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“Excellent tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aberlour Distillery

Aberlour Distillery
Aberlour | Banffshire, Aberlour AB38 9PJ, Scotland
+44 0 1340 871204
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Aberlour
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Having experienced a couple of tours, this tour was the best. The tour guide was friendly and very informative and make the tour an enjoyable experience. The relaxed atmosphere allows for good interaction with your fellow attendees.
The tasting session at the end is great fun with a selection of whiskey to enjoy. Allow a couple of hours as tasting can be protracted, especially if taking home a "bottle your own" after (which we did).
Highly recommend - please be aware of age restriction for tour and book in advance.

Visited April 2013
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“Fantastic value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I've been on this tour 3 times with different friends and we are planning to go again in the coming months.

The staff are friendly and informative and make the tour an enjoyable experience.

The tasting session at the end is great fun. A cracking selection of whiskey to enjoy and an option to pour your own bottle from a selected cask (which I did).

Make sure you spend time looking around the shop as there are some great items worth looking at. A bottle of 18 year old Aberlour at £50 is a must buy as its a lovely whiskey.

If I could make one constructive comment, is for the staff to try ensure people are sat with their group for the tasting session as best as possible. I was one of the last ones in the door and found all seats were taken up and I ended up not sitting with my group. Not the end of the world but worth trying to consider.

All in all an excellent tour and I will be back in the coming months.

Visited February 2013
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Harogate
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“Dream Drams”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Took the tour at Aberlour Distillery last Friday and it was a very enjoyable experience. Our tour guide was very informative and made it a fun tour.
Enjoyed the actual tour (wanted the longer one but unfortunatley it didn't go on the day we could make it there) and the drams were very welcomed. Took the opportunity of purchasing our own unique cask strength bottle straight from the cask, and look forward to draining it at some point in the future.
Lovely shop there as well, well stocked with differant expressions and a wide gift range.
Good value tour

Anyone visiting should also take the time to look around the town as there is a good range of small independent shops & business's offering fabulous gifts, food and drink.

Visited March 2013
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Julian H, Public Relations Manager at Aberlour Distillery, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Many thanks for the comments, we strive to provide a personal experience and also to make it a fun visit. The comments about Aberlour village are very welcome as it is a beautiful place to visit and explore. See you again soon hopefully.
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Ringkobing, Denmark
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“Very good whisky and tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Had a nice and informative tour round the distillery, ending with a fantastic connoisseur tasting. A bit commercial but good value.

Visited March 2012
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“The most comprehensive, enjoyable whisky tour & tasting I've been fortunate enough to do.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We booked the tour as a treat for Dad's 60th birthday. The guide was well informed but also funny. We learnt a lot but it was never lecture-y or hard work. The tour ended with a tutored tasting of young and old spirit, sherry cask and bourbon, which helped Dad choose which barrel to fill his own bottle from - sherry, delicious!! Could not recommend this tour highly enough, but do book as it fills up. (and it is nice that they limit it to a small group)

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