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“I would choose another” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery
Dumgoyne (near Killearn), Glasgow G63 9LB, Scotland
+44 1360 550254
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Ranked #12 of 133 Activities in Glasgow
Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Often described as "Scotland's Most Beautiful Distillery", Glengoyne is open all year for guided distillery tours, whisky tastings and special events. Just a short drive from Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond, this traditional, hard working distillery has been flourishing since 1833. Glengoyne's range of in-depth distillery tours, whisky tasting sessions, private dining and unique hospitality includes the legendary Master Blender tour where guests create their very own individual whisky to take home.
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“I would choose another”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

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.

Please note:
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.

Visited January 2013
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“Distillery visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The guide was very knowledgeable. Different from any distillery visits I've done before, got the opportunity to make my own blend. Recommend to anyone with an interest in whiskey or not

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“A wee dram near Drymen!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We took the short tour and learnt such a lot about 'single' and 'malt' and enjoyed a wee tatse. very intersting and led by a guide who was enthusiastic, patient, and knowledgeable.

Visited September 2012
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“A fantastic trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

very informative, and a worthwhile excursion and a must for whiskey lovers. we had a one to one tour and a supurb tasting sesion

Visited January 2013
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“Exceedingly informative tour and grand whisky to boot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Took the tasting tour with a number of like-minded friends. We were warmly welcomed. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable, so ... we now understand the whole process of whisky making. The tasting tour gave us the opportunity to savour the flavour of the 12, 15, 18 and 21 year old Glengoyne single malts, which was very interesting indeed. We each got a voucher to discount the take-home bottle by £5 too. This was a good tour which I would highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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