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A new Hebridean Whisky Trail has been designed to take whisky wanderers on a tour of four different distilleries.

Raasay, Torabhaig and Talisker Distilleries are all featuring on the new 115-mile-long trail, along with the Isle of Harris Distillery.

Karen Betts, Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, will launch the trail on 15 August at an official opening ceremony taking place at Raasay Distillery. Alasdair Day, co-founder of Raasay Distillery, comments: “The Hebridean Whisky Trail offers an opportunity for visitors to experience the rich culture, provenance and landscape of three of the Scotland's Hebridean Islands; Harris, Raasay and Skye while visiting four very different Scotch Whisky distilleries.”

Set amidst some of Scotland’s most scenic sea and mountain locations, each distillery has its own distinctive character and atmosphere. From the oldest, Talisker, founded in 1830, to the youngest, Isle of Raasay which began production in 2017, all four have unique stories and approaches to the craft of making whisky.

The new trail can be enjoyed by road or by sea with three Calmac ferry crossings linking the destinations, as well as yacht berthing facilities near to each distillery.

Organisers say the Hebridean Whisky Trail will offer whisky pilgrims and touring visitors another reason to explore the majestic Hebridean islands.

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