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Cardhu Distillery

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Share with us the story of the only malt distillery pioneered by a woman. The malt whisky produced here has a warmth and cleanliness of taste which experts describe as "silky" and is used in some of the award winning Johnnie Walker blends.
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| Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RY, Scotland
+44 1479 874635
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All reviews blind tasting johnnie walker our tour guide classic malts great tour gold reserve highland cattle hall of fame excellent guide smell test knew her stuff take home great visit well stocked shop biscuits interesting history distillation process
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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Had a great visit here today, lovely young lady opened up for us extremely friendly and very knowledgeable No Hard sell!! Well stocked shop and even pet friendly coos! Would recommend and we will be back! :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 919tracyj
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Our group of 6 (including three teenagers, two of which were over 18) had a perfect tour of the Distillery led by Lorraine. I was the only whisky aficionado in our group but the tour delivered for all of us on some level and more....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John I
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Just left , what an amazing place even for us none whiskey drinkers . Loved sitting in the lounge , it felt very special ... I even liked the whiskey 🥃

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kate H
Reviewed 19 December 2018

We were help by a young lady that was a 4th generation worker at the distillery. She not only told us the history of the distillery with a sense of passion, she gave it context with her own story. She was funny and helpful and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wientraveler02
Reviewed 15 December 2018

The Cardhu Distillery was the highlight of our trip! My husband and I did the Collection Tour and found it to be most enlightening. Our guide was friendly and highly experienced as she had been at Cardhu Distillery for 22 years. The guide tutored us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan T
Reviewed 3 December 2018

On a trip round some distilleries and called in to Cardhu. Was getting close to closing but the lovely and friendly staff got Lorraine to take me on a tour. There are some great things to see on the tour and the two kilns which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

Cardhu is a little off the beaten path but well worth the stop. Lois was our hostess,very knowledgeable, explained very aspect of the distillation process in detail, made sure everyone in our very small group was comfortable with the explanation before moving on. Never felt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank frednecker
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately at the time of the visit the tour of the distillery was not available However we were offered a tasting experience by knowledgeable and helpful staff who were able to explain the distilling process and the types of whisky available Good range of whisky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Visited here many times over the year’s... the shop is very well stocked with Diageo whiskies and the visitor centre is very nicely appointed. The star of this attraction is Lorraine - with her friendly persona and excellent whisky knowledge! This distillery is definitely worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AeroplaneMark
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Today we had the pleasure of doing a nosing and tasting with Judy at the Cardhu Distillery. First of all, the whiskys were all excellent!!! We loved them all but the Cardhu Gold Reserve earned a very special place in our hearts!!! And our guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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8 September 2018|
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Response from SCJLA | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them online and book whatever taste you wish. They also allowed unlimited tastes at a small price per taste. Their distillery only bottling of the Cardhu limited edition is a fantastic bottle of Scotch to... More
23 April 2018|
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Response from FritzBoyd | Reviewed this property |
Just Cardu even though JW owns them.