Glen Ord Distillery, in Ross-shire has reported visitor numbers growing by six per cent in the last year, according to figures released by parent company Diageo.
The figures were released last week by Scottish tourism minister Fergus Ewing MSP, and showed growth of 14% over Diageo’s distilleries as a whole.
Glen Ord welcomed 20,180 guests through their doors in the 12 months to the end of June this year.
Visitor centre manager, Heather Miller, was quoted in the Ross-shire Journal as saying: “We are adding around a thousand visitors each year and that is a real testament to the growing interest in the Glen Ord brand and the way in which everyone involved at the visitor centre is focused on ensuring that the experience we offer tourists lives up to the superb quality of the whisky we produce at the distillery.
“Scotch whisky is increasingly popular around the world and that means we are seeing more people who are keen to come to Scotland and see where our wonderful product is made.
“We are working harder than ever to ensure we give them a great experience and that we contribute positively to the wider Highland tourist economy.”