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“An interesting place to visit - even the kids enjoyed it!”

Glen Ord Distillery
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Owner description: Nestled on the outskirts of Muir of Ord, Glen Ord Distillery is one of the Highland's hidden treasures producing liquid gold all year round. With a welcome as warm as the whisky, you'll be sure to leave satisfied after experiencing the world-famous Scottish hospitality at this 5* visitor attraction. Open all year, Glen Ord offers a range of tours to suit everyone; from the whisky novice to the connoisseur.
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We happened on the Glen Ord distillery by chance whilst touring Scotland.

I’ve visited a few distilleries in my time and this is definitely one of the better ones. They have plenty of historical exhibits, film show and tons of information about how Glen Ord came about and how whiskey was invented and made through the past years and right up to the present.

The staff were welcoming and offered plenty of information about the different whiskies, how they get their flavours and colours. All in all a very interesting place and well worth a visit if you’re passing.

Its also the only place in England you can buy their produce as all the rest of it is exported, so make taste plenty and stock up while you’re there!

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We didn't have time for a distillery tour, but for £2 (which is what it costs to look around the exhibition about the distilling process), you get tasters of two of their single malts. That seems pretty good value to me!! One member of staff in particular was really helpful and knowledgeable when discussing the different tasting notes/qualities of the whiskies.

Thank donna b
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Unfortunately we didn't have time to go on the full tour so we just went in to the visitor centre, read the information boards and watched the video. What a good idea to have a choice of a full or mini tour. It served it's purpose and was very worthwhile. The lady on reception and the chap at the end who gave us a sample were very friendly and helpful. It's also worth bearing in mind that it's a good idea to buy a bottle of the Singleton malt here as it can't be bought elsewhere in the UK. How ridiculous is that!!!

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We arrived just in time for the final tour of the day, which only consisted of 5 people, an Englishman, an Indian, an Australian and 2 Germans. Our helpful tour guide Linda was therefore able to ensure that we all understood every aspect of the tour. I did 4 distillery tours during my Scottish stay and this was by far the best. Linda really knows her stuff and was an excellent guide. Every aspect of the distilling process was clearly explained and shown to us. The tasting of this fine product concluded the tour and I was very pleased to see that the tasting was not restricted to just 1 particular malt. I do recommend prior to doing the tour that you register with Friends of the Classic Malts, either in the distillery before the tour, or via this web site http://www.malts.com/index.php/Gateway-en
This only requires the registration of your personal details, email, address, etc. In return, you get a passport, which provides you with a free tour at each of the 12 distillerys in the group (all owned by Diageo), plus £3 off each bottle purchased in the distillery shops. The passport does not expire, so can be carried over from one year to the next. The tour at Glen Ord costs £6 so the passport can afford a substantial saving.

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stumbled onto the Glen Ord Distillery traveling to our next stop. The tour is not that long but you cover a lot of fun facts, see the actual distillery, whiskey at various stages of the process in huge barrels and learn how to sip and identify the different flavors of a whiskey.

Thank Terri K
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