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Glenfarclas Distillery Ballindalloch, Ballindalloch AB37 9BD, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great distillery,very good tour and selection of whisky afterwards.It was the Glenfarclas 15 that really got me into single malts and I still love their whisky.Distillery well worth a visit,great way to spend a couple of hours!!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We were just passing and my husband wanted to visit. Unfortunately, we just missed thr last tour of the day, but we were welcome to look round and my husband was offered some whisky to try (I was driving!). Very welcoming staff and we hope...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Very knowledgeable tour guide, and have a good insite to this family run business. The best distillary I've been to.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

We missed our appointment at another distillery and pulled into Glenfarclas spontaneously while passing. We had missed the majority of the last tour, but the staff invited us in, as they were being given their drams in the tasting room. The staff brought us up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a big distillery by comparison but they don't skip on detail and they aren't flooded with tourists like Macallan or Glenlivet. The whiskies are excellent. They realized we weren't newbies and brought out 20+ yr whiskies for us at no charge. They have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dreamer819223
Reviewed 25 September 2018

A fantastic experience! The fact that the whisky is a firm favourite didn't detract from the fact that I was very pleasantly surprised by the good folk at Glenfarclas. The tour was factual, well presented and humorous. Glenfarclas was the only distillery that allowed photos...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Let me set the scene. We are currently cosied up in bed, reminiscing about the tour we had at this wonderful site today. We never planned on stopping in here, however something drew us to the distillery as we drove by. Absolutely no idea what,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. It's so much better than Macallan or any of the diageo or pernod ricard tours. It is personal, genuine and informative. (Not to mention the whisky is better too!) There are different tours available. We opted for one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

The distillery wasn't running when we came to visit, which is customary during this time of year, but made for a less interesting tour nonetheless. The girl providing the tour seemed to be racing through a memorized script and came off as a little uninterested....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JenDavies2
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Glenfarclas puts out some amazing single malts and it's still one of the few family-owned distillers. This combination makes for a great tour. First, it's much more personable. You walk through the distillery and talk with some of the people working the stills and warehouse....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sehraj
19 September 2018|
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Response from christianb268 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that it's a standard tour. This being said everything is possible if you contact the distillery in advance and make arrangements with them.
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Steen L
23 July 2017|
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It took us about two hours as we wanted to see some rooms twice and I asked the guides loads of questions. All the guides were fantastic and very knowledgeable. Then we spent loads more time in th tearoom and shop. Time... More
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Mary B
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Yes, of course - a reservation is required. As they are still independent and try to give their outmost, they kimdly ask for a reservation in advance. I am pretty sure that if you go there without reservation by chance, you... More
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