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The Balvenie Distillery

Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
+44 1340 822210
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The best distillery tour in Scotland but BOOK AHEAD.

During a trip to Speyside, I had to limit distillery tours to a small handful. As a result, despite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dan F
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
If you are book only, respond to requests!

I attempted to make a booking at Balvenie for a distillery tour during our trip to Scotland. I made... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Sundance1406
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

During a trip to Speyside, I had to limit distillery tours to a small handful. As a result, despite the £40 price tag for a tour, I decided to book at least 6 weeks ahead to ensure I wouldn't be disappointed. Correspondence between Balvenie and...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I attempted to make a booking at Balvenie for a distillery tour during our trip to Scotland. I made a request on line several weeks before our trip and received no response at all. We could have tried to call, but didn't have their number...More

Thank Sundance1406
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I have waited all my life for this whisky tour. The wait was WAY beyond worth it. Balvenie is a very special place. Charlie is a superb guide. He made us feel warm and welcomed in his home. Thank you so much!!! Daniel & Gavriella.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Enthusiastic tour guide (Jack) took us around the distillery plant and was happy to answer questions and admit when he didn't know the answers! Wheelchair-bound party member accommodated - lifts available to access different parts of the plant and an extra member of staff helped...More

Thank 57PT
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Three of us did the tour in June. David was a great guide, and just a nice guy. The tour was very informative and quite enjoyable.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We did 12 Distillery tours on an 7 day trip to Scotland. The Balvenie tour was the best of all. They take a fair amount of time and you get to see everything even the cooperage

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Echoing previous reviews, compared to a number of other tours in both the States and Scotland, there is no comparison. Tour must be booked well in advance. Charles was an outstanding host and guide, and while the tour is outstanding, the tasting experience will definitely...More

Thank RavensSteve
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A visit to Balvenie must be booked in advance, but it';s well worth it. Top two distilleries in Speyside for the tour/tasting. At Balvenie, you see three things you don't see at most distilleries- an operational malting floor, peat fired kiln, and a cooperage. The...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

They are slow on email response despite book only and with a bit of a snobbish attitude we have not encountered in Scotland before. They lost us as customers unless Glenfiddich can turn around their culture. Take the Glennfiddich tour ( they purchased Balvenie) it's...More

1  Thank Perla C
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Having completed bourbon tours in Kentucky, whiskey in Tennessee, and Whisky in Scotland, the Balvenie distillery tour is the absolute best We have ever experienced. Our tour guide , Charles , was amazing. Our favorite whisky's jn the world appropriately have ruined us for all...More

Thank Dewayne J
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Hannah M
19 May 2017|
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Response from Mal S | Reviewed this property |
You might be lucky, worth contacting them on the day if you haven't been lucky as they do get a lot who don't turn up. Is it just you, or two or more. Parties are no more than 10 from what I remember. It's a very good tour... More
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dunnsusan80
11 March 2017|
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Response from Mal S | Reviewed this property |
Tours are 1000 and 1400 Monday to Thursday and 1000 only on a Friday. No tours at weekend. Takes around 3 hours finishing in the tasting room and then shop. Email them to book. You can plan your day by doing Balvenie at 1000... More
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