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Address: Fettercairn | Laurencekirk, Aberdeen AB30 1YE, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-01-561-340205
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No tours due to work being done in the distillery. Still work a visit

Didn't realise there were no tours running for some time so call ahead if you really want the full experience. You do get a free taste of whisky and can enjoy it in a nice room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Didn't realise there were no tours running for some time so call ahead if you really want the full experience. You do get a free taste of whisky and can enjoy it in a nice room where a video about the distillery plays on a loop. The lady in the reception/shop is very nice. We were still glad we came... More 

1 Thank 94009007
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108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We visited this small distillery today only to find that he tours were not available. No problem at all as we went to the small shop and were able to taste whatever we wanted to and were served by a delightful Scottish lady who was knowledgeable and charming. Contrast this with our visit to Royal Lochnagar, where they appear more... More 

2 Thank JemBrisbane
Sydney Australia
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We desperately wanted to visit a distillery, but were not close enough to any of the more well-known distilleries. We called up Fettercairn and booked in for what was to be a very personal and thorough tour of the distillery. Fettercairn is situated in a very scenic part of the world, close to a few historic castles and can be... More 

2 Thank Captain_Moonduck
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Everything was very limited when we visited because of work being carried out. The very friendly lady did put on the video and sort out a tasting for us but the whiskey is very limited (although very nice) so not much to purchase in the shop. Sad it was not touring or more there.

3 Thank Higgins-Clan
Crepy-en-Valois, France
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I made a visit to the Highlands Distillery in the Aberdeen, Scotland and had a good visit. The tour was suspended due to upgrades and improvements currently underway at the Fettercairn Distillery, but I had a short video and an awesome tasting. I was hosted by the kindest and most competitent person. She explained briefly explained the history of the... More 

2 Thank dsallen1ak
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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132 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We came here as it is just down the road from my parents' house and I had never been here, despite it being so close. We were greeted warmly by a lady who offered to take us on the tour and a few minutes later, another couple came in, so the 4 of us were taken on the tour. It... More 

1 Thank VodkaQueenNL
Hengelo, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Due to a road closure we were about 45 minutes late, but that was no problem at all (we did phone ahead). Very friendly staff and our tour guide had some good stories and of course something unique to tell regarding the distillery. Tasting was good, with two standard edition, but also the (then) yet to be released limited edition.... More 

Thank Raimund L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

This is Scotland's second oldest distillery and you have probably never heard of it. A very nice Spey side scotch. The tour was very informative and such a beautiful setting! Thank you.

Thank Nancy H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited Sat 6th June with my wife and mother around 10.35, got to the visitor centre and no one was there, there was a sign saying next tour at 11.30 but no other member of staff was there to help, also could not visit the shop as it was locked up, my mother is 84 so decided to go elsewhere,... More 

Thank Alan D
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Even though we went on a Saturday it was very quiet and we had our own guided tour for the four of us. It was very interesting and our guide was very good and explained all things clearly. The setting was lovely and and the whole distillery was extremely clean and sparkling. Highly recommended and the wee dram was enjoyed... More 

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