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Benromach

Address: Invererne Road, Forres IV36 3EB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01309 675968
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Forres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres lies Benromach Distillery. From a...
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Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Warsaw, Poland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

extremely nice small (tiny) distillery without lots of visitors and with very friendly and helpful staff, really well describing the activities of the distillery, with much more personal approach than in numerous other locations. Almost by the main road, easy to find.

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Portree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Have been on a few distillery tours. This one is quite a small place. But, the tour and staff were good and the shop is nicely designed.

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Elgin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I visited this distillery as part of a colleagues leaving do, previously I had only visited the Glennfiddich distillery for a tour so I was keen to see how this compared. What I failed to appreciate prior to turning up however is that you cannot really compare the two, Glennfiddich is a massive commercial operation where the Benromach distillery is... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Lovely whisky experience - very friendly staff and beautifully designed visitor centre. Felt really relaxed and not "pushed" to buy anything. The tour was very informative - and interesting history in that one of the most famous Whisky trading companies (Gordon and MacPhail) decided to buy this distillery to finally make their own whiskies!!

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have visited quite a few distilleries but found the staff here to be particularly friendly and welcoming. Guide Alex was fantastic, informative and funny and led us through a tasting of several whiskies. It is quite amazing how different one whisky can be from another, and how a couple of drops of water can enhance the tasting experience. Alex... More 

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have visited numerous distilleries on my travels, some large, some small, some with knowledgeable friendly staff, some with staff who are just going through the motions. But I am delighted to say that Benromach is up there with the very best of them. Alex, our guide was an absolute star. He explained everything we needed to know, whilst acknowledging... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Visited Benromach whilst on a day out.Very interesting tour and only £6 (Wich you get a £3 discount voucher ) if you spend over £25.All the process of distilling is in the one room,tour guide was very informative and took time to answer all questions.then back to visitor centre for the tasting .

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had previously been to glenfiddich so it was wonderful to be able to compare. Definitely recommend the stop. Very friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We dropped in on this distillery on a wet saturday while we were travelling around in the area. Of course while in Scotland you have to visit at LEAST one distillery, and we decided to go to a small one to see how they did things. There were only the two of us on the tour and we were walked... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We went to the benromach distillery on the spur of the moment we really enjoyed the tour very interesting and informative, All the staff were brilliant from the young ladies in the visitors centre the guide and distillery staff we came across. I would definitely recommend a tour.The whisky is gorgeous as well.

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