A HISTORIC Scottish distillery has unveiled the first look at its newly transformed visitor centre.

Nestled on the banks of the Dornoch Firth since 1843, the Glenmorangie Distillery is a must for many whisky lovers touring the Highlands from all over the globe.

It has now restored the distillery’s tasting rooms, museum and boutique to showcase its approach to whisky-making as well as revealing a new range of tours and tastings.

The National: The distillery has unveiled a look at its new visitor centre.

Thousands of visitors are welcomed to the site each year to trace the journey of its single malt and to meet the imaginative whisky makers.

New enhancements to the distillery include:

  • Tasting rooms – these have been restyled to reflect the woodland that surrounds the distillery’s water source.
  • Retail boutique – The shop has also been remodelled to showcase the distillery’s popular single malt as well as rarer exclusive whiskies.
  • Museum – The restyled museums leads visitors through the story of Glenmorangie since its beginnings 180 years ago.
  • Marquee – A new outdoor space, set to arrive by late spring, will provide a new area for hosting evening and special events.

Glenmorangie president and CEO Caspar MacRae said: “These bold enhancements to our visitor experience make the Glenmorangie Distillery an even more delicious destination for visitors from across the globe.

The National: Several areas of the distillery have been revamped. 

“We look forward to welcoming whisky lovers old and new to explore our beautiful Highland surroundings, meet our crackerjack crew of whisky makers and taste our wondrous single malt.”

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The National: The centre will guide people through the history of the whisky.

The new centre has been brought to life by Russel Sage Studio, who commented: “The distillery is a very special place in the Glenmorangie story and home to its wonderful world of whisky making.“Our vision was to respect and retain the history and patina of the place, while reinterpreting that story through a contemporary Glenmorangie lens.

“We aimed to transform the current spaces with the same playful imagination and innovation for which Glenmorangie is known and loved, creating rooms of joy and inspiration, to surprise and delight all who visit.”