Aberlour Distillery Brand Home

Aberlour Distillery Brand Home

Aberlour Distillery Brand Home
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
From its magical location alongside the River Spey, this small and intimate distillery holds a special place in the hearts of single malt lovers. Unfortunately due to on site construction we are unable to offer distillery tours at present. We are offering tasting experiences in their place and hope to welcome you soon. Please ensure to follow our social media profiles for up to date information on this. Instagram - @aberlourdistillery Facebook - Aberlour Distillery
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  • Helen M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aberlour Distillery Tasting Session
    We booked a tasting session, it was everything we expected of it. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. A box was provided with small bottles for anyone not able to sample the whiskies on the day. Would recommend it
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Dzeini S
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unparalleled service
    We didn’t manage to secure a tasting slot but Tom was flexible in letting us sample some whiskies. His depth of knowledge and hospitality made the experience like a tour itself, if not better. His passion shines through and despite the store being very busy with a lot of customers, we got our questions answered. And a bonus Aberlour stamp too! Tom is an asset to Aberlour and we’ll come back again to buy more whisky.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Iguardo
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for whisky enthusiasts
    Although the distillery was closed for renovations, the tasting was fantastic. Very informative, I learned a lot about the history of Aberlour (the distillery and the town) and Mr. Fleming who created it and was a innovative benefactor to the town. Sadly I didn’t get the guide’s name but he was excellent and witty. I’m eagerly waiting on the completion of the works so I can do the whole tour next.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Ross
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Single Cask Tastings
    My friends & I booked the Single Casks Explored tasting experience for September 7th. We attended a few experiences across a range of distilleries and this particular tasting from Aberlour Distillery was the unanimous favourite amongst the group. Our host, Flora, prepared four single malt whiskies for our tasting, which included a 10 year old 1st-fill Sherry butt - my favourite of the four. Flora articulated themselves tremendously well throughout and served as an excellent host. Thanks again, Flora!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 September 2023
  • dthompsonarg
    Denver, Colorado37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice small-group tour!
    I had a driver from Aberdeen who picked me up at my hotel and drove me to/from this tour. It took about 1 hr and 15 mins to arrive, traveling at a good but safe clip. My husband and I had considered renting a car at Aberdeen Int'l Airport and driving there but my husband had to cancel the trip at the last minute due to urgent back surgery so I went anyway. Incidentally, I had pre-purchased two tickets and Aberlour Distillery was very gracious and quick to refund Honey's un-used ticket. I was going to rent a car and drive myself but have never driven on the left and there were numerous quick turns several miles away near Aberlour. I was also concerned about consuming alcohol due to Scotland's strict alcohol enforcement and extremely high fines for violations (2,500 pounds, I read somewhere!). This explains the high number of loaded bus tours, which didn't interest me since I only wanted to visit Aberlour Distillery. Although I ended up paying 325 pounds for the driver (seemed high but the driver was qualified and a total class act and it was cheaper than me screwing up and possibly having an accident and associated headaches). I am SO RELIEVED that I had a professional driver! The distillery is owned by French conglomerate Pernod-Ricard as is a world class operation. Aberlour's tour itself was about an hour, with 12 or so fun people (mostly men) seated at two long tables with 5 Single Malt Cask tastings (I avoided the 1st one on the left which smelled like Everclear to me) and a small bag of chips. Aberlour's "guide" was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. She spoke a little too fast for me to comprehend all the history and humor since I was still getting used to "Scottish". I had mistakenly thought that this tour would include my favorite Aberlour Distillery product, A'Bunadh. This was completely MY mistake. I'm not a huge fan of Single Cask single malts and am not a big drinker so when I do consume, I want it to be "worth it"/i.e. A'Bunadh. My driver waited the hour for me but unfortunately I did not have time to tour Aberlour village, which looked charming. I hope to return with my husband some day. A pricey but fun way to spend a rainy day.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Blervie House
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First rate visit to Aberlour Distillery
    We were in Aberlour and dropped into this lovely distillery for a superb visit and tasting, which was absolutely perfect for my two Texan visitors. I knew no tour was available, but the tasting and the time and detail taken more than made up for this, not to mention an excellent choice of drams available. It's a great place to stop either in Aberlour or when visiting Speyside distilleries.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Rich30350
    Sandy Springs, Georgia698 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tasting Not a Tour
    I don’t know if they all are tasting but ours was…I think it may have been due to distillery construction. We went into a very nice wood paneled tasting room. The presenter was very knowledgeable and the 5 whiskey’s were excellent. It was a great tasting but no tour.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 October 2023
  • JulesMill
    Wisbech, United Kingdom337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tasting
    Booked the 30 minute tasting session as the distillery is currently closed as there is a lot of building work being done. We were greeted and introductions were made before we headed into the tasting room. The gentleman doing the tasking was great and really informative. Lots of information and explanations about each of the whiskies we tried and the barrels used. Along with some of the history and current working of Arbelour itself. As my husband was driving, he was provided with bottles to take the samples back to try later which was a really great idea. A really worthwhile experience and would definitely recommend .
    Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time at Aberlour Distillery. We hope to welcome you back soon! We are currently expanding the distillery so are in a temporary Brand Home until the distillery construction is complete. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.
    Written 25 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Tim O
    Birmingham, United Kingdom471 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reflections
    Megan led the reflections tasting. No tour, at the moment, due to an expansion of the facility. The storytelling, the journey through the past and future was fascinating. The taste selection was well worth the experience. It lasts just over an hour but it is a nice thing to do.
    Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your whisky tasting experience with Megan. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Aberlour Distillery for a tour once the construction is complete. Thank you again!
    Written 3 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 May 2024
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kmccane
Kansas City, MO132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We very much enjoyed our morning tasting here. Our host was very friendly, fun, and knowledgeable. The whiskeys were quite good and they handle drivers well.
Written 19 May 2024
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Thank you for your review! We strive to ensure our guests have a great time when they are visiting us at the distillery. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your whisky tasting experience. We hope to welcome you to Aberlour again in the future.
Written 20 May 2024
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Melissa M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The assistant manager, Meagan, was very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about what she does. We enjoyed a phenomenal tasting!
Written 6 May 2024
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Hi Melissa, thank you so much for your review! We are very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable tasting with Megan, I'll be sure to pass your feedback on. We hope to welcome you back to the distillery soon. Thank you again.
Written 7 May 2024
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Tim O
Birmingham, UK471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Megan led the reflections tasting. No tour, at the moment, due to an expansion of the facility. The storytelling, the journey through the past and future was fascinating. The taste selection was well worth the experience. It lasts just over an hour but it is a nice thing to do.
Written 2 May 2024
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Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your whisky tasting experience with Megan. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Aberlour Distillery for a tour once the construction is complete. Thank you again!
Written 3 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JulesMill
Wisbech, UK337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Booked the 30 minute tasting session as the distillery is currently closed as there is a lot of building work being done.
We were greeted and introductions were made before we headed into the tasting room. The gentleman doing the tasking was great and really informative. Lots of information and explanations about each of the whiskies we tried and the barrels used. Along with some of the history and current working of Arbelour itself. As my husband was driving, he was provided with bottles to take the samples back to try later which was a really great idea.
A really worthwhile experience and would definitely recommend .
Written 20 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time at Aberlour Distillery. We hope to welcome you back soon! We are currently expanding the distillery so are in a temporary Brand Home until the distillery construction is complete. Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.
Written 25 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve H
Milford on Sea, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
My brother and I visited the shop and were hosted by Marlies. Had a great time discussing and tasting the different whiskies we were drawn to.
Written 11 December 2023
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Rich30350
Sandy Springs, GA698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I don’t know if they all are tasting but ours was…I think it may have been due to distillery construction. We went into a very nice wood paneled tasting room. The presenter was very knowledgeable and the 5 whiskey’s were excellent. It was a great tasting but no tour.
Written 20 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Blervie House
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We were in Aberlour and dropped into this lovely distillery for a superb visit and tasting, which was absolutely perfect for my two Texan visitors. I knew no tour was available, but the tasting and the time and detail taken more than made up for this, not to mention an excellent choice of drams available. It's a great place to stop either in Aberlour or when visiting Speyside distilleries.
Written 17 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

aliandfreddy
Kirkmichael, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Whisky tasting at Aberlour Distillery was great, our host was brilliant, certainly knew his stuff, the tasting was fun and informative, really nice to learn the history of the distillery and whisky's were very nice.
Written 6 October 2023
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dthompsonarg
Denver, CO37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I had a driver from Aberdeen who picked me up at my hotel and drove me to/from this tour. It took about 1 hr and 15 mins to arrive, traveling at a good but safe clip. My husband and I had considered renting a car at Aberdeen Int'l Airport and driving there but my husband had to cancel the trip at the last minute due to urgent back surgery so I went anyway. Incidentally, I had pre-purchased two tickets and Aberlour Distillery was very gracious and quick to refund Honey's un-used ticket. I was going to rent a car and drive myself but have never driven on the left and there were numerous quick turns several miles away near Aberlour. I was also concerned about consuming alcohol due to Scotland's strict alcohol enforcement and extremely high fines for violations (2,500 pounds, I read somewhere!). This explains the high number of loaded bus tours, which didn't interest me since I only wanted to visit Aberlour Distillery. Although I ended up paying 325 pounds for the driver (seemed high but the driver was qualified and a total class act and it was cheaper than me screwing up and possibly having an accident and associated headaches). I am SO RELIEVED that I had a professional driver!

The distillery is owned by French conglomerate Pernod-Ricard as is a world class operation. Aberlour's tour itself was about an hour, with 12 or so fun people (mostly men) seated at two long tables with 5 Single Malt Cask tastings (I avoided the 1st one on the left which smelled like Everclear to me) and a small bag of chips. Aberlour's "guide" was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. She spoke a little too fast for me to comprehend all the history and humor since I was still getting used to "Scottish". I had mistakenly thought that this tour would include my favorite Aberlour Distillery product, A'Bunadh. This was completely MY mistake. I'm not a huge fan of Single Cask single malts and am not a big drinker so when I do consume, I want it to be "worth it"/i.e. A'Bunadh. My driver waited the hour for me but unfortunately I did not have time to tour Aberlour village, which looked charming. I hope to return with my husband some day. A pricey but fun way to spend a rainy day.
Written 25 September 2023
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SethElder
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Definitely an experience that I’ll remember forever. Jonathan was so knowledgeable about the history of Aberlour, and we really enjoyed our time with him. And…the whisky was amazing.
Written 22 September 2023
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