Break up your northern road trip with a hike and a dram
Take the twisty route north and tick the North Coast 500 off your bucket-list. Once you’ve rounded the headland and begun to trundle along our most northerly mainland coast you can take your your first distillery detour. Wolfburn, near Thurso, is one of Scotland’s newest distilleries but it is in fact a reincarnation of an old one using the same water source. The first casks matured in 2016 but its already winning awards.
As you head south towards Brora look out for Pultney and Clyenlish. Keep going on past the fairytale casle of Dunrobin and over the causeway to Glenmorangie. And finally to Teaninich near Alness. And if you still haven’t had enough detour to Glen Ord and arrive in Inverness via Beauly.