The Smugglers Trail

The Smugglers Trail

As part of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, we trekked 11 km (nearly 7 miles) through rugged bogs and marshes galore in honor of the whisky smugglers of yesteryear. Smugglers such as Robbie MacPherson (our trail’s namesake) used to distill illicit whisky out of sight of excisemen, in mini stills like the Sma’ Still, as shown in my distillery tour. A dram of whisky never tasted so good as it did atop a 570 meter (1870 feet) summit. Check out some of the breathtaking scenery in the 45 second video above.

Special thanks to Andrea for lending me her hiking shoes.