VISIT THE DISTILLERY
The chance to explore The Dalmore Distillery is almost as special as the single malt whisky we create there.
Those fortunate enough to visit the distillery, on the shore of the Cromarty Firth in the spectacular Highlands of Scotland, can behold the buildings and warehouses that have stood since 1839. The whole experience will be a rare insight into the skill, expertise and craft that goes into each precious drop of The Dalmore.
Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Highlands, Alness Golf Club is a beautifully situated 18-hole golf course that has seen many new developments to the course.
It was extended to an 18-hole course in 1997 and prides itself on offering no two holes that are alike. Not a long course, but tight and the small greens can test and promote skilful approach shots. The new clubhouse was officially opened in 2000 and offers all facilities.
The River Alness (also known as the Averon) is one of the most picturesque salmon rivers in the Highlands, running for just 11 miles from Loch Morie into the Cromarty Firth, with a drop of 600ft. The steep descent provides for a multitude of fast flowing pools, and stunning and varied scenery throughout the beats.
The salmon fishing on the River Alness is owned or controlled by several parties, though Novar Estate own the majority, which is split into 2 different stretches of water. The Novar Fishings comprises 6½miles of double-banked salmon fishing, split into 6 rotating beats which are all fished during a week’s fishing, though shorter lets are also available.
The River Alness typically produces rod catches of 500-600 salmon & grilse per year of which about two thirds are caught on the Novar waters. The Alness is a hunter’s river;‘rivercraft’and persistence are generally rewarded, and long casting rarely needed. Beginners can do particularly well here, and there are typically 10-20 ‘first salmon’caught annually on Novar.
The monument was built in 1782 atop Fyrish Hill near Alness, by Sir Hector Munro, the 8th Earl of Novar (1726-1805). Sir Hector had served with the British army in India, where he captured the port of Madras from the Dutch after a siege lasting 4 weeks. After his military service ended, he retired to Novar House near Evanton. Munro wanted a monument modelled on the Gate of Negapatam in Madras.
Chanonry Point is one of the best spots in the UK to view Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus from the land. The dolphins are often visible off Chanonry point, particularly on an incoming tide when they play and fish in the strong currents.