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Dalwhinnie Distillery

| Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA, Scotland
+44 1540 672219
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Visited the visitors centre today Bought my husband a bottle of Winter Gold £41.95 Morrison’s... read more

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Baileytraveler2018
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tasting stop enhanced by chocolate pairings

We made a short stop while driving from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh. We sampled a few whiskies and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Dalwhinnie Distillery is a VisitScotland five star attraction and the home to a famous Highland Single Malt Whisky renowned for its gentle flavours accentuated with notes of heather honey, citrus, vanilla and sweet malt. The site of the distillery was chosen for its access to clear spring water and abundant peat from the surrounding bogs. Set in splendid mountain scenery at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland at 1164 feet above sea level. The name Dalwhinnie is derived from the Gaelic language, meaning ‘meeting place’, referring to the meeting of ancient cattle drovers' routes through the mountains. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the distillery (Dalwhinnie has been awarded “Best Distillery Tour 2017” by Drinks International so it’s always best to book ahead) - the tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and offers visitors a detailed explanation of the traditional art of malt whisky distilling. At the conclusion of the tour each adult is offered a complimentary dram of whisky with a matching handmade chocolate, a souvenir tasting glass, and a discount voucher which can be redeemed in the distillery shop. The whisky and chocolate matching theme is carried forward with the availability of a selection of tasting flights matching the finest single malt whiskies with the superlative artisanal chocolates of Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier. These flights are served in the tasting area on a bespoke tray and a member of the team will describe the best way to enjoy the whiskies and chocolate before leaving you to enjoy at your leisure. And visitors who have no time for either a tour or tasting are most welcome to relax in the visitor centre, watch a short DVD, or browse an extensive selection of fine malt whiskies on sale. Dalwhinnie is 1.5 hours south of Inverness on the A9, 2 hours north of Edinburgh on the A9 and 1 hour east of Fort William on the A86 and A82. Located close to the A9 and A86, its central location makes it a great base for exploring other single malt distilleries and is only a short drive away from Aviemore, Pitlochry and Fort William.
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| Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the visitors centre today Bought my husband a bottle of Winter Gold £41.95 Morrison’s super market are selling it for £39.00 should have checked before we went but you would think that buying it where it is made it may be a little cheaper...More

Thank Baileytraveler2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made a short stop while driving from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh. We sampled a few whiskies and enjoyed the pairings. Our server was very informative and helpful in our selections. The hot chocolate was divine and made visit worthwhile for our non-whisky drinking...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely tour led by Neil who was very enthusiastic and answered all my questions . Ana served me at the counter and interested me into a tasting tour, she was fab..really lovely girl. Really nice to see some young faces working at the distillery :)...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great tour. Includes 2 tastings for 8 pounds. Upgraded to 4 more tastings for 12 pounds. Well worth it. Each whisky was paired with a specific crafted chocolate.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The distillery offers different numbers of tastes. I did the 3 whisky sampler and it was wonderful! You get to sample three lovely whiskys and a companion chocolate as well as a souvenir glass and a coupon for £5 off your purchase all for £12....More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a novice to whisky. I was on a tour of west Scotland, and we stopped for a limited amount of time at this distillery. I chose the 4 whiskies taste. Each whisky is paired with one of their chocolates, which creates an interesting taste...More

Thank hrsch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn’t have time to take a tour. Only tried a bit of whisky and some chocolate both of which were very good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was very enlightening, and shows around the distillery and warehouse areas. The tasting was a nice touch. We were impressed by how well up kept the building was. Definitely recommended for whiskey amateurs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour led by the charismatic Davy Campbell. A great sense of humour and a skill for explaining the complex in a way that could be understood by the uninitiated. A lot is fitted into the time given over for the tour....More

1  Thank Fineanddandy1983
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place! Dalwhinnie is way up in the highlands and just to see the surroundings is lovely. We had a tour of the distillery and a small tasting which included 6 whiskys and some chocolates. What a great combination! The tastings were very...More

Thank ClausO70
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JENInvernessshire
27 July 2017|
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Response from Dalwhinnie D | Property representative |
hi there You must be at least 8 and accompanied by an adult. for tasting and purchase 18 and over.
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JENInvernessshire
27 July 2017|
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Response from NickysNursery | Reviewed this property |
I believe the minimum age is 8 accompanied by an adult (18 and over)
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Lynette P
26 June 2017|
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Response from Dalwhinnie D | Property representative |
it's a 10 minute walk with a cafe on the way. you can't miss it. Big white building with Dalwhinnie written in 10 foot letters on the side. it's hard to get a taxi as the nearest firm is around 30 miles away.
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