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The Balvenie Distillery

Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
+44 1340 822210
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This is one of the most authentic distilleries a person can ever visit in Scotland. Retaining the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Craig D
Cape Town, South Africa
via mobile
A beautiful distillery and a perfect tour and tasting.

We booked for the visit at The Balvenie. We were with 6 other people so it was a kind of private... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ronald V
Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
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Balvenie Distillery Balvenie Maltings, Dufftown AB55 4BB, Scotland
+44 1340 822210
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most authentic distilleries a person can ever visit in Scotland. Retaining the craft of fine whisky making at Balvenie you can see a real live working distillery in the age old traditions of crafting golden beauty. Floor Malting, Cooperage all...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for the visit at The Balvenie. We were with 6 other people so it was a kind of private tour. This distillery is a very beautiful one, you get to see all. From the malting floor to the cooperage. We could take photos...More

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

3 hour tour with excellent guide David,one of the best tours ever & the best & most comprehensive tastings,all excellent drams & the new batch 1509 run to finish,you get to see the maltings & the cooperage in action,well worth the £40,also a chance to...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Came here on the 2nd October 2017 as part of my 30th birthday. Always been a fan of Balvenie and was really looking forward to it - this did not disappoint. We arrived by taxi to the Distillery to be greeted by a lovely lady...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were on a 2 week tour of Scotland and included 5 distillery tours. This was by far the best. Because the tours are very limited, we had to actually plan our trip around the dates available for a tour at Balvenie (one of our...More

Thank WestCoastJohn&Jane
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A highly personalised experienced. It was a small group of 6 of us. What was amazing was the attention to detail and to see how despite all that is going on in this world, the craft is being kept alive. And if you get a...More

Thank Swee N
Reviewed 18 September 2017

£40 to tour a distillery, Outrageous" you might retort but!!!!!!! IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY..... The three hour tour was so absorbing and interesting, we tried whisky straight from the cask and great whisky to boot. we were taken round Balvenies's own cooperage and those...More

Thank dramsman
Reviewed 22 August 2017

During a trip to Speyside, I had to limit distillery tours to a small handful. As a result, despite the £40 price tag for a tour, I decided to book at least 6 weeks ahead to ensure I wouldn't be disappointed. Correspondence between Balvenie and...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I attempted to make a booking at Balvenie for a distillery tour during our trip to Scotland. I made a request on line several weeks before our trip and received no response at all. We could have tried to call, but didn't have their number...More

1  Thank Sundance1406
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I have waited all my life for this whisky tour. The wait was WAY beyond worth it. Balvenie is a very special place. Charlie is a superb guide. He made us feel warm and welcomed in his home. Thank you so much!!! Daniel & Gavriella.

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1 October 2017|
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Response from dramsman | Reviewed this property |
you can buy at the visitor centre both at The Balvenie and the adjoining Glenfiddich. if you haven't tried the Balvenie tour i can highly recommend it. it is a fascinating experience and well worth the £40. the sampling... More
Andy P
20 September 2017|
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Response from dramsman | Reviewed this property |
you won't get free samples unless you're on the tour but if you phone them, you might be allowed to use the shop to buy, it has good pricing..just phone up, it's simple. try the Seven Stills in Dufftown, they do great... More
Hannah M
19 May 2017|
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Response from dramsman | Reviewed this property |
we turned up after getting phone call from them, i would phone them and book, preferably well in advance and even if they are fully booked, as was the case when phone three weeks before hand, i was asked if i'd like to be... More