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“Good food, so-so service, interesting distillery visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Glenora Inn and Distillery

Glenora Inn and Distillery
13727 Route 19 | Glenville, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E 1X0, Canada
902 258-2662
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Mabou
Type: Distilleries, Food & Drink
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New York City, New York
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“Good food, so-so service, interesting distillery visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Watch out: they do not let people in the distillery for tours other than in July and August so plan accordingly so you don't get disappointed


Beautiful setting and I could see the inn being a nice place to stay: the food i nice and tasting the various whiskies could make for an interesting evening.

The service was on the slow side (arguably this was a very busy day for them and the waiter himself did recognize that things had been on the hectic side)

All in a great experience even though I would have like to know before turning up that this had only been operating for twenty plus years.

Visited August 2013
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Barnard, Vermont
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The only Single Malt produced Nova Scotia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A fun visit for the novice Single Malt admirer...an interesting attraction with very good accommodations and a terrific restaurant. Excellent food with an outstanding bar. Barmaid is the best of the best with terrific conversation, a great attitude with warm and friendly service...a must to visit.
We made it a destination just to discover the single malt production and quality, of course, the only true Single malt is made in Scotland but you won't be disappointed if you drink the 17 year old!!!

Visited July 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

A great attraction in the most unlikely location except when you take the tour. The guide explains that it's the water of the brook and the surrounding woods that give this little distillery it's remarkable charm and give the whiskey it's smooth flavour.

I've never been on a distillery tour but this one is small enough, (30 min), to understand the distinct differences between Scotch, Bourbon, and Whiskey as well as many other spirits.

Take the tour and stay for dinner, make sure you have reservations for the dining room.

Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Whisky tasting on Cape Breton Island!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Glenora Distillery was a great treat.

We had a really well-prepared lunch in their pub while a guitar/fiddle combo played live music.

We opted for the VIP tour and it was very worth it! A detailed behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery and then a private tasting of all of their whisky! John, our tour guide, gave tremendous insight and shared great stories about the distillery and area.

A really great diversion in Cape Breton Island!!!

Visited August 2013
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Wisconsin
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“a classy tour and establishment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A short tour, a sample (though only of the 10 year whiskey). A lovely setting (very new distillery), but prices are very high on the whiskey, and small bottles only of the 10 year. Ate at the restaurant--it was OK.

Visited July 2013
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