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The Balvenie Distillery

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Address: Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
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+44 1340 822210

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One of the more expensive tours, but in my opinion worth it. I actually spent my birthday there on 11/11. They took a moment of silence at 11am for Remembrance Day. The place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

One of the more expensive tours, but in my opinion worth it. I actually spent my birthday there on 11/11. They took a moment of silence at 11am for Remembrance Day. The place still does things the old fashioned way, and the quality shows. The tour was excellent. The tastings were good. Do go ahead and join Warehouse 24 before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Recently did a tour and tasting here. What an amazing time it was. As a group of 5 persons we toured the operations and was properly educated on their entire process. As part of our tour with Charles Metcalfe, we were offered to visit the warehouse and sample some hand picked casks. I chose a bourbon cask and a sherry... More 

1 Thank Steve-JL.a.
Islay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Having visited quite a few distilleries before, we were wondering about the 3h duration of this tour. However the time flew by! The maltings and cooperage were amazing and Warehouse 24 is a very special place. The tasting was a lovely end to a great visit and the small group and great guide made for a great experience. Thanks Charles!

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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

After parking in the wooded copse, we wound our way to the distillery proper. We started the tour with coffee and shortbread with Charles, our guide and met the other guys on the tour. We then spent the next two hours touring around all the different parts of the whisky making process, from the malting of the barley, through to... More 

Thank Ayrdiver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

we were given a very detailed tour of their distillery. very informative. tour guide was very knowledgable. excellent tasting selections given to us. highly recommend this tour.

Thank 2ring3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We did another very good whisky tour before (Macallan) but this tour exceeded our expectations by far. We were 4 people plus our guide David who patiently answered all of our questions and did a great job throughout the entire tour. We got to see everything there is, including the cooperage. Among the many highlights were the extensive whisky tasting... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I have been on a number of distillery visits. However I must say that The Balvenie visit surpasses them all. The visit was very intimate providing a unique experience into the world of whisky making to the highest level. An experience never to be forgotten.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Our last tour was the Balvenie and it was the best. Chris Muir is so passionate about the company that it shows on the tour. From the malting process to the cooperage you really feel the experience. The tasting goes from a 12 year to a 30 and if you are a member of warehouse 24 you get a special... More 

Thank Marc F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is our second visit to the Balvenie Distillery, David (again) was a great teacher. This is the perfect way to learn more about whisky. It is well organized, small groups so it is almost personalized, we loved the experience. One piece of advise, don't drive! You can stay at the Highland Spirit bed and breakfast (absolutely fabulous) and then... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Two things I suggest book this tour far in advance (when I had my tour they said that they had no openings for 2 weeks) and sign up for warehouse 24 (you get something well worth it for this, make sure you tell the tour guide your a member). This tour is more expensive than most but well worth it.... More 

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