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Dallas Dhu Whisky Distillery

South of Forres, Forres, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Forres
Type: Specialty Museums, Food & Drink
Owner description: The now defunct distillery is a museum.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Food & Drink
Owner description: The now defunct distillery is a museum.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

tucked away in the north east of Scotland this is great snippet of a time gone by, great whiskey and fine example of the proper way to make Scotland's finest export. Good gift shop and terrific staff, well maintained attraction

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very well maintained building and grounds. So good to get so close to some the equipment that you don't get to see in a working Distillery. Very nice wee dram at the end and well stocked gift shop

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north east scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Perfectly preserved time capsule on the outskirts of Forres , Dallas Dhu produced Whisky - called Roderick Dhu from 1899 until 1983. The site is beautifully maintained with all the parts of the Whisky making jigsaw there for you to explore , the malting barn , the kiln , the mash house , the tun house , the still and... More 

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Welland, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stopped by here while walking on the nearby trail. The site was listed on the Historic Scotland web site as being open from about 9:30 till 5:00, or thereabouts. However, a sign on the door of the visitor centre when we arrived early in the afternoon indicated it was closed until 2:00. This would make it too late to see... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our final distillery visit planned for the whisky trial, we had visited two working distillery's and so decided to visit this 'moth balled' distillery also and we were not disappointed. The attraction and the surrounding gardens and picnic area are spotless and very well maintained, the staff are also very helpful and are there when you need /... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a good place to visit but it is not a working distillery which is, in my opinion, a wee drawback. There is plenty to learn however and the grounds are immaculate with plentiful parking. The access road is a bit narrow so care is needed. However, this is a worthwhile place to visit if you are in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This distillery lets you get closest to the machinery, and take an audio tour at your own pace. A great visit included in the price of the yearly membership to Historic Scotland (another great tip.)

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As a keen whisky drinker and having visited numerous active distilleries in the Highlands, Lowlands and Islands this is a refreshing change. Being non active you are free to wander the distillery at your leisure, there's a great little guide book available for a few pounds which summarises the process really nicely. The staff are extremely helpful and pleasant, the... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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74 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

There is a self-guided audio tour that talks though the steps of the whisky making process that enhances the existing signage and is worth getting (no extra charge). Also a quiz for kids to fill out as they walk around. Adults get a dram and kids get orange juice at the end of the tour. You can sip while you... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Having arranged to travel to the area to see a number of Historic Scotland sites in the area we arrived to find a sign up saying that the property was closed due to conditions beyond their control but we could visit for free without a guide or a free dram- which spoilt the visit rather. We took the self guided... More 

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