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The Balvenie Distillery

Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
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Incredible distillery tour!

My friends and I had the extreme pleasure to tour this amazing distillery! From start to finish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joshua P
via mobile
Best tour guide in Speyside

We went on the tour to see the distillery and the process. The tour was very good, and the tour... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Mats R
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Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had the extreme pleasure to tour this amazing distillery! From start to finish, we felt utterly welcomed and was given unmatched, up close, and personal access to every aspect of the Scotch making process as we were taken around the entire...More

Thank Joshua P
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We went on the tour to see the distillery and the process. The tour was very good, and the tour guide Charlie was both entertaining and knowledgeable at the same time. It was especielly interesting ti see the cooperage.

Thank Mats R
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve been on quite a few whisky tours and this is the one I would recommend most. It has everything that all the others do and is a fair price for what you get. It is more expensive than basic tours elsewhere but it isn’t...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This 3 hour tour is expensive and worth it. You don’t need to tour more than one distillery to understand the process. This is the one to visit. The tasting included cask strength whiskies and was exquisite. If you are going to the Whisky Trail,...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Probably one of the most in-depth distillery tour, beginning with rare to see - under operation barely sorting machine, in-use floor malting (which is rare to see in the distillery today), kilning (with/with-out peat) ... and the rest. Another two exceptional stages being 1. barrel...More

Thank dhsi002
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

A really excellent tour. Felt more exclusive than the other tours we did. Charlie our guide was knowledgable and was able to answer any questions we had. The distillery is impressive. Balvenie still do some of their own malting and have an in-house cooperage. Tried...More

Thank ladyrokeby
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

To call this a tour would be a serious understatement.Our group of 8 spent over three hours here and found it the best distillery experience of all. From the moment we were welcomed with tea/coffee and a detailed introduction by David Mair, the distillery ambassador,...More

1  Thank sja1961
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We recently booked a tour of The Balvenie Distillery as part of my Fathers 70th Birthday celebrations. We were met on arrival by Charles Metcalf, our tour guide, and after a brief wait we were delighted to discover that the three of were the only...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Lived up to all the hype I read on here and whisky forums. I highly recommend doing the 3.5 hour VIP tour. Especially if you're doing multiple distillery visits. We planned this one first thing in the morning. The tour was good enough that we...More

1  Thank Dillon G
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We had such a pleasant time at the distillery. Our guide was great! The information shared was great! The whiskey, well, was great! LOL. We were running a bit late, due to the weather. They were gracious enough to give us a 15 min leeway,...More

1  Thank Sindy M
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Bob G
16 May 2018|
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Response from HAMISH M | Reviewed this property |
Thier is a very comprihensive tour which lasts a few hours, it is bespoke with a small group, but it is the best tour to go on as it is a full comprihensive education in how whisky is made. A good range of complimentary... More
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janetjusa
27 April 2018|
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Response from HAMISH M | Reviewed this property |
I would contact direct via phone, they are generally very good at visitor PR so i am sure they will be very helpfull. With regards the e-mails and slow response we have had a whisky festival here recently so it could be they... More
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Burton W
26 February 2018|
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Response from dramsman | Reviewed this property |
If by Town Centre you mean Dufftown then yes, its only about a quarter of a mile. there is an hourly bus service also if weather is bad and the driver will stop at the gates.
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