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Address: Invererne Road, Forres IV36 3EB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1309 675968
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres lies...
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 three 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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Another fine distillary

Benromach distillery was shut for several years before being bought over by the present owner. The tour is informative and some of the whisky's brewed there are as good as you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Forres, United Kingdom
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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Benromach distillery was shut for several years before being bought over by the present owner. The tour is informative and some of the whisky's brewed there are as good as you can get anywhere. If you like malt then give it a go

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My mother and I had a free tourist day in Inverness while my dad was golfing. Neither of us are particularly whiskey fans, but since distilleries are allegedly such a big part of the whiskey experience, we decided to check one out and chose Benromach because it is the closest of the Speyside/Whiskey Trail distilleries to Inverness (probably a 20-minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a great guided tour in the destilleri with Alec. Alec gave us a feeling of the small company and very familiar.. Whiskey is not on the swedish Systembolaget so for us this was really pleseant visit!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were running quite late, so were only able to arrive in time for the cheapest tour (6 pounds?). We were a few minutes late so missed the video (what turned out to be an extended Benromach commercial). The rest of the tour was great, very personal feel, guide was more than happy to take as many questions as we... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Arrived at 4.30 and staff went above and beyond to give us some info with a DVD and free dram. Whisky absolutely lovely and bought a selection for the family. Top marks.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was very fortunate to be the only person on the 10'ish O'clock tour and was welcomed by Michael my tour guide. Benromach is a gem of a distillery to tour and the experience is very informative and well presented without being stuffy or overpowering. Having done numerous distillery tours of varying degrees of size the Benromach Tour stands out... More 

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Kraainem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I took the managers tour, which is a more personal tour and includes a chance to bottle your own. Benromach is a much smaller distillery by scale compared to many others, but the product is fantastic! I was shown around by Keith Cruikshank, who has forgotten more about whisky than others will ever know. It is a great distillery and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a small distillery and the tour feels very personal compared to some of the larger distilleries in Scotland. Enjoyed the after tour tasting and learning about the history of the distillery.

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Having done a few big destilleries it was very nice to see a smaller operation at work. The tour is a warm experience and because we were a small group we got a lot of detailed information and ample opportunities for questions. The tasting at the end will also not disappoint anybody.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had just been to a very large distillery up the road and felt underwhelmed. We walked in here it was friendly the whiskey was great and staff particularly Alec were great to have a chat with.

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