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Cardhu Distillery

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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.
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| Knockando, Aberlour AB38 7RY, Scotland
+44 1479 874635
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like Cardhu and so was very pleased it is the first distillery I have visited. Amy was our tour guide who was knowledgeable and answered all the questions I had (which were a few as I knew nothing!). I thank her for her patience,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I had been driving through the Cairngorms and decided to chance it on getting a tour at the distillery. Unfortunately we were too late (our own fault) but we were still given the chance to taste some whiskey! Lois, our host, was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had a lovely tasting tour 6 cardhu whisky's great wee tour great value for money, the best of the diageo tours we have been on, loved the house with the red door beautiful place for the tasting. Loraine made us very welcome.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lorraine was our guide and very knowledgeable and friendly she was. Obviously bought up in the industry and has lived and worked at the Chardu distillery for a considerable time. An informative introduction preceded a full tour and although all the distilleries are similar in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank V2357WGpaulc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cardhu Distillery is located in a lovely setting, the staff are very friendly. Our tour guide Kay was very knowledgable, and it was interesting to see the processes involved in whisky production. It is a nice way to spend an hour or two.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Had a great visit here today, lovely young lady opened up for us extremely friendly and very knowledgeable No Hard sell!! Well stocked shop and even pet friendly coos! Would recommend and we will be back! :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 919tracyj
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Our group of 6 (including three teenagers, two of which were over 18) had a perfect tour of the Distillery led by Lorraine. I was the only whisky aficionado in our group but the tour delivered for all of us on some level and more....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John I
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Just left , what an amazing place even for us none whiskey drinkers . Loved sitting in the lounge , it felt very special ... I even liked the whiskey 🥃

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kate H
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We were help by a young lady that was a 4th generation worker at the distillery. She not only told us the history of the distillery with a sense of passion, she gave it context with her own story. She was funny and helpful and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wientraveler02
Reviewed 15 December 2018

The Cardhu Distillery was the highlight of our trip! My husband and I did the Collection Tour and found it to be most enlightening. Our guide was friendly and highly experienced as she had been at Cardhu Distillery for 22 years. The guide tutored us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from SCJLA | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them online and book whatever taste you wish. They also allowed unlimited tastes at a small price per taste. Their distillery only bottling of the Cardhu limited edition is a fantastic bottle of Scotch to... More
23 April 2018|
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Response from FritzBoyd | Reviewed this property |
Just Cardu even though JW owns them.