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The Balvenie Distillery

Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
+44 1340 822210
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Handcrafted at its best

A highly personalised experienced. It was a small group of 6 of us. What was amazing was the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Swee N
Singapore, Singapore
Thank You Charlie

£40 to tour a distillery, Outrageous" you might retort but!!!!!!! IT IS WORTH EVERY... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
+44 1340 822210
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A highly personalised experienced. It was a small group of 6 of us. What was amazing was the attention to detail and to see how despite all that is going on in this world, the craft is being kept alive. And if you get a...More

Thank Swee N
Reviewed 4 days ago

£40 to tour a distillery, Outrageous" you might retort but!!!!!!! IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY..... The three hour tour was so absorbing and interesting, we tried whisky straight from the cask and great whisky to boot. we were taken round Balvenies's own cooperage and those...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 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.

Thank dza613
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 18 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.

Thank dswebb2016
Reviewed 15 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

Thank Fasted60
Reviewed 14 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 26 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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Andy P
20 September 2017|
Response from Dan F | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, you cannot. As The Balvenie Distillery is a working distillery, they don't allow visitors to the area who aren't scheduled for a tour past the car park. There isn't actually a visitor centre, only a small... More
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
12 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