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Address: | Lochy Bridge, Fort William PH33 6TJ, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1397 700200
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Whisky anyone? Adults only

A wet day in Fort William, this is just down the road from the old Inverlochy castle, bus 45/46/47 from the town centre (not the bus station). A brief dvd, before visiting the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bradford, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a very informational tour that Ian gave us. We started off with a video. It was so nice to learn about how whiskeys are made and the different criteria they have to meet in order to be considered a Scottish whiskey such as it has to be 40% alcohol level, it has to mature over 3 years, etc.... More 

Thank Jason W
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wet day in Fort William, this is just down the road from the old Inverlochy castle, bus 45/46/47 from the town centre (not the bus station). A brief dvd, before visiting the plant. Approx. £2.50 for those that don't imbibe, £5 for one tipple and £19 for 4 tipples. Great tour guide in Brian, who goes through the whole... More 

Thank mazk42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely distillery, great whisky. The guide is very knowledgeable and will explain you all details about productio. Great

Thank Luca C
Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watched a simple video, to get us in the mood and then we were off on a guided tour around the distillery. The whole process of production was explained very clearly with lots of humour. Questions were answered with ease. Ended up tasting some lovely whiskey too. Learnt so much and also had a lovely coffee in the cafe

Thank KatieinMatlock
Neuwied, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

♥ highly recommended ♥ thank you very much ♥ the Distillery's history dates back to a certian saga out of this region ♣ basiert auf einer alten Sage aus der Region♥ the guide is well prepared, humorous and you even can understand the Scotts intonation ♥ do you remember the generousity of a scottsman ? ♥ the l'eau de vies... More 

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Clent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to book a tour at the distillery this morning but unfortunately it was booked up with coach trips and other groups. The staff were really helpful to arrange a tour for us had we have been more organised we would have booked in advance. We returned later in the afternoon to be greeted once again by the wonderful... More 

Thank Rose99001
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the distillery a bit early for the tour, and got chatting to somebody behind the bar in the tasting room. Soon we found out (my boyfriend and I - keen beverage fanatics) we were chatting to Tom the Masher!! Tom then went on to offer us a private tour which we quickly accepted before he changed his mind... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went in to have a look in the shop after my friend recommended one of their malts. After I bought him the 10yr, I was asked by the young man if I wanted to go on tour as there was one starting in the next few minutes. I am so glad I took him up on this he turned out... More 

Thank fraserterney83
New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I'll pick through the reasons to why this is worth only 1/5 Walking in the shop it is clearly outdated. I can live with as not every distillery has the resources to warrant a flashy presentation area. It was hard to understand what was for sale and what wasn't. Presentation overall of the shop was also poor. Once the tour... More 

Thank Joe H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This tour proved very interesting indeed. This is a very old distillery which still has the original granite stores and two huge wooden vats. We had a extremely good guide who took us through the whole procedure. They still use original items and two main types of wooden barrels . We were able to enjoy a tipple of "The Dew"... More 

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