Cardhu Distillery
Cardhu Distillery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Roxanne W
    7 contributions
    Beautiful tour of Cardhu
    We had a fantastic time at Cardhu and were blown away at the detail that went into the distillery process as well as the tasting session. Our guide, Lee, was super informative and really made our tour so special. The buildings are also absolutely stunning inside. Highly recommend
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2023
  • Michelle B
    11 contributions
    Distillery Tour
    Our tour guide, Gary, was excellent. The tour takes you into the distillery, through the process of producing the whiskey and ends with tasting a selection of their best. It was a lovely touch to have bottles to take away your taster shots for those that were driving. Highly recommended.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Gerard B
    Newhey, United Kingdom13 contributions
    An exceptional distillery tour
    I must have been on around 30-40 distillery tours in Scotland over the years and this was one of the best. Alison, our guide, was terrific. Really accommodating, knowledgeable same friendly. The tour itself was good but the tasting experience at the end was exceptional with some top flight whiskies and good, complimentary insight once again from Alison. Thoroughly recommended.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Kevin H
    6 contributions
    Unique tour and amazing cask tasting
    This Distillery Tour was unique compared to the others we have done. We learned some new facts and loved the traditional styles used to distill. We did the Cask Tasting and thought it was well worth it. We also walked around the grounds after and saw the Coos and a really amazing cemetery close by. This was by far my favorite distillery tour and tasting. Our guide Alison was lovely and had so much to share about the history of Cardhu and the surrounding areas/distilleries. Highly recommend.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2023
  • Leslie R
    Los Angeles, California147 contributions
    An Hour Well Spent
    Historic distillery set in a picturesque area, complete with hairy cows. Our experience was great. We went towards the end of the day, and didn't book a tour. We did, however, manage to get a private showing of their historical animated film. As for the whisky, we had two different flights and were able to relax and enjoy them. It was a nice way to cap off our day of tasting and tours. I highly recommend stopping at Cardhu if you can. The whisky is good and the people are the very best of Scottish hospitality.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Floatam
    12 contributions
    Thoroughly enjoyable tour and tasting session
    There were only three of us on our tour and although Ian is used to guiding much larger groups, we felt we had our own private guide and tutor. Very well structured tour and the short film presentation at the beginning was very well made and kept you engaged. The tour itself was enlightening and Ian was very happy to answer our many and varied questions. The tasting session afterwards was extremely well guided by Ian who gave us some very interesting insights into the different characters of each of the whiskies. The whole experience gave us the impression that the distillery was run by a dedicated small team of whisky lovers who were happy to share their passion. Some of the more famous and much larger distilleries close by could learn a thing or two from Ian and his colleagues.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 14 April 2023
  • davidbreslaudb
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey2 contributions
    Cardhu Distillery is Great!! A must see!
    Ian gave a great tour and explained the process better than any of our previous distillery tours (3 previous in the last 3 days. Ian cleared up several confusing issues with the process and gave a great presentation on the 5 scotches in the tasting. And, the Scotches tasted were fabulous!!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Kirsty M
    Fife, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Fantastic highly recommend
    Cardhu distillery was a welcoming, interesting and well organised tour. We visited multiple distilleries (including ones on a much larger scale…) whilst in speyside and Cardhu was without a doubt our favourite experience. Our tour guide Alison made the day even more enjoyable with her friendly and knowledgeable approach to the tour. No question was an issue and her enthusiasm added an extra sparkle to the day. Not to forget the extra bonus of some highland cows in the field!! We would highly recommend
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Chris S
    1 contribution
    Fabulous Collection Tour
    Fabulous collection tour with a wonderful guide (Lee). Great tour of a lovely distillery. Lee provided just the right amount of information and not too technical. She really made the distillery and its history come to life. The audio visual history part was brilliant too. Lovely room for it too, part of the old maltings. We finished in the lovely tasting room where we tasted six expressions of Cardhu, thoroughly explained by Lee. Ended up in the lovely gift shop where we treated ourselves to some tasteful gifts. An altogether memorable (for all the right reasons) experience. Special thanks to Lee and to the rest of the Cardhu staff we met. Thanks again from Chris & Amanda (Skye)……Talisker fans 🤓😉
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Robert B
    1 contribution
    Fantastic tour with a great guide.
    Excellent tour with a great presentation by at the start. Fantastic guide around the distillery by Ian who presented everything in great detail. I would highly recommend to any fans of distillery tours or anyone who is new to them.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 May 2023
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Steve H
Milford on Sea, UK10 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Great experience with Alison as our guide. Learnt a load and loved the old setting and buildings. Rec9mmend for anyone visiting the area
Written 11 December 2023
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Evelyn H
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This was a great tour and Heather was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable and very personable.
Written 2 December 2023
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Good Morning! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your tour with Heather and we'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback on to the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 6 December 2023
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Cathy T
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our experience, great to learn about the history of the distillery and the connection to Johnnie Walker. The staff were so helpful and welcoming. Thank you Heather and Ben. And we really enjoyed our drams too! We'll definitely be back.
Written 28 November 2023
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Good Morning! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your tour and we'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback on to the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 6 December 2023
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henry7755
Leeds, UK30 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
My son and I recently visited Cardhu and booked the collection tour experience. The recent Changes to the shop were excellent and the film was truly interesting. I would love to somehow get a copy of that if it was at all possible.
We had a guided tour of the distillery, and all of this was done by Jessica who was very thorough and made tour extremely interesting answering all our questions and with her the overall product knowledge. Tasting a wide range of there whiskies at the end of the tour made it easy for us to decide which whiskies to purchase. I would thoroughly recommend including a visit to Cardhu to anyone visiting the Speyside region.
Written 26 November 2023
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Hannah W
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Our guide Heather was fantastic! She explained everything really well and was so accommodating. Loved the video at the beginning.
Written 26 November 2023
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spc354
Clarks Summit, PA539 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Very nice tour. Focus on Helen Cumming who started the illegal operation and carried it through difficult times. The distillery has had multiple women at the helm over the years.
Written 24 November 2023
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Maria D
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Such a cute little distillery and amazing history with a strong woman entrepreneur starting it… love love love! Kaelyn our tour guide was so amazing… so knowledgeable and patiently answered all our questions.
Written 24 November 2023
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Stephanos Z
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Amazing experience and the lady that toured us around was very polite and was explaining every step very informatively!
Written 20 November 2023
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Seaside19068138070
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Never been to a distillery before and i would not say a whiskey fun either. Kailyn though was super enthusiastic and smiley all the way through that i left with a cardhu bottle😬 thank you!!
Written 20 November 2023
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Good Morning! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your tour with Kailyn and we'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback on to the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 6 December 2023
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Iain S
9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
What a great visit to Cardhu and our wonderful guide Heather. We thoroughly enjoyed it. And as the driver I got my take away 😊 Thank you so much.
Written 20 November 2023
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