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Benromach

Invererne Road, Forres IV36 3EB, Scotland
01309 675968
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Forres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries
Owner description: Located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres lies Benromach Distillery. From a small and almost lost distillery emerged a single malt... more » Owner description: Located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres lies Benromach Distillery. From a small and almost lost distillery emerged a single malt withdistinctive qualities reflecting its hand made credentials as well as encapsulating the self-reliance, sophistication and modern values of Scotland today.Established in 1898, the distillery experienced many closures and changes in ownership prior to 1993, when malt whisky specialists, Gordon & MacPhail rescued it. Following an extensive reinstallation project, embracing the distillery’s original character, Benromach was officially re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1998.Just two experienced distillers create Benromach using the finest Scottish barley and the purest spring water from the nearby Romach Hills. They personally ensure that only the highest quality spirit is filled into sturdy oak casks before being left to mature at Benromach Distillery for many years. « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide Jim was very friendly and knowledgable, taking the group of 6 through the different areas of the working distillery. This is the first time I've seen whiskey actually flowing through the wine safe, with one of the distillers on hand. At the end, purchasing a bottle, I got half my £6 back as discount. A bargain after... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is the smallest distillery we have visited, but no less fascinating than it's larger counterparts. We did the "welcome" tour which cost £6 each. There were 4 of us in the tour, so it really felt more personal than other tours we have been on. There was a DVD to watch first which explained the history of the distillery,... More

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Auckland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've done several distillery tours, but the tour of Benromach was definitely the the most informative and interesting. It probably helped that there were only 2 people in the tour group, but I don't think it would have made too much difference - it's such a small distillery that I think you'd get the personal touch regardless. Our tour guide... More

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North Yorkshire, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

At £6, but with £3 of that returned if you buy any whisky or souvenir this was great value. Our host, Sandy, took just the two of us on a detailed tour of the distillery culminating, of course, in tastings - very much in the plural. The distillery is very easy to get to from Inverness, being just a walk... More

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I was recomended to visit Benromach by our bed and breakast hosts The distillery was a very intimate experience and the smallest in Speyside. The Gentleman who took me on a personal tour, and in the limited time that I had before my flight I was hugely impressed in his wealth of knowledge. I would like to wish him a... More

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Swindon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had a lovely knowledgeable guide and the whisky we bought did make it home but not for long as friends came round to help us clean it up. Ah well will have to visit again.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We were actually on our way to a different whisky distillery when we came across Benromach so thought we would pop in. We were glad we did! We had a little wait for the next tour but were made welcome by the 2 tour guides, who chatted to us while we waited. The distillery is the smallest in Speyside and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

A small, intimate distillery with a tour and tasting to match. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. If you are a whisky lover and in the area be sure to stop. It is well signed off the A 96.

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Idar-Oberstein
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great little distillery.. All very friendly, personal tour with lots of information - they know what they are doing. Don't miss filling your own personalised bottle.. Take pics there as well.. Nice choice of whisky to buy. Do go there. There is no cafe but just drive the 5min to Findhorn and go to the Kimberley Inn , sit by... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Been to many distilleries, but this one affirmed again the idea that the smaller ones are the better, at least if if comes to tours and staff. This one is one of the last remaining independent ones, so no "no-photo" policy and all the other big-player rubbish. This is a real tour with a guide who knows the stuff as... More

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