Glengoyne Distillery
Glengoyne Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Often described as "Scotland's Most Beautiful Distillery", Glengoyne is open 7 days for a range of unique whisky tasting experiences. Just a short drive from Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond, this traditional, hard working distillery has been flourishing since 1833. Glengoyne's range of in-depth distillery experiences includes the legendary Malt Master session where guests create their very own individual whisky to take home.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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  • AlanReyn
    Glasgow, United Kingdom17 contributions
    Lovely tour
    Had a lovely tour round the distillery and finished with 2 samples of whisky, The guide (Holly) was fantastic and very knowledgeable. You could easily see that she loved her job and Glengoyne whisky. We were shown the entire process from start to finish which was very interesting. Great location too-even has its own little water-fall. Definitely recommended and thank you Holly for a great experience.
    Hi Alan, thank you so much for your great feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and I will pass on your lovely comments to Holly. Thanks again.
    Written 12 December 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 December 2022
  • Lauren B
    3 contributions
    Beautiful settings, great distillery.
    We visited Glengoyne for the collection tour with chocolate pairing. There was only 3 people in our group so it was nice and intimate, we didn't feel rushed. Our ambassador Kathy was very knowledgeable about whiskey and the distillery, we had went over our time when we were in the house tasting but still didn't feel rushed. We could have easily stayed in the house all day, it was peaceful and cosy. The shop is amazing. I don't drink whisky so mine was bottled up to take home which was no problem. This was a birthday treat and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Great value for money.
    Hi Lauren, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Collection Tour and Tasting. I will certainly pass on your lovely comments to Kathy and the rest of the team. Thanks gain.
    Written 6 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2023
  • Mark T
    Crewe, United Kingdom147 contributions
    Worth A Visit!
    This is a relatively small distillery but is well worth a visit. My tour guide was Holly who was really good at her job and explained things in a really clear way, helping everyone understand the various processes involved in whisky making. There are some steep steps inside the distillery but these shouldn’t be a problem for most. Bob in the gift shop was really helpful and polite. The only reason I didn’t award 5-stars is because no photos, unlike at other distilleries, were allowed inside the distillery.
    Hi Mark, thank you for your great feedback regarding your recent visit. I will pass on your lovely comments to Holly, Bob and the rest of the team. Thanks again.
    Written 6 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 February 2023
  • Farrahpalooza
    London, United Kingdom525 contributions
    Great Fun Even If You Don’t Like Whisky
    I don’t drink whiskey so I wasn’t sure I would like this tour, but it was fantastic. Our guide, Johnny, was so knowledgable and fun that I learned a lot and really enjoyed myself. You get two drams with your ticket and are able to have a little take away bottle if you don’t want to drink them there. It was so cool seeing the whiskey brewing away in the big bats and being able to smell it. Please give it a go.
    Hi Farrah, thank you for your great review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit! I will pass on your lovely comments to Jonny and the rest of the team. Thanks again.
    Written 6 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2023
  • Luke H
    4 contributions
    Distillery tour
    This was an amazing distillery tour, staff were friendly knowledgeable and very approachable. Nothing ever seemed too much and they had an answer to every question! Lorna was out tour guide and she was all of the above and more, as was David the barman when you get to the tasting section! Overall a lovely distillery and a great experience- thanks Lorna!
    Hi Luke, thank you for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit! I will certainly pass on your feedback to Lorna, David and the rest of the team. Thanks again.
    Written 6 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2023
  • Martin D
    London, United Kingdom140 contributions
    A fabulous experience for all your senses!
    We came across Glengoyne by chance, and by another stroke of luck the standard guided tour was about to start in 10mins. It was £18 each, and about 75mins later we came out spellbound. What an amazing experience - our guide was Alex, and she did a fabulous job explaining the whole process with an impressive amount of detail, answered every question we had no matter how obscure, and guided us through a tasting of the 10 and 15 year old whiskies, in a beautiful setting overlooking a pond and the woods behind. It was a visit to thrill every sense - not just the taste of the whisky, but also the sounds, the heat, the smells, and it’s given me an extra appreciation of the craft, as well as the care and dedication of the people who work there. Thank you for a visit that will stay in my memory for many years to come.
    Hi Martin, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a brilliant review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. I will ensure your feedback is passed on to Alex and the rest of the team. Thanks again.
    Written 19 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 February 2023
  • Tim b
    Stafford, United Kingdom48 contributions
    Excellent experience
    Visited with my son and went on the tour. Tour guide excellent and vey knowledgeable. It would be difficult for anybody with a disability to go on the tour because of climbing stairs but the fellow that guided us could bring the distillery to life with just his words. Very enjoyable day and well worth the visit. Sampling concluded the visit but we brought ours home due to driving.
    Hi Tim, thank you so much for your great review. We are delighted to hear that you and your son enjoyed your recent visit. Thanks again!
    Written 27 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 February 2023
  • FultonS
    1 contribution
    Malt Master & Distillery Shop 5 Stars
    The Malt Master tour with Devin was awesome, he displayed so much knowledge & a great sense of humour. Billy in the distillery shop was stellar and worth coming to the distillery for alone, that man is so knowledgeable and passionate for Glengoyne whisky. It is a privilege to listen to him speak of the history of Glengoynes releases.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. I will ensure your lovely comments are passed on to Devin, Billy and the rest of the team- they will be delighted! Thanks again.
    Written 6 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Terz
    Glasgow, United Kingdom59 contributions
    Great tour with fab guide
    I had a friend visiting who was keen to see a distillery so we went to Glengoyne for a tour yesterday. It was the Collection Tour and Tasting we did and it was amazing. Our tour guide was Lorna and she was amazing. She had so much information to share but happily took loads of questions from us too. She made it an even better experience with her warm and friendly manner. It's an interesting distillery to visit and very tasty whisky and chocolates to taste at the end. Thankfully I was able to take mine away in wee bottles as I was driving so I enjoyed them at home later. I'd highly recommend a tour here and its not far from Glasgow.
    Thank you for leaving us such a brilliant review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. I will certainly pass on your lovely feedback to Lorna and the rest of the team. Thanks again.
    Written 16 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Julia L
    2 contributions
    Fantastic tour
    What a fantastic afternoon at the Glengoyne Distillery! Really fascinating to hear our wonderful guide Lorna explain the history and process of whisky-making, and to see all the equipment and how it works. The tasting at the end was a massive treat - we did the chocolate tour so each superb whisky was paired with a specially selected and very delicious dark chocolate. Lorna couldn't have been more welcoming and knowledgeable - she was absolutely great. Thanks Lorna and all at GD for a really memorable afternoon.
    Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Glengoyne. I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to Lorna and the rest of the team! Thanks again.
    Written 16 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2023
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Themis E
5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
It was our first visit to a Scottish distillery. The tour was amazing. Devin, our host for the evening, was fantastic. The tour around the facilities was great. He shared with us the steps of making whiskey with professionalism and fun facts. The tasting experience was also perfect.
Written 29 November 2023
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Fiona R
London, UK10 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Robert was a superb, welcoming host for the malt master experience. My whisky loving husband had a ball doing the blending and the the tour beforehand was interesting for us both. Scenic distillery, really got behind the scenes.
Written 28 November 2023
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Ian H
9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
I had a great time on the whisky tour with the whisky and chocolate tasting. The guide, Neil, was very knowledgeable and welcoming. The tastings and pairings were a very nice snapshot of the distillery and were also interesting. Overall, it was an amazing experience.
Written 28 November 2023
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Jack S
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Very informative and a good experience. Our guide was excellent and very friendly as was all the other staff we met.
Written 24 November 2023
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Surferjust
Dorset19 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Such a great little distillery in a beautiful location. Friendly, knowledgeable staff who give you a really personal tour with a chance to sample their unique whiskey at the end. A fun and informative afternoon out, many thanks.
Written 22 November 2023
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Fábio A
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Excelent tour guide (Mr. John).
Very knowledgeable.
Loved the whole process from the raw materials to the glass.
Written 21 November 2023
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Jason
Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
I have visited Glengoyne a number of times. It is an excellent visit experience where you are always made to feel welcome.
Written 20 November 2023
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Andrew M
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
A great tour, a great location, a great tour guide and some great whiskeys. Highly recommend. I must like it as that was my fourth visit!
Written 19 November 2023
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Sol T
3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
My Girlfriend and I went on the collection tour tasted some wonderful whisky that was paired with some Iain Burnett chocolates. Our guide Devin was great very funny, friendly and informative. Fantastic experience! The distillery was very hospitable and helped us change the date of our tour.
Written 16 November 2023
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Alice S
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Recently went on the collection experience tour with my partner and it was fantastic. Our guide Devin was incredibly informative and extremely funny. Would highly recommend.
Written 16 November 2023
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