Walkers Shortbread has always called the Scottish Highlands home. For more than a century, the Walkers family has managed baking operations in the rolling northern hills of Speyside, Scotland. Unlike brands that outsource production or move operations to better suit their bottom line, Walkers is dedicated to preserving the quality and heritage that Joseph Walker began in 1898. Every morsel of Walkers Shortbread shipped around the world originates in Walkers Shortbread’s Speyside home in the village of Aberlour.
Food and Drink of Speyside
Speyside is a striking coastal region with the Spey River running through, which can be enjoyed on foot through meandering walking paths and old ornate bridges. One of the iconic paths in the region is the 80-mile Speyside Way. The natural beauty of the region attracts visitors to wander and camp throughout the area. Time spent outdoors often builds an appetite, and thirst. While Speyside is Walkers Shortbread’s home, it’s also Scotland’s Malt Whisky Capital! At the same time all of our products are being baked in the Walkers factory before shipment worldwide, special spirits are distilled nearby. A few dozen distilleries are nestled around the hills, valleys and bucolic riverside.
Families of Walkers Shortbread
Today, Walkers remains a family-owned company, and many personnel are relatives or descendants of the original Aberlour staff. Speyside continues to be a special place for all the families connected to Walkers Shortbread, and for tourists too. While the Walkers Shortbread factory is not open to tours, the original Walkers shop is open to visitors and Speyside offers distillery tours, walking tours, auto touring, and more.
Visit Aberlour and Speyside
Curious to learn more about Walkers Shortbread’s home? Our colleagues in Scotland explain the charm and history of our hometown in “All About Speyside.” The post delves into more details about Speyside’s walks, distilleries (including Glenfiddich), and hotels. If you or someone you know is planning a trip to Speyside, bookmark the post! Then pack some Walkers Shortbread to ‘eat local’ when you’re there.