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Address: Invererne Road, Forres IV36 3EB, Scotland
Phone Number: 01309 675968
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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 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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Wow! If you see no other distillery while in Scotland - you must make Benromach the one you tour. Hand crafted fine whiskey - a tour by a very personable and knowledgeable guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wow! If you see no other distillery while in Scotland - you must make Benromach the one you tour. Hand crafted fine whiskey - a tour by a very personable and knowledgeable guide (Dennis) and a sampling of their smooth and hint of smoke 10yr whiskey make this a not to be missed experience! One of my favorite things we... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

When we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and luckily we were just in time for a tour. After the obligatory short film about Benromach's history we were taken on a tour of the distillery itself. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining, but what we most enjoyed was the hands-on whisky distilling process, the only computer was... More 

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West Point, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our guide answered all of our questions and we never felt he thought we were wasting his time. We went into the most inner workings of this malt Scotch Whiskey distillery to understand the step-by-step process. For those interested in knowing more than "it tastes good", it is an excellent destination. We had a driver - you should as well.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, which makes for an enjoyable visit with none of the over-commercialised nonsense that is experienced at some of the larger distilleries; this is a more intimate experience with staff who make you feel welcome. If you want to get closer to the whole experience of producing whisky then this is a must.... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Benromach distillery was one of the shortest of our stops, as we barely make it there a few minutes before the closing after a full day of touring distilleries. We obviously did not plan on taking a full tour, but were hoping for a quick look and a complimentary tasting. The distillery does not have a very impressive shop, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

On holiday so had to visit a local whisky distillery, have visited Benromach a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it then so decided to visit again with family. Unfortunately the distillary was closed for Easter but still able to tour. It's well worth a visit. Friendly and helpful staff. One of the smallest distilleries in Scotland but fantastic whisky.... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I like visiting distilleries and have been to quite a few. This one is one of the smallest and independently owned. Very friendly staff and an interesting tour. Most important of all they make really good whisky.

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Newmilns, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Me and Partner are not lovers of whisky but felt that we should experience a whisky tour living in Scotland. Susan was our tour guide and she really knew her stuff and seemed really interested in her job which made the tour more enjoyable. After the tour we went by to the Visitors centre to try the whisky, not our... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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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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