Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and gin business of Pernod Ricard, is opening the doors of its Longmorn and Allt a'Bhainne distilleries for visitor tours and tastings.

The tours, which will take place during August and September, will walk visitors through the malt making process, Chivas said today (10 July).

Commercial heritage director for Chivas Brothers, Douglas Callander, said: "Whisky enthusiasts visit Speyside from all over the world and are always keen to see working distilleries. The two distilleries, although very different in design and appearance, are both key to the production of Chivas Brothers Scotch whisky products."

The Longmorn distillery is situated in the plains of Laich of Moray while the Allt a'Bhainne distillery is located in the valley of Glennrinnes and is one of Scotland's newer distilleries.

The visits are restricted to one group of 16 visitors per week and tickets cost GBP10 (US$19.74) per person.