We are delighted to offer the following Distillery tours for 2023.
Please note bookings can only be made online and that we are unable to offer walk-in tours. Guests must be over 18 years old for all distillery experiences, and we operate a Challenge 25 policy. Please remember to bring ID. Our booking system accepts all major credit cards, including American Express and we offer refunds and rescheduling up to 48 hours before the tour.
Ballindalloch Short Tour & Drams
We have designed this shorter experience to welcome visitors from our local area and beyond, to have access to our award-winning manual distillery and to hear how we make our sustainable single estate malt whisky.
You will walk through our production area with our distillery ambassador then sample two of our single cask Ballindalloch whiskies, to showcase how our smooth and fruity spirit matures in both American white oak barrels and European sherry butts. (We provide drivers bottles if required)
To avoid disappointment please book online prior to your visit, but if there is space on a tour, we accept walk-ins on the day.
Duration 45 mins
Time: 10am / 11.30am / 1.30pm / 3pm
Maximum: 8 people
Cost: £20.00 pp
Ballindalloch Distillery Tour and Tasting
Enjoy a tour of Ballindalloch distillery with our knowledgeable distillery ambassador, and discover not only, the magic of malt whisky production but the unique history of our family-owned distillery.
After your tour, which includes a visit to a warehouse, you will discover the art of maturation in the splendour of the Long Gallery. A tutored tasting will reveal the vital role the oak plays in creating flavours in Scotch whisky. In addition to a sample of new spirit, plus a couple of expressions of Cask Strength, 7-year old Ballindalloch Single Malt Scotch Whisky you will also taste an aged Cragganmore from a private cask of the Macpherson-Grant family.
Day: Monday, Tuesdays and Thursday
Duration 1 hour 30 Minutes
Maximum: 8 people
Cost: £75.00 pp
Single Estate Whisky Experience
Built to reflect the traditions of distilleries more familiar to generations past, we have a rare attitude to making whisky.
For this half-day experience, you will see what it means to us to make our whisky using a fully manual process.
This gives you a detailed and more hands-on technical insight into the distillery alongside our production team. You will get as close as possible to the whisky-making process and understand why we have been awarded the Icons of Whisky Craft Producer of the Year four times.
Your time with us will finish with a tutored tasting with our distillery ambassador, where you will be among the first in the world to sample Ballindalloch Single Malt Scotch Whisky, along with samples of aged Cragganmore from the private casks of the Macpherson-Grant family.
Time: 08.00 am – 12.30 pm
Maximum: 2 people
Cost: £100.00 pp
The Art of Whisky Making
This is certainly not a tour! It is a chance to experience and be fully involved in a full day of production.
Your day will start at 8.00 am, when you will be welcomed by Distillery Manager Colin Poppy, who will outline your day ahead and introduce you to the production team. Colin, Davy, Neil and Josh will then oversee your time working with them in all aspects of their day, from milling and mashing through to distilling and cask filling. We do not rely on automation here, so prepare to be very busy!
Regardless of your level of whisky making knowledge, you are assured of learning something new. As the winner of the Icons of Whisky Craft Producer of the Year in 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022, we are proud to be able to offer you a rare opportunity to experience whisky making the way it always used to be.
Your day will finish relaxing in the Family Room with a very special dram.
Lunch is provided, so if you have any dietary requirements, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Maximum: 2 people
Cost: £195.00 pp