit of The Isles following the Hebridean Whisky Trail along this spectacular route by road and sea.
Visit our Distillery to experience an Island Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the making and enjoy a flavour of what will be Torabhaig.
Teangue, Sleat, Isle of Skye
IV44 8RE (view map >)
t: +44 (0) 1471 833 447
Peat, poetry and passion course through the stills of the Isle of Raasay Distillery. Here mountain water, sourced from the island’s complex, volcanic geology is distilled to produce a light, peaty whisky with a depth of character to match the ever-changing view of the Cuillins.
Visit the oldest working Distillery on the Isle of Skye and experience the beautiful landscape and intense and powerful flavours of Talisker.
Carbost, Isle of Skye
IV47 8SR (view map >)
t: 01478 614308
On the shores of East Loch Tarbert, Harris, lies the Isle of Harris Distillery. The future of our community is at the heart of everything we do as our team of local staff distil world class spirits and offer the very best of Island hospitality.
Tarbert, Isle of Harris, HS3 3DJ (view map>)
t: 01859 502212
Originally established in 1810, Jura Distillery was reborn in 1963 and with it a local community was revived. We could tell you all about it here, but nothing quite beats discovering the distillery’s island home for yourself. Jura Distillery welcome visitors all year round, but please book in advance if you would like to to join a tour.
Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Argyll, PA60 7XT (view map>)
t: +44 1496 820 385
Travel by road and sea through iconic island landscapes, where elements of ocean, mountain, Norse and Gaelic are distilled into whiskies of special character.
Here, a warm Hebridean welcome awaits you at four very different distilleries sharing one common trait: the passion to create the finest island single malt whisky.
Start your Hebridean whisky adventure on the Isle of Jura.
By air, flights operate daily from Glasgow International Airport via Loganair to the neighbouring island of Islay. Take the small car ferry at Port Askaig for the short crossing to the Isle of Jura.
By road, take the A83 west from Glasgow to Kennacraig to board the Caledonian Macbrayne mainland ferry to Islay. Drive east to Port Askaig for the short car ferry crossing to the Isle of Jura.
By bike and foot, independent travellers can reach Jura in under 4 hours from Glasgow, via scheduled bus service to Tayvallich and the Jura Passenger Ferry across to Craighouse on Jura.
Begin your Hebridean Whisky Trail journey in London!
Step aboard the Caledonian Sleeper overnight train to Glasgow, catch the Glasgow-Lochgilphead-Tayvallich bus along the scenic A83 through scenic Argyll, then board the passenger ferry to reach your Jura destination in just 12 hours!
Start your Hebridean whisky adventure in the Capital of the Highlands.
Well connected by national air, rail and road routes, Inverness is the perfect gateway to begin your Hebridean Whisky Trail adventure via two of the world’s most celebrated ‘bucket list’ road routes.
To the north, the world-renowned ‘North Coast 500’ cuts through the stunning Wester Ross mountain landscape then switches to the A890 to reach the shores of Loch Alsh looking across to the celebrated Skye Cuillin mountain ridges.
To the west, the A82 ‘Road to the Isles’ snakes past majestic Loch Ness through Glen Shiel to Kintail and its famous Eilean Donan Castle.
Both routes meet at Auchtertyre to cross the Skye Bridge which sweeps you up and over to the island homes of Torabhaig, Talisker and Raasay distilleries.
By rail, relax as you enjoy the views travelling along the scenic and historic Inverness – Kyle railway. The line cuts between remote Highland mountains beside Lochs Luichart and Carron before reaching the sea with magnificent views out to Skye and Raasay before terminating at Kyle of Lochalsh.
At Kyle, continue your journey by Citylink bus, hire car, taxi or bike to Talisker and Torabhaig Distilleries on Skye. For Raasay, travel north to Sconser ferry terminal for the 20-minute crossing by Calmac ferry.
Head to the north end of Skye and Uig ferry port to continue your journey to the Isle of Harris Distillery. Here you board the Calmac Uig to Tarbert ferry port which disembarks just half a mile from the distillery front door.
By air, direct flights operate daily from Edinburgh and Glasgow international airports to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. A scenic forty-mile route south over the Harris hills brings you to Harris distillery, situated right in the heart of the ferry port of Tarbert. After your visit to the distillery take in the famous golden sands of Luskentyre before boarding the Calmac Tarbert-Uig ferry across to the Isle of Skye.
By bike and foot, independent travellers have the option of catching the Citylink bus at Uig on Skye for onward travel to Raasay, Talisker and Torabhaig distilleries. Private hire cars can be arranged on the island and distillery minibus tours can be pre-booked.
With its scenic island ferry routes, Caledonian MacBrayne lets you plan your Hebridean Whisky Trail at your own pace, either in a vehicle or as a foot passenger. Relax onboard as you sail between distilleries and savour the spectacular mountain and sea views. Sailings are from Mallaig to Armadale, Sconser to Raasay and Uig to Tarbert.
Alternatively book all your journeys on one flexible Hopscotch™ ticket. These are valid for 31 days from the date of your first journey and can be used in either direction on your chosen route. For further information and how to book visit www.calmac.co.uk or call +44 (0) 0800 066 5000.
We recommend booking your tour tickets in advance ahead of your visit as tours can fill up quickly, particularly during the Summer season.
Isle of Jura Distillery
Isle of Skye – Isle of Raasay – Isle of Harris – Isle of Jura