Ben Nevis Distillery

Ben Nevis Distillery, Fort William: Hours, Address, Ben Nevis Distillery Reviews: 3.5/5

Ben Nevis Distillery
3.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis Distillery has been crafting Scotch whisky for nearly 200 years. The Visitor Centre invites you to come in and hear about how our spirit is produced, as well as taste some of our whiskies. TOUR TIMES: Tours are hourly, running from 10am-3pm, with a final tour at 4pm. As spaces are limited, we recommend you contact us in advance to book. COVID-19: As it is still compulsory to wear masks indoors in Scotland, we ask that all visitors wear masks while visiting our distillery.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Sallochy2016
Veghel, The Netherlands1,827 contributions
Unfriendly….
Oct 2021 • Friends
Walked West Highland Way and made a visit to the distillery. Tried to make a tour with just the two of us. Uniterested staff. Unfriendly welcone, Nothing possible. Didn’t even want to try. The only answer was ‘no’. Horrible. Lot to learn with client intimacy.
Written 7 October 2021
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marigold80
Bude, UK20 contributions
Excellent value for money and a very enjoyable tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
We booked a tour around this distillery when staying in Fort William. We had a really friendly greeting from the gentleman on the gate and this theme continued through out our tour. We are not whiskey drinkers but we were interested in how it was distilled. This tour certainly provided that information. For the £5 we paid which included a tot of whiskey at the end, and the hour length tour this was excellent value and very enjoyable.
Written 7 October 2021
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BigDode
Blairgowrie, UK172 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2021
What a great little distillery it is and great tour also a very reasonable price and also the price of the whiskey for sale and another interesting point was the fact that the whiskey is kept local which makes it very special
Written 9 September 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our distillery. Thanks for coming!
Written 10 September 2021
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mick s
1 contribution
Not good
Sep 2021
Tour reasonable but to be offered a blended whisky at the end was extremely disappointing.
Come on, Ben Nevis you can do better than that.
Your whisky is not that expensive, at least you could give us a taste of the house product rather than a cheapo mishmash.
Written 9 September 2021
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We are sorry that you were disappointed to be offered a blend. We try to make it clear that our £5 tour features a taste of a blended whisky, as we offer an £18 tour which allows you to try three of our single malts in addition to the blend. As the tour finishes at our bar, there is also an opportunity for visitors to buy tastes of our other whiskies, including our single malts. The tour you selected is priced accordingly with the whisky provided at the end - I'm afraid it is unlikely that you will find a distillery anywhere offering a single malt, a tour and a £5 voucher for only £5pp.
Written 10 September 2021
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Darshani P
London, UK46 contributions
It's some Whiskey time 🥃
Sep 2021 • Couples
It was a nice and warm welcome. I especially say we had a very warm welcome from the person who was at the gate, so friendly and helpful. Of course, my husband bought single malt whiskey which he loved to have it in his collection. Highly recommended to go there if you are around Fort William for a holiday.
Written 8 September 2021
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Thanks for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and we'd love to see you again.
Written 10 September 2021
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desito07
Portsmouth, UK1,524 contributions
Must do while in Fort William
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a great way to learn more about how whiskey is made! There is a classic and standard tour! I can’t remember which was which, but one was with one tasting and the other with four! Our house was very knowledgable, friendly and answered all our questions! After the tour we had soup of the day at their restaurant! It was delicious! The lady on the bar was friendly and prices were Ok. While having our meal the same guide was cleaning the tables and we continued our discussion from earlier, very nice person, pity we didn’t ask for his name, but nice man with white hair and beard! Excellent experience!
Written 23 August 2021
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Thank you very much! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our distillery as well as your lunch. We hope to see you again in the future!
Written 10 September 2021
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CornishChick1977
12 contributions
Great price and knowledgeable guides - fab way to spend a morning (or afternoon!)
Aug 2021 • Couples
Lovely little tour and bargain price too!

Well worth a visit at only £5 per person. Not the longest tour but the guide was really knowledgeable and you had a tasting session at the end too.

Slightly difficult to navigate the website in terms of booking. Ended up reserving two spaces via their Facebook page but all done very quickly. Go - you won’t be disappointed!
Written 19 August 2021
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ARP_ARJP
St. Neots, UK274 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jun 2021 • Couples
Lovely trip. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to sample the whiskey's before purchasing.
Written 13 August 2021
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Jan P
Chelmsford, UK47 contributions
Educational and tasty
Aug 2021 • Family
The on line communication from the tram was brilliant and very patient, they held a space for me with no payment required until you arrived.

We chose the classic tour with 4 tasting. Our teenager was £2.50 amazing price for her to learn about the processes.

The tour was very informative and our guide was interesting to listen too. As a family we learnt lots.

As for the tasting we got 4 measures of different whiskeys, I had a wee taste as I was driving so hubby was well happy. Measures were generous.

Yes we did buy two bottles! Would highly recommend if you drink whiskey or would like to understand the process of making it!
Written 10 August 2021
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kim B
Burton upon Trent, UK206 contributions
Nearly missed this little gem.
Jul 2021
Looking at their website it seemed to suggest they were closed. (Not sure if it has now been updated). My husband had been chatting to a member of staff in a gift shop that was selling whisky who told him it was open for tours, so we rang them up and booked, can't go wrong with this only £5 and that included several wee drams at the end. Staff were friendly, and never having been to a distillery before found found it interesting and informative.
Written 27 July 2021
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