Aultmore is one of the few single malt whiskies to be rated top class. Yet it's so hard to find, it's known more by reputation than experience.
Head up into Speyside and pass through the dense clusters of better-known distilleries. Keep going, climbing north through the thick fog, above, along the Buckie Road.
As the trees subside, the Foggie Moss takes over, creeping on every side, damp from rain, flush with hugging grasses, gorse and heather.
The old railway once brought steam and noise and barley, and took away the spirit. Its empty tracks are still visible, running nowhere.
Sparsely populated, palpably isolated, it's easy to get lost and even easier to stay hidden.
Wrapped in its fog, deep in its gullies, illicit distillers built bothies and made whisky, out of sight of the excise men.
Now one distillery stands alone. The local secret.
For more than 100 years only a few knew to ask for a nip of the Buckie Road.