Glenfarclas Distillery

Glenfarclas Distillery, Ballindalloch: Hours, Address, Glenfarclas Distillery Reviews: 5/5

Glenfarclas Distillery
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Harshith Prabhu
Chennai (Madras), India30 contributions
Magical distillery!
May 2021 • Friends
Visited this beautiful distillery with friends from a college trip, absolutely brilliant!
Lots of memories with guided tour of the entire process of Whisky making!
Will visit soon when the pandemic is no more!
Written 5 June 2021
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619Joey
San Diego, CA1,331 contributions
nice to see a family owned company still operating
Nov 2019
Third stop on my whiskey tour out of Inverness.

Only one on the tour that is still family owned.

We sampled a 10 year old and 15 year old single malt.

We visited one of the original warehouses. You can see the rails used to move the barrels to the warehouse. Also, spent some time in their corporate space. It is nicely decorated. Just outside the corporate hall is a cabinet of bottles dating back to 1950's. Posted with the bottles is a sheet displaying how much the each bottle cost now. That was cool to see how much each year cost.

One interesting fact the guide mentioned was that they still use gas heating. Only two other distilleries still use gas heating, others use a steam coil.
Written 15 October 2020
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tomaszzz_44
Warsaw, Poland196 contributions
Fantastic tour
Sep 2019 • Friends
Oh what a great tour it was! If you are to pick but one distillery to have a tour at go for Glenfarclas. It is relatively small, located in a beautiful scenery and the tour guides are top class. They will cover all the basics but also share some local insights which will make even most seasoned veterans satisfied with how they spend their money. Make some pictures at the old warehouse - there is a lot of liquid gold there :)
Written 17 August 2020
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JCWK2014
58 contributions
Excellent Distillery Tour
Jul 2019
The Glenfarclas Distillery has a great whisky tour and tasting. The tour guides are so knowledgeable of the history and make everything very enjoyable. It was very interesting. As far as the tasting, the room is beautiful and whisky is good. They even give the non-drinkers/drivers small travel bottles instead of the unlabeled vials that other places used.
Written 26 February 2020
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Fiona M
23 contributions
Fantastic family owned Distillery
Jun 2019 • Friends
Glenfarclas Distillery has to be one of our favourite distilleries to visit and take friends to beautiful setting, amazing whisky and amazing tour guides a real gem of the whisky world. We visit when ever we are in the area to say hello and pick up some amazing whisky
Written 12 February 2020
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Helen M
Holywell, Wales, United Kingdom7 contributions
Excellent
Jan 2020
We arrived too late to go on a tour but Suzanne offered us a free taste anyway, which we of course accepted. She was incredibly informative & we enjoyed 3 samples to taste. We felt that even though we didn't get to go on a tour, we learnt so much from Suzanne.
Written 3 February 2020
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Ian B
Aberdeenshire, UK31 contributions
Visit to Malt Whisky Distillery
Aug 2019
We had a very interesting visit experience to this distillery. The guide was particularly interesting and made the visit even more enjoyable.
This is my 5th visit to this distillery, so it must be a worthwhile destination!!
Written 2 February 2020
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NavyAlbert
Bellevue, NE141 contributions
Personal touch
Jan 2020 • Couples
We couldn’t have been happier with our experience at Glenfarclas. We were fortunate to be the only ones on a tour at the time so we had Suzanne, our excellent guide, all to ourselves. As the last tour of the day, we also felt like we got a real ‘behind the scenes’ experience and the family-run feel was really welcoming. The tasting room is a real treat and given my nautical background and military connections, I really enjoyed discovering those links with the Grant family. The whisky is one of my favourites and I ended up purchasing the 105. Overall, a fantastic day and a really great tour.
Written 19 January 2020
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Mrs_Meyer-Sloan
United States69 contributions
Unexpected gem!
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a delightful family run distillery and due to it being the quiet season, we ended up with a private tour and tasting session!

Learnt a great deal about alternative machinery and how processes have changed over the years, really fascinating insight. Suzanne was knowledgable and had a great sense of humour, ideal tour guide and ambassador for the distillery.

Well worth a visit especially to see the oak panelled tasting room from the ship “Empress of Australia”!
Written 19 January 2020
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gatoreed
Metairie, LA936 contributions
A Worth-while Stop in your Whisky Tasting Tour of Scotland
Oct 2019
On a Rabbie’s Whisky Tour and this was one of the distilleries we stopped at. Our tour guide - Alec Reynolds – was terrific; he is very knowledgeable not only about whiskies but also the history of the distillery. He led our tasting session where we got to sample a 10 and a 15-year-old. The tasting from is from the inside of a ship and makes quite the impression, like stepping back in time. Well worth a stop if touring Scotland is search of whiskies.
Written 4 January 2020
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