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The GlenDronach Distillery

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Address: Forgue By Huntly, Forgue AB54 6DB, Scotland
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+44 1466 730202
10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30

Take a look around one of Scotland's oldest working distilleries and...

Take a look around one of Scotland's oldest working distilleries and discover the history and traditions of single malt scotch whisky. The GlenDronach distillery has been creating the finest sherried single malts for nearly 200 years. Our visitor centre and gift shop are open with guided distillery tours running regularly throughout the day.

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Brilliant personal tour

Visited Glendronach a few weeks back and absolutely loved it. It's been on my list of distilleries to visit for a while and I was not disappointed. Really personal tour from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Glendronach a few weeks back and absolutely loved it. It's been on my list of distilleries to visit for a while and I was not disappointed. Really personal tour from Karen, lovely traditional distillery and first class whisky. 5 stars in every way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Im biased as this is a bucket list visit for me. What a away to start the speyside odyssey. Set in a valley the old buildings restored and a new lease of life into one of the most under rates distilleries The people are fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable One of the few places you can bottle your own from the... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Always wanted a look in here as its my favourite dram. Lovely small distillery and we were met by a nice local lady in the visitor centre. Very nice day.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our first distillery tour in Scotland. What a place to start. The tour was about 1 hr, 15 minutes then followed by a tasting. For 20GBP, I received the tour, and three generous pours of the 18yo, the 21 yo and the Cask strength. Frankly the huge pour of the 21 yo alone would cost me more than 20 GBP... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Travelling through Scotland and when looking for a traditional distillery to visit, have had 3 independent people recommend this distillery. Had a small tour with just 4 people (lucky) and were treated to a very informative and personalised tour. On completion the basic £5 entry gave you a dram of 12 yo and my £15 gave me the 8 yo,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Visited with my wife and mother, made very welcome and we're lucky enough to get a tour for just the three of us, Karen gave us a great and informative tour with the history of the distillery and the history of the area. Lovely setting and well worth the visit, Karen made the tour for us and is an asset... More 

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Kilpeck, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We should have booked but the guide, Jeannine accommodated us on the tour of the distillery without any hassle. The setting of this small distillery is very beautiful with a stream running through the site and wonderful old buildings. Everything is so clean and professionally run. At the end of the tour there is a tasting session according to ones... More 

1 Thank Diana T
Kilpeck, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We came here having picked up a leaflet in the pub where we're staying (Garden Arms, Gardenstown - see separate review) & arrived a couple of minutes before 11. There was a tour due to depart at 11, &, although we hadn't realised we needed to book, we were squeezed in. Our very personable & knowledgeable guide, Jeannine, even waited... More 

1 Thank Bill T
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

As a big Glendronach Fan we were visting the wonderful distillery every year and also filled our own bottle within other bottles we purchase in the distillery. But everything changed this year and it seems the take over from one of the giant market leader has lot of negative impact to the distillery and unfortunately also to the stuff. This... More 

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Sunshine Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Glendronach is one of my favourite whiskeys so when I was back in Scotland visiting my parents I had to visit. I went with my father and we were the only ones on the tour. At the time of year we visited, they distillery was not making whiskey but we still have a full tour. The guide knew his "stuff"... More 

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