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Dalwhinnie Distillery

| Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA, Scotland
+44 1540 672219
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Distillery tour.

Fantastic tour, excellent tour guide, usually £12 per tour but while we were there it was free, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting visit

We went here on our first day of holidays to learn more about whisky and how it's made. The tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Dalwhinnie Distillery is a VisitScotland five star attraction and the home to a famous Highland Single Malt Whisky renowned for its gentle flavours accentuated with notes of heather honey, citrus, vanilla and sweet malt. The site of the distillery was chosen for its access to clear spring water and abundant peat from the surrounding bogs. Set in splendid mountain scenery at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland at 1164 feet above sea level. The name Dalwhinnie is derived from the Gaelic language, meaning ‘meeting place’, referring to the meeting of ancient cattle drovers' routes through the mountains. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the distillery (Dalwhinnie has been awarded “Best Distillery Tour 2017” by Drinks International so it’s always best to book ahead) - the tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and offers visitors a detailed explanation of the traditional art of malt whisky distilling. At the conclusion of the tour each adult is offered a complimentary dram of whisky with a matching handmade chocolate, a souvenir tasting glass, and a discount voucher which can be redeemed in the distillery shop. The whisky and chocolate matching theme is carried forward with the availability of a selection of tasting flights matching the finest single malt whiskies with the superlative artisanal chocolates of Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier. These flights are served in the tasting area on a bespoke tray and a member of the team will describe the best way to enjoy the whiskies and chocolate before leaving you to enjoy at your leisure. And visitors who have no time for either a tour or tasting are most welcome to relax in the visitor centre, watch a short DVD, or browse an extensive selection of fine malt whiskies on sale. Dalwhinnie is 1.5 hours south of Inverness on the A9, 2 hours north of Edinburgh on the A9 and 1 hour east of Fort William on the A86 and A82. Located close to the A9 and A86, its central location makes it a great base for exploring other single malt distilleries and is only a short drive away from Aviemore, Pitlochry and Fort William.
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| Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA, Scotland
+44 1540 672219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic tour, excellent tour guide, usually £12 per tour but while we were there it was free, we got 2 whisky tasters, chocolates and even got to keep the "dram glass" which was a lovely momento. My husband decided to upgrade to the 4 whisky...More

Thank Linda26fawcett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on our first day of holidays to learn more about whisky and how it's made. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was very kind waiting while I was translating what she was saying for the rest of the group. We tasted...More

Thank danjc88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative tour guide and we got the chance to see each part of this functioning distillery. The whisky was also great. Highly recommended.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Fort William over the weekend and decided to visit this distillery, after finding a flyer which advertised free distillery tours throughout the winter. We weren't expecting too much, as it was free, but the tour was really enjoyable in a small...More

Thank Jadey21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been before to a distillery and I enjoyed it. They make it with frozen air from the snowed mountains and that's how they differentiate from the other brands.

Thank redman5314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a previous poor experience with the distillery a couple of years ago in that, having booked a tour, we drove the best part of 40 miles to get there, only to be advised that the tours had been cancelled for the day!...More

1  Thank JMBRamblings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really felt welcomed into the distillery tasting room and read the wall with the history of the area. Got down to business for the tasting only since we had gone to other full tours the day before and were very surprised when we not...More

Thank 45jukey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the distillery tour which was free and included a couple of tastings. It is well worth a visit, especially if you are a single malt fan like my husband. It is still worth a visit even if you are not a whiskey...More

Thank redhawkfyre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place recently while on the Rabbie's Highlands tour. I didn't not take the distillery tour, so I can only review the shop. It was well set out and very pleasant, however it's way over priced for what they give you. Not impressed.

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite having visited the Highlands on numerous occasions this was the first time we had visited a distillery. Our guide on the tour was Ray - full of information and a good sense of humour - excellent. A couple of whisky / chocolate tastings and...More

Thank 8-go-on-holiday
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Dalwhinnie D | Property representative |
hi there You must be at least 8 and accompanied by an adult. for tasting and purchase 18 and over.
26 July 2017|
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Response from NickysNursery | Reviewed this property |
I believe the minimum age is 8 accompanied by an adult (18 and over)
Lynette P
26 June 2017|
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Response from Dalwhinnie D | Property representative |
it's a 10 minute walk with a cafe on the way. you can't miss it. Big white building with Dalwhinnie written in 10 foot letters on the side. it's hard to get a taxi as the nearest firm is around 30 miles away.