Cairngorm Brewery, Aviemore

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#4 of 13 in Breweries in Scottish Highlands
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  • We drove up from Edinburgh, the staff were welcoming and friendly on arrival. Bruce, our tour guide, is great at judging the crowd and delivering s personalised tour. As an example, we were joined hal...  more »
  • I really enjoyed the tour around the brewery and our guide, Malky, was a great laugh. The tasting session at the end was really generous and we had at least one sample from every beer in their range. ...  more »
  • Made a trip to the cairngorm brewery on our way up to Inverness. Booked the tour in advance which was really superb.. The host Bruce was brilliant, had some great stories!  more »
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  • I am a pilot from the U.S. (Portland, a city with a lot of breweries) and love to visit local breweries wherever I travel to. My wife and I toured all over Scotland for our honeymoon and we planned on stopping by the occasional local brewery between castles, distilleries (for her), and hikes. Unfortunately, with our event-packed day we arrived here 10 minutes before they closed. That was just enough time to buy 6 different bottled beers and hit the road once again. We have been drinking those beers for the last couple days and they are AMAZING! This is one of those times where you wish you could give a place 6 stars. The beer is very high quality and exactly to my preferences. I have been to A LOT of breweries, and I would easily put the beer from this brewery in my top 10, maybe even top 5. I am currently near Loch Ness drinking their "Nessie's Monster Mash." Pretty awesome!
  • Found this place by accident, but very interesting experience, lots of samples and great explanation of how the beer is made, came away having purchased several crates of beer, but the good thing is that you can buy it all online
  • The tour is worth 5pounds. The staff explains how to make the beers and shows us the ingredients and final products. Then we go to the room where the beers are made (and have a "sniff"). Finally we can taste almost all the beers from the shop (generously for tasting). Plan an hour in total, and enjoy!
  • Bruce was a fantastic tour guide and his stories are incredibly entertaining. Getting to sample all that was on offer was a great way to see what you like, naturally picked up a few to take home.
  • Enjoyed the "black gold" stout as one of the very best I've ever tasted. Full dark and creamy top. Caramel bittersweet base flavor and great after taste as well with hints of honey and sugar. Love it...

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Aviemore is a resort area inside the Glenmore Forest Park protected area. Most lodging, both hotel chains and major resorts, are concentrated around the town's main road and the River Spey. Consider a B&B or guesthouse slightly deeper in the park from Aviemore. These offer luxury stays among what feels like untouched natural scenery.
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