Interactive UK & Ireland Whisky/Whiskey Distillery Map
Here you’ll find all of the whisky/whiskey distilleries (that we know of!) currently operating in the UK and Ireland. Find whiskey distilleries near you and the best whisky distilleries to visit. The map shows every whisky distillery in the UK and Ireland that can be visited by both whisky specialists and novices.
Note: The map is best viewed maximised on larger screens, due to the amount of data in some areas. We are constantly adding to the map, if you know a distillery not included, get in touch with details!
Whisky facts from The Scotch Whisky Association
- 40 bottles (70cl @40% ABV) of Scotch Whisky are shipped from Scotland to 180 markets around the world each second, totalling over 1.1bn every year
- Laid end to end those bottles would stretch about 342,000kms – that’s 90% of the distance to the moon!
- In 2020, Scotch Whisky exports were worth £3.8bn (down from £4.9bn in 2019)
- In 2020, Scotch Whisky accounted for 75% of Scottish food and drink exports, 21% of all UK food and drink exports, and 1.4% of all UK goods exports
- The Scotch Whisky industry provides £5.5bn in gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy
- More than 11,000 people are directly employed in the Scotch Whisky industry in Scotland and over 42,000 jobs across the UK are supported by the industry
- 7,000 of these jobs in rural areas of Scotland providing vital employment and investment to communities across the Highlands and Islands
- Around 90% of barley requirements of the industry are sourced in Scotland
- In 2019, there was 2.2 million visits to Scotch Whisky distilleries, making the industry the third most popular tourist attraction in Scotland
- Some 22 million casks lie maturing in warehouses in Scotland waiting to be discovered
- To be called Scotch Whisky, the spirit must mature in oak casks in Scotland for at least 3 years
- There are currently 137 operating Scotch Whisky distilleries across Scotland
All figures relate to Jan-Dec 2021 unless stated.Whiskey icons created by Freepik – Flaticon