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The Balvenie Distillery

Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
+44 1340 822210
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Fantastic Distillery Tour

Lived up to all the hype I read on here and whisky forums. I highly recommend doing the 3.5 hour... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Dillon G
Very pleased!

We had such a pleasant time at the distillery. Our guide was great! The information shared was... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Sindy M
Belvidere, Illinois
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Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
+44 1340 822210
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Lived up to all the hype I read on here and whisky forums. I highly recommend doing the 3.5 hour VIP tour. Especially if you're doing multiple distillery visits. We planned this one first thing in the morning. The tour was good enough that we...More

Thank Dillon G
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We had such a pleasant time at the distillery. Our guide was great! The information shared was great! The whiskey, well, was great! LOL. We were running a bit late, due to the weather. They were gracious enough to give us a 15 min leeway,...More

1  Thank Sindy M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Well wow , albeit this is an initial first time visit and suffice to say i was only dropping off clients for their tour, i was super stoked to be greeted warmly and with the initial tour discussion started i knew my clients were in...More

1  Thank HAMISH M
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Balvenie is the only distillery tour where you get to see every single one of the stages of traditional whisky making, from the steeping of the barley to a fully working cooperage, and a warehouse tasting. If you can only go on one distillery...More

1  Thank MichaelB_TA
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most authentic distilleries a person can ever visit in Scotland. Retaining the craft of fine whisky making at Balvenie you can see a real live working distillery in the age old traditions of crafting golden beauty. Floor Malting, Cooperage all...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We booked for the visit at The Balvenie. We were with 6 other people so it was a kind of private tour. This distillery is a very beautiful one, you get to see all. From the malting floor to the cooperage. We could take photos...More

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

3 hour tour with excellent guide David,one of the best tours ever & the best & most comprehensive tastings,all excellent drams & the new batch 1509 run to finish,you get to see the maltings & the cooperage in action,well worth the £40,also a chance to...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Came here on the 2nd October 2017 as part of my 30th birthday. Always been a fan of Balvenie and was really looking forward to it - this did not disappoint. We arrived by taxi to the Distillery to be greeted by a lovely lady...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were on a 2 week tour of Scotland and included 5 distillery tours. This was by far the best. Because the tours are very limited, we had to actually plan our trip around the dates available for a tour at Balvenie (one of our...More

Thank WestCoastJohn&Jane
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A highly personalised experienced. It was a small group of 6 of us. What was amazing was the attention to detail and to see how despite all that is going on in this world, the craft is being kept alive. And if you get a...More

Thank Swee N
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30 September 2017|
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Response from dramsman | Reviewed this property |
you can buy at the visitor centre both at The Balvenie and the adjoining Glenfiddich. if you haven't tried the Balvenie tour i can highly recommend it. it is a fascinating experience and well worth the £40. the sampling... More
Andy P
19 September 2017|
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Response from dramsman | Reviewed this property |
you won't get free samples unless you're on the tour but if you phone them, you might be allowed to use the shop to buy, it has good pricing..just phone up, it's simple. try the Seven Stills in Dufftown, they do great... More
Hannah M
19 May 2017|
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Response from dramsman | Reviewed this property |
we turned up after getting phone call from them, i would phone them and book, preferably well in advance and even if they are fully booked, as was the case when phone three weeks before hand, i was asked if i'd like to be... More