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The Cairn Distillery overlooking river Spey awarded five star visitor status

By Chris Saunderson

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ONE of the newest distilleries in Scotland has been awarded five star visitor status.

The distillery is located in the countryside near Grantown.
The distillery is located in the countryside near Grantown.

The Cairn Distillery, built and owned by Elgin-based family business, Gordon and MacPhail, is located near to Grantown.

The team at VisitScotland were particularly impressed by the welcome and attentiveness of staff, the tour, and the overall experience.

Visitors can enjoy one of three different tours, The Explorer, The Adventurer and The Voyager.

Each tour culminates in a whisky tasting in The Discovery Room. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the room provides a stunning backdrop for visitors.

Locally-sourced Scottish food is also served in The Gathering.

Susan Colville, senior visitor experience manager, said: "To be recognised as one of the top visitor attractions in the country by being awarded five stars by Visit Scotland in our first operational year having opened in 2022 is a fantastic achievement."

"Having secured such a beautiful location overlooking the river Spey, we wanted to ensure the distillery complements the majesty of the landscape, every detail of the distillery has been considered to create a remarkable structure that is reflective of its environment.

Visits can be booked at thecairndistillery.com

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