Investment boosts Scotch whisky tourism

Scotch whisky tourism reached record numbers in 2018 as two million people visited distilleries across Scotland. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) compiled the figures as part of its annual survey, which found visitor numbers have risen to 2,004,745 – representing a 6.1% year-on-year rise. The increase in visitor numbers at distilleries across Scotland represents a 56% growth in the popularity of Scotch distilleries since 2010. Results from the SWA’s 2018 survey also revealed that spending…

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GlenWyvis to open Loch Ness Whisky Experience

Dingwall-based GlenWyvis Distillery is partnering with Scottish hospitality operator Cobbs to open a visitor centre focused on the history of illicit distilling in Scotland. The Loch Ness Whisky Experience will open alongside the Cobbs-owned Loch Ness Lodge and Loch Ness Clansman Hotel, and will include an interactive display and retail space. GlenWyvis founder and managing director John Mckenzie said: “This opportunity has come at the perfect time for GlenWyvis. It will give us access to…

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