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Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery

Lochy Bridge, Fort William PH33 6TJ, Scotland
01397 700200
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Ranked #12 of 14 Activities in Fort William
Type: Factory Tours, Breweries
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Visited here with a group and I had expected that the 'tasting' at the end would be more than a tiny drop of one whisky considering that they had several different types on sale. The guide was pleasant enough and knew his stuff but he was a little full of himself and clearly couldn't wait until Scotland separated from the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

we visited this distillery as a couple who have visited many distilleries on our visits to Scottland. The guide was a mature Scottish man with a highland accent who explained in detail the processes in language everybody did understand. it is a little bit noisy but this gives the true atmosphere of how whisky is made. We finished with a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited four different distilleries in Scotland, the tour through the Ben Nevis was the worst by far! The guide was totally bored, spoke far too quiet and used to talk in the areas of the distillery where it was loudest. I understood almost nothing. Plus: the whisky is cheap p***, the good news is that this doesn't matter, because... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour started with a silly 10-minute film. Following the film, we were led on the tour by a bored guide who reeled off a canned presentation. The presentation wasn't clear on several points, and the guide responded to questions in a dismissive and unhelpful fashion. If you're in the area and want to tour a distillery, I'd recommend the... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took the 10:00 a.m. tour on August 4th and enjoyed it. The tour guide was very personable with a good sense of humor who gave a fantastic overview of the Scotch making process. She was able to answer any questions posed by the approximately 20 guests. The tour lasted about a 1/2 hour and ended with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a short tour of the distillery, takes no more than 30-40 minutes with a great 10 minute video to start showing the history of whiskey ans the distillery. Has a small cafe on site with a shop to buy some bottles of the whiskey. Lost of parking available with spending an hour here and not bad for £5.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

By far the worst distillery on our tour. Do yourself a favor and drive to Oban (1 hour's drive). The staff were extremely arrogant and absolute in their opinions. The explanations were memorised word by word and he couldn't care less. Also, if you have to start your sentence with "I'm not a xenophobe, but ...", you probably shouldn't finish... More

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Valencia, Venezuela
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We paid for this tour, which lasted 40'. I don't know why, but we were very bad informated by they. In fact they said to us to wait for ten minutes until starting the visit...but the visit was starting at the same time in other place. So we missed the first 10 minutes of the tour due to an irresponsible... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Disappointing in a number of ways. First of all one of the very few places that said we had to pay for tickets with cash because they don't have facilities to pay with credit cards for admissions. Secondly the tour was short and we did not see areas we expected to see after visiting many distilleries over the years. Finally... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We called in Sunday 24th august. We didn't want to go on a tour but my husband wanted to try the whiskey. We had previously called in at the Tomatin distillery at the end of the day and were met with obliging staff and free tastings. Our experience here was very different! My husband went in with our friends before... More

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