Scotland in autumn

Anyone who has taken time out from city life to explore Scotland in autumn knows that without doubt, it’s one of the most beautiful times of year. Between September and November each year, Scotland’s diverse countryside and cooler climate result in some incredible colours from the trees, the sunsets and the bodies of water that run through and around the landscape.

Earlier this year, we asked the Scotch whisky distilleries we work with to send us their photos from the snow days that Scotland experienced in March and April – you can see them here. So, when we asked the distilleries for their autumnal photos, we knew they wouldn’t disappoint! Take a look below for some stunning examples of Scotland in the fall…


Glenkinchie Distillery was looking incredible in last week’s late autumn sunshine…


Last year, one of our team took some great photos during a bright cold day in October at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery

Blair Athol distillery always looks incredible, particularly due to the blanket of thick climbing foliage across its famous stillhouse.

Sat on the Speyside border, Tomatin Distillery is surrounded by sweeping hillsides, making for some pretty spectacular sky and landscape shots.

Glenturret Distillery’s golden trees were looking particularly special over the weekend.

Glenturret distillery exterior (credit and copyright: Glenturret distillery)
Glenturret distillery exterior (credit and copyright: Glenturret distillery)


A spell of good weather in Speyside gave the Glen Grant distillery team a chance to take these photos from the grounds and woodlands that surround the distillery just outside Rothes.

Benromach distillery’s iconic redbrick chimney was a perfect match for the red-leafed trees that surround the distillery’s visitor centre…

Benromach Autumn 2018

The team from Aberlour Distillery captured these beautiful shots of the Lour Burn, just adjacent to the distillery itself, and the famous River Spey less than 300m away.

Glenfarclas Distillery have been busy capturing some moody Speyside skies…

Glenfarclas Distillery (credit and copyright: Glenfarclas distillery_)
Glenfarclas Distillery (credit and copyright: Glenfarclas distillery)

…While Strathisla Distillery was showing off its blue skies and autumnal colours.


Caol Ila Distillery, which sits on the water overlooking the Paps of Jura on the east side of the island of Islay, was looking coldly stunning last week, as the sea reflected the chilly blue of the autumn skies.

Caol Ila

And lastly, here are a couple of distilleries having fun with the Halloween theme!

Have you been lucky enough to go exploring the distilleries of Scotland this autumn? Show us your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we’d love to hear from you!

Check out last week’s blog post on Edinburgh in the autumn, featuring photos from the Scotch Whisky Experience team as they explored the city.

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