A glass of whisky being poured

Restaurants Inverness and Loch Ness

A steaming pot in a whisky distillery during distillation process

Whisky Distilleries in Inverness and Loch Ness

If you like your whisky, you can’t come here without visiting one of our whisky distilleries in Scotland. Here, you can sample or purchase this famous tasty tipple. We have a choice of local distilleries in and near Inverness. So, take a guided tour and learn about the history of Scottish whisky, famously known as Scotch.

Book a Tour with Experts from Whisky Distilleries in Scotland

You can book a tour with workers and experience the different stages of the whisky-making process. Then, at some distilleries, you’ll have the chance for you to fill your own bottle straight from the cask. Each distillery produces whisky in their own unique way, and you’ll find a visit fascinating and informative. Just don’t forget to book a taxi for the return journey!

Sustainable Distilleries

Whisky is made from fermented grain mash and a variety of grains, and aged in wooden casks. It has been a firm favourite tipple in many pubs, restaurants, hotels and homes over the centuries. Now, thanks to the introduction of biomass boilers, some of the distilleries have also become more sustainable and energy-efficient. Therefore, this is great for protecting the beautiful surrounding natural environment.

Bars and Guided Tours

Many whiskies produced from the distilleries around Inverness and Loch Ness can be sampled in the local pubs and bars. You’ll even find them in bars across Scotland and throughout the world. So, book a guided whisky tour at our Scottish distilleries across Inverness and Loch Ness.

Whisky from Underground Springs

Some of the whisky distilleries in Scotland, like Glenmorangie distiller, produce whisky from their own water source or underground springs. Others are located in remote places near Inverness including the Monadhliath Mountains or Black Isle. Visit one of our fascinating whisky distilleries near Inverness and Loch Ness and enjoy an authentic taste of Scotland

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Featured Restaurants

Rocpool Restaurant

This buzzy contemporary brasserie operation capitalises on its corner site on the banks of the River Ness, with sweeping windows on two sides to open up floodlit views of the river and castle at night.


Established in April 1993 by local businessman Henry Dow, Dow’s Bar & Restaurant, or Bar & Bistro as it is now known, has been a firm favourite among locals and visitors to Inverness for over 20 years!


Find us at the big Tesco Extra Eastfield Way/Nairn Road with great outdoor seating out the front.

Table Manors at Achnagairn Castle

New for 2016 - Table Manors Restaurant at Achnagairn Castle! Boasting award winning chefs, and both a bistro and fine-dining menu, Table Manors serves traditional Scottish food with flair.

Gun Lodge Hotel

A full A la Carte Menu offering a wide range of dining options is available in addition to our extremely popular bar food prepared by our catering team - all available in a relaxing atmosphere in our cosy restaurant.