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Dalwhinnie Distillery

| Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA, Scotland
+44 1540 672219
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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
+44 1540 672219
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Reviewed yesterday

Much enjoyed the whisky and chocolate tasting and the knowledge and advice imparted by the gentleman who served us (Roy?). Didn’t take the tour but the tasting is highly recommended.

Thank PRR50
Reviewed 2 days ago

After an exciting drive up the A9 from Blair Atholl turn off at the signpost for the village and distillery. The distillery is on the northern edge of the town and very visible. There is a large car park adjacent to the building. We called...More

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful setting, great guide, and excellent whisky. Patrick did a great job of guiding us through the distillery; soft-spoken, but very knowledgeable.

Thank JayInSeattle425
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour guide was extremely professional and well educated in the industry. The facilities were clean, the operations green and sustainable, and the tasting was the icing on the cake. The ticket price is worth it for the information alone (I'd pay that for the...More

Thank MNTraveler218
Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned the distillery in August 2017 and had a great time. The guide was a character and made it even more enjoyable. Don't pass on opportunity to pick a bottle or two of special batches that are only available at the distillery. Well worth...More

Thank HeloSapper
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as 4 adults and an 8yr old and all of us really enjoyed the tour. Originally only my grandfather was going to do the whisky and chocolate tour but by the time we did the tour my husband upgraded to the same option....More

Thank Chimmers15
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the smallest distillers in Scotland, and one of the nicest tours. Ken gave us a great tour and was able to answer any question the group asked. It's amazing how much Scotch this little distillery can produce, and it is so good too....More

Thank Lightingguy55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in a beautiful part of Scotland, this distillery embraces their past with a current and future vision: an informative tour, unique tastings, professional staff and chocolate! Who could ask for more?

Thank hlw201
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have the time to attend tours but we've tried whisky&hot chocolate in a cozy place. The hot chocolate was so good!

Thank İpek D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fiona who was extremely knowledgeable and patient (we had two Italians with limited English). If you want to see the plant in full working mode then I suggest you visit between Monday and Thursday as they start to close down for the weekend on Friday....More

Thank pajoph57
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26 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.
26 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)
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.