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Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery

Lochy Bridge, Fort William PH33 6TJ, Scotland
01397 700200
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Ranked #10 of 12 activities in Fort William
Type: Factory Tours, Breweries
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you're anywhere near beautiful Fort William and have a taste for Scotch, make sure to drop by this gem of a distillery! Very friendly tour guide was hilarious and informative. The whole process is fascinating and this tour gives you an all access pass to see exactly how small batch hand crafted scotch is made by one of the... More

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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I've visited quite a few distilleries and most are interesting but a bit samey. This was different and refreshing. The guide had a wonderfully dry sense of humour and was a fount of trivia on various things as well as whisky. Apart from an obviously deep knowledge of whisky his specialist subject was Brian Ferry! At the tasting part he... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

im not a whisky expert but I am interested and over 4 years have managed to visit 22 distilleries - all have something different to offer. what I got here was exceptional . My guide was totally committed and more than knew his stuff. even after many distillery visit for me he managed to make this visit fresh and new.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The guide was really good and had a very good sense of humour. As renovations were taking place we didn't get to see all the areas. What we did see and hear was good. We had a chance to sample and purchase this magic potion.

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Mainz, Germany
1 review
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have done many brewery tours, but this was my first Whisky Distillery and I, as well as other members of the group, had a lot of questions. Our guide John was highly knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions and do so with a bit of humor attached. You could tell he was very passionate about Whisky and... More

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Truro
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Interesting to see that others have had a very similar experience. Two of us drove 40 miles for the 1pm tour on Friday October 11th, which we were told was the only tour on that day, and the last day of our holiday. We arrived in the visitor's centre at 1pm on the dot, only to be told that the... More

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Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Small whisky distillery close to the highest mountain of Scotland. Professional guide, typical food, interesting tour, nice degustation of whisky at the end of the tour. Very nice place! In this region are a lot of hiking possibilities to combine with a whisky tour in the evening.

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Worsley, Manchester, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the distillery. The tour guide was very informative. It was a quick tour that was started with a cinema viewing with the story behind the Dew of Ben Nevis. Then you are shown around the distillery. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The tour was very basic. We received the general information on the whisky making process and had a small taste of Ben Nevis Single Malt. The whole tour took approximately 25-30 min and then we had a sales pitch to buy their whisky. I was disappointed with the lack of depth into the whisky making process and the obvious sales... More

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Essex, UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our guide John gave a very knowledgeable tour to our small group, didn't take too long as there were no questions (I think everyone in the group had been to distilery tours before, and the distillery itself is one of the larger ones, so its almost industrial scale and there isn't as much to see as some), followed by a... More

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