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Dallas Dhu Whisky Distillery

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Address: South of Forres, Forres, Scotland
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+44 1309 676548

The now defunct distillery is a museum.

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Former distillery now a museum with good selection in shop

Found out when we arrived that the distillery had closed 30 years ago when the market for whisky collapsed. Very knowledgeable gentleman. We had long talk about using American... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found out when we arrived that the distillery had closed 30 years ago when the market for whisky collapsed. Very knowledgeable gentleman. We had long talk about using American bourbon and spanish sherry kegs for flavouring scotch whisky. We did not visit the distillery buildings but were told the tour is audio with thorough explanations of the entre distillation process.

Thank bwimpyow
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really enjoyed this visit as you can go round in your own time and get close to all things that are a distillery .

Thank Durward Haig T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a self guided tour with an audio guide. Which means you find out more and can do it at your own pace. We had previously done a guided tour of a working distillery and it wasn't half as good - mainly because the guide at that one was very uninterested. The staff were very helpful and friendly and... More 

Thank Warped-muffin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This was a really good museum. Even if you've been to a whisky distillery before and seen it in operation I suggest this as you can get up really close to the apparatus in a way that you just can't in a working distillery. It was really worthwhile and the dram (whisky sample) at the end is a nice touch-... More 

Thank lorrabubbles
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visited here on a cold and damp afternoon and spent a very pleasant couple of hours. The manager was very helpful explaining about the distillery and we were given audio wands for the tour. You could spend as long or as little amount of time as you wanted walking around and taking photographs. The whole thing was well set... More 

Thank Hilary A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We visited the distillery on a rainy cold day and got a warm welcome from the manager Richard. He explained some of the history and how to follow the trail of footprints around the distillery with talking wands that gave us a running commentary about the distillery at each numbered pausing place. It was very informative and we liked going... More 

Thank tigger69
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was a working distillery until the 1990's, when it closed it's operations. It is now purely a tourist attraction. One of the nice things about this site, is that the "audio guide" is included in the entry fee. The cost of an adult ticket is £5.50. The fact that you have the audio guide, means that you can go... More 

Thank Donald M
Nairn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Set in beautiful grounds, even the drive up was pleasant! Great tour , no rushing, very interesting and informative. The little shop is great with such a wonderful choice.

Thank varden72
Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This museum is a very good example of a well preserved closed Scottish distillery. We enjoyed a private tour with an audio guide. Everything was left as it was during the closing in 1983. It was like if someone could just walk inside and start up the boiler again. We sampled some Roderick Dhu and for me it was a... More 

Thank Huurman1968
Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

While no longer a working distillery, Dallas Dhu is an excellent place to get up close and personal to the inner workings. It's been preserved as it was when it shut down in 1983. Most of the equipment is from the 1950s when the distillery was rebuilt after a fire. There is a self-guided audio tour that walks you through... More 

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