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The Balvenie Distillery
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Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
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All reviews david mair malting floor three hours book in advance whisky making hour tour mash in house small bottle our tour guide every step small group great tour cup of coffee cask strength whisky lovers trip to scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked online with an easy confirmation email and drove over from Aberdeen (wee bit of a drive). The entrance/parking area is a bit unclear as the whole set up is one of producing Scotch. The tour itself was splendid w samplings straight out of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank t987h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balvennie Tour is not cheap, the location is a little obscure and the actual booking process can be a bit clunky but the experience is worth every minior niggle. This is not a wham bam around the distillery and into the shop affair. You will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd booked a tour here (through Speyside Tours, which I've reviewed separately) on my husband's birthday. We've toured many distilleries in the U.S., Ireland and now Scotland - and this one is the best (so far)! Louisa was a great guide, full of enthusiasm and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lillierebel
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I would give this zero stars if I could. Booked a big piece of my trip to Scotland about this tour. Signed up via the website. No confirmation. Called. No answer. Left a voice mail. No call back. Finally we just drove over. There are...More

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

We had a very nice and most detailed tour of Balvenie Distillery. Our guide Louisa C. where really knowlegable and responded to all our strage questions :-). Also the fact that the groups are small and the tour takes three hours made us leave with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bomull
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I had the pleasure of being part of a tour lead by Charlie. He was accommodating, knowledgeable and kind. A phenomenal history to the Distillery, which makes the tour that much more 'unique'. The whisky tasting was lovely, although I had to bottle the lot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

We visited nine distilleries in Speyside and Balvenie was one of our two favorites. They only conduct two tours daily and each tour is limited to a handful of people. Our guide was phenomenal and we enjoyed every minute of our tour. Needless to say,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

My partner has been a lover of Balvenie whiskey for a long time and when we decided to visit Scotland a tour of this distillery was at the top of his list of things to do. Now I myself have never really drunk whiskey or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We went on this tour and glenfiddy same day- only because the fortunes were looking upon us and space opened up same day for this tour ( we tried to book a month in advance but nothing was available since these are very small tours...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ksmittym
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I stated my day at Macallan and visited Balvenie in the afternoon. Balvenie’s ability to interact with their guests and the pride they have in showing us their processes was remarkable! Balvenie has preserved the tradition and honour of distilling. Our guide, David, was extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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12 July 2018|
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Response from Traveler9970 | Reviewed this property |
We paid $30 for a small bottle, maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of a 750 bottle. Cask strength ~62% alcohol. Totally worth it. Delish.
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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
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