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Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochaber (Credit: Ben Nevis Distillery/Innes)
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In Focus: Ben Nevis Distillery

By Hazel Currie

Hazel Currie
Image provided by Smartify

This audio forms part of a series of audio interviews conducted in 2022 by Smartify as part of the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. Listen and discover the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands through the eyes of the people who live, work and visit here.

In our 'In Focus' audio mini-series, take a closer look into a wide range of topics spanning the vast natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands and Islands. In this edition of 'In Focus', join Hazel Currie as she takes us behind the scenes at Ben Nevis Distillery and their unique production process behind the creation of Scotland's most iconic drink, whisky - uiseag beatha.

Scotland is a bit rugged, you know, you come here and it's not perfect - we've got bad weather most of the time and everyone is a little bit rough inside but we're happy as well. I think that roughness, people appreciate that because it's raw and it's's a little bit more of an experience to drink Scotch and I think that's maybe why people enjoy it.