Ian Chapman is a director of Gordon & MacPhail and of the Malt Whisky Trail. Gordon & MacPhail own the Benromach distillery.

Scotch has become a multi-billion pound, global phenomenon.

It evokes so much passion that it has become its own world with magazines, websites, blogs, books and festivals from San Francisco to here at home in Speyside where we also host a global icon, the world’s only Malt Whisky Trail.

Over the past few years myself and colleagues  from the nine partner sites on The Trail – The Glenlivet, Glen Grant, Strathisla, GlenfiddichCardhu, Benromach, Glen MorayDallas Dhu and Speyside Cooperage – have come together to help make this ultimate Scotch experience, even better.

I hope you enjoy this new site, and reading this is the first part of planning your journey of coming to visit us.

As a Director of Gordon and MacPhail, a long-established family whisky business, we bottle over 300 expressions of single malt Scotch Whisky from distilleries throughout Scotland and also have a distillery of our own, Benromach in Forres, which features on The Trail. Drawing upon generations of expertise in the whisky industry, Benromach was carefully and painstakingly re-equipped ready to recommence operation in 1998.

Just three experienced distillers create Benromach using the finest Scottish barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach Hills. At Benromach, we handcraft our single malt whisky and make it slowly, the time-honoured way.

Today sees the fourth generation of Gordon MacPhail continue the family tradition and support the company as it moves into a fast-paced, technology driven 21st century. Using that technology, you can now connect with The Trail and plan to visit our distillery Benromach, in new and better ways,

To quote an old Gordon and MacPhail family saying:


“The future is shaped by what we do today. Today reveals what we did
in the past.”

Scottish families have long memories. What we hope we can offer as part of The Malt Whisky Trail is help make memories that last a lifetime enjoying all that Speyside has to offer, for yourself, your family, for generations to come, from all parts of the world.