|Lindores Abbey distillery|
Most of these new distilleries are small scale craft type operations, with quite a few set up by enthusiasts or farmers looking to diversify, although some large scale whisky distilleries have also been set up by the major producers. Some of the new small whisky distilleries have also incorporated a visitor centre right from the start of their operation, so visitors are able to see the production process, although not as yet taste the product.
I intend to visit as many of these new distilleries as I can in 2018, to check them out in order to assess whether they would be of interest to my tour clients. I'm pretty sure that it would be interesting for visitors, especially whisky enthusiasts, to compare an established distillery with one of the newer ones.