Scotch whisky still star attraction

SCOTLAND’S whisky distilleries attracted more visitors than ever during 2015, according to new figures from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Whisky barrels
The association reported that distillery visits increased 7% to 1.6 million between 2014 and 2015, having grown by more than 20% since 2010.
Total spend at distilleries last year was £50 million, up from £27m in 2010, with the majority of visitors coming from Scotland, the rest of the UK, Germany, the US and France.
SWA deputy chief executive Julie Hesketh-Laird said distilleries offer “high-quality and unique opportunities to visit the homes of some of Scotland’s most famous brands”.