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Dallas Dhu Whisky Distillery

South of Forres, Scotland
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Ranked #16 of 51 Activities in Aberdeenshire
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The now defunct distillery is a museum.
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Fife, Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our final distillery visit planned for the whisky trial, we had visited two working distillery's and so decided to visit this 'moth balled' distillery also and we were not disappointed. The attraction and the surrounding gardens and picnic area are spotless and very well maintained, the staff are also very helpful and are there when you need /... More

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a good place to visit but it is not a working distillery which is, in my opinion, a wee drawback. There is plenty to learn however and the grounds are immaculate with plentiful parking. The access road is a bit narrow so care is needed. However, this is a worthwhile place to visit if you are in the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This distillery lets you get closest to the machinery, and take an audio tour at your own pace. A great visit included in the price of the yearly membership to Historic Scotland (another great tip.)

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Glasgow
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As a keen whisky drinker and having visited numerous active distilleries in the Highlands, Lowlands and Islands this is a refreshing change. Being non active you are free to wander the distillery at your leisure, there's a great little guide book available for a few pounds which summarises the process really nicely. The staff are extremely helpful and pleasant, the... More

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

There is a self-guided audio tour that talks though the steps of the whisky making process that enhances the existing signage and is worth getting (no extra charge). Also a quiz for kids to fill out as they walk around. Adults get a dram and kids get orange juice at the end of the tour. You can sip while you... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Having arranged to travel to the area to see a number of Historic Scotland sites in the area we arrived to find a sign up saying that the property was closed due to conditions beyond their control but we could visit for free without a guide or a free dram- which spoilt the visit rather. We took the self guided... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This Distillery stopped production in 1983 as the economy worsened and was taken over by Historic Scotland. The great thing is that you can take your time to wander around and understand the process. The audio guides are excellent and you can take photographs of all the parts including the Stills which working distilleries don't allow. I now know how... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
72 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Audio tour was so useful, this is such a fascinating visit , ended by a taste of pure nectar .good shop mas well shame there's no cafe though.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
71 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice job from Historic Scotland for preserving this Victorian distillery, instead of it being either "renovated" (in better case) or even worse demolished. It's well signposted, even though you have to resist the urge to turn around - it's hidden until the last moment. The price of £5.50 for a tour with an audio guide and a dram is more... More

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Paris, France
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We visited this distillery with our three kids - 14yrs, 12yrs & 9yrs. As it is no longer producing whiskey we were able to visit all the areas and see exactly how a distillery works. You do not have a tour guide but can have an audio guide which is okay but I think if one part of the tour... More

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