Roll Out the Barrels

As vineyard tours are to France or brewery visits are to Germany, so "whisky trails" are to Scotland, connecting around 90 distilleries from the internationally famous to the delightfully obscure, and giving visitors a glimpse at centuries of whiskymaking history. Their growing popularity has prompted some Scottish distilleries to open slick tourist centers, complete with interactive exhibits and branded merchandise for saleóbut it can be just as much fun to turn up at a distillery where no concessions are made to visitors beyond an impromptu tour of the production facilities and a quick dram with the stillman. Either way, you'll have...

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