We were only in Scotland for a few days during Hogmany in 2012/2013. One of th main things we wanted to do was take a Whiskey tour. Our family ended up getting ill and slept in. This only allowed enough time for one tour. We had only a half a day and our driver recommended Glengoyne.
I wish we would have chose another.
It was not much of a tour and aside from the waterfall out back that used to be the sole source of feeding the whiskey making process it was a bit boring and unattractive. It is a small distillery with not very much to it.
The people were very nice and friendly.The tour and scotch however were only average.
You get a basic 7 year sampling of Scotch (It is a fairly large amount) before your tour. I did not enjoy the Scotch. I could barely drink it.
Then they walk you through the factory. Small and not much to it. After this you will be led to the gift shop where again there is not much to it.
If I had it to do over and had gone at a time when more was open I would have chosen Distilleries in the highlands. We drove a tiny bit into the highlands on our way home and it was beautiful. Famous Grouse would make my list next time.
You must be 21 to take the tour/drink(However they do not check if you are a teen and your parents say you are 21)
Some Distillerys are closed from Oct-March and Most will be closed from Mid Dec to Spring. We only had two options available to us in Jan that were even open.
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