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Dalwhinnie Distillery

| Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA, Scotland
+44 1540 672219
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Dalwhinnie Distillery is a VisitScotland five star attraction and the home to a famous Highland Single Malt Whisky renowned for its gentle flavours accentuated with notes of heather honey, citrus, vanilla and sweet malt. The site of the distillery was chosen for its access to clear spring water and abundant peat from the surrounding bogs. Set in splendid mountain scenery at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland at 1164 feet above sea level. The name Dalwhinnie is derived from the Gaelic language, meaning ‘meeting place’, referring to the meeting of ancient cattle drovers' routes through the mountains. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the distillery (Dalwhinnie has been awarded “Best Distillery Tour 2017” by Drinks International so it’s always best to book ahead) - the tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and offers visitors a detailed explanation of the traditional art of malt whisky distilling. At the conclusion of the tour each adult is offered a complimentary dram of whisky with a matching handmade chocolate, a souvenir tasting glass, and a discount voucher which can be redeemed in the distillery shop. The whisky and chocolate matching theme is carried forward with the availability of a selection of tasting flights matching the finest single malt whiskies with the superlative artisanal chocolates of Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier. These flights are served in the tasting area on a bespoke tray and a member of the team will describe the best way to enjoy the whiskies and chocolate before leaving you to enjoy at your leisure. And visitors who have no time for either a tour or tasting are most welcome to relax in the visitor centre, watch a short DVD, or browse an extensive selection of fine malt whiskies on sale. Dalwhinnie is 1.5 hours south of Inverness on the A9, 2 hours north of Edinburgh on the A9 and 1 hour east of Fort William on the A86 and A82. Located close to the A9 and A86, its central location makes it a great base for exploring other single malt distilleries and is only a short drive away from Aviemore, Pitlochry and Fort William.
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| Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA, Scotland
+44 1540 672219
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

we went to the distillery to taste diffrent whiskys and we were happy about the offer they gave us. they explained the possible flavours and gave us some chocolate to complete the impression. in the end, there was a little present: a dalwhinnie-whisky-glass. very nice...More

Thank Acelya M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here as part of a trip around Scotland for one of my wife's friends. Before we even got there we had a delight, Wullie answered the phone was extremely helpful in finding out how far away we were to ensure we got booked...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Dalwhinnie on the way from Loch Ness. It was easy access from the road and very visible signs, we were not planning the visit ahead. We took the tour in the distillery. It was educational and interesting. At the end of the tour...More

Thank Jenni K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to take this tour after it was recommended by our host at our B&B, wow we're really glad we did! It is not only really reasonably priced, you get 2 tasters, keep your glass and £5 off of any purchase...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to this distillery for a Whisky and Chocolate tasting. The Whisky was a 15 year old and the chocolate was a real hot chocolate. Although it was quite busy, it was still cozy and both the Whisky and the chocolate were really tasty....More

1  Thank Luisa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Dalwhinney on our way from Inverlochy Castle to Gleneagles since we wanted to tour one of the whiskey distilleries. We had a very knowledgeable and personable guide and really enjoyed the tour. We were able to see the different aspects of the...More

Thank ladyright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small distillery. We went here to buy some whisky for our roadtrip. Dalwhinnie opens at 9.30, but you can only buy alchol from 10 onwards. Nice selection; able to take a small sample of whisky you want to buy. Friendly staff.

Thank Marieke V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid £12 each for the tour which included tasting two whiskies. We were lucky that there were only 6 in the party so it was easy to hear and see everything. The guide was very good and the tour itself was very interesting. Because...More

1  Thank Janet38London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The dalwhinnie distillery as part of the 3 day speyside whiskey trail. It was a good experience and we learned a lot about single malt production. Guides were friendly and helpful. There are different options for tastings. We had a tasting with two...More

Thank Thomaslikestrips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Dalwhinnie Distillery during our trip around Scotland. It is located in Dalwhinnie and we went through there on our drive from Edinburgh to Inverness. When we arrived, it was quite busy, but we were told that there was a tour starting in a...More

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Lynette P
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Dalwhinnie D | Property representative |
it's a 10 minute walk with a cafe on the way. you can't miss it. Big white building with Dalwhinnie written in 10 foot letters on the side. it's hard to get a taxi as the nearest firm is around 30 miles away.
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Dalwhinnie D | Property representative |
congratulations on your coming birthdays. visiting distilleries sounds like a great wat to celebrate. I live in Inverness and work in Dalwhinnie. I take the train every day. it's quicker and more relaxed than the car and you... More
Katrina T
March 27, 2017|
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Response from JaneMudge | Reviewed this property |
Do you have a car? I'm sure there are trains. We drove there.