I both made it to the distilleries and back down to the other end of the country.
Walking to Clynelish took 30 minutes at a leisurely pace and I had a pavement to walk on almost the entire way (all the way along the A9, which saved me going under a lorry). On the way back I managed to miss the bakery and their stocks of Capaldi's ice cream (which I have been informed are excellent) but did stop into the Sutherland Inn, where Leon has an excellent whisky selection. Unfortunately the train south was running late and I missed my connection, but they found me a spot on the London sleeper train for a couple of stops to Aviemore so I didn't end up sleeping on the streets of Inverness.
Glen Moray was equally as easy to get to - pavements and walking through quiet residential streets until the distillery suddenly appears around a corner. Stopping off a Gordon & Macphail on the way was also a good plan. G&M is about 10 minutes from the station, Glen Moray 30 minutes from either.
I was meant to go to Dalmore, which looks like an easy walk, but didn't get up in time. I was driven past Glen Ord which showed also that it wasn't quite as easy to get to as I hoped. I did go for a wander around Inverness, stopping at the sites of Millburn, Glen Albyn and Glen Mhor. The B&Q that replaced Glen Albyn is closed has been closed for a while.
I'm now planning a trip involving Auchentoshan, Oban, Talisker, Ben Nevis and Ord/Dalmore by train and bus...