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Ben Nevis Distillery

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Nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis Distillery has been crafting Scotch whisky for nearly 200 years. The Visitor Centre invites you to come in and see how we make our whisky, as well as taste some of the whiskies we produce.
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| Lochy Bridge, Fort William PH33 6TJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our tour was part of and organised group and was well worth a visit. The guide we had was very thoughtful and thorough explaining each aspect of the creation of this precious liquid! Had a full tour of the distillery and a chat at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roynaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with 4 friends for our first distillery. What a disgrase for whisky! We asked to buy a dram of Ben Nevis 10yo... not possible. We bought a little bottle then and asked to drink it over there. We got water glasses you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short tour compared with many we have done but enjoyable. Had an introductory video. Knowledgeable staff. Pleasant taste of the distillery’s blended dram.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

So pleased to have visited the distillery, our first visit after being fairly regular visitors to the area over the past few years. The tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate and the other staff really went the extra mile in helping my wife (who was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank cuttsy1975
BenNevisDistillery, Public Relations Manager at Ben Nevis Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Hello, We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your tour, and found your guide to be knowledgeable and passionate. We are very proud of our team and it's great to receive such glowing praise. We are aware that a working distillery isn't the most...More

Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

I visited without booking, but I could join the tour. The Tour guide is very gentle and well explained the processes. The introduction video was well made. After finish the tour, you can try some whiskey. That was awesome tastes. The smells in the whole...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Kenken3
BenNevisDistillery, Public Relations Manager at Ben Nevis Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2019

Thank you for a fabulous review of your recent tour. We are delighted you enjoyed the sights, smells and tastes of Ben Nevis Distillery!

Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

You spineless pack of wolves. A woman on the show Hunted stood to win £50000, a sum she planned to use for her disabled mum’s treatment, and staff at this distillery grassed her in for a meagre £500! Lowest of the low. Will not be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Austin C
BenNevisDistillery, Public Relations Manager at Ben Nevis Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2019

We do understand that people are very passionate about TV shows, however this was not reflective of Ben Nevis as a business. Thank you for getting in touch. The program you are referring to was a Channel 4 tv show Hunted HQ, and unbeknown to...More

Reviewed January 16, 2019

On this program a lone lady was told by workers that they would help her and not give her location to the hunters,only to go back on their word and contact the program for hope of a cash reward.Shocking!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Connector817656
BenNevisDistillery, Public Relations Manager at Ben Nevis Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Last night the Channel 4 tv show Hunted HQ aired and unbeknown to us, our distillery or more accurately some of our employees, appeared in the program. We would like to say well done to Loren on avoiding capture at the Ben Nevis Distillery ,...More

Reviewed December 21, 2018

Just had our staff Christmas lunch at the Ben Nevis distillery, as always it was absolutely delicious! Brilliant venue, great service, food was cooked to perfection. Compliments to the chef and many thanks to the fabulous waiting staff, they all worked so hard to make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank karen b
BenNevisDistillery, Public Relations Manager at Ben Nevis Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed your Christmas lunch. We will ensure you compliments are passed to our chef and staff. Many thanks again,

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Really enjoyable tour, hosted by Joe. He was extremely knowledgeable and managed to answer all the questions which I threw his way. The information was very clear, well delivered and concise. Enjoyed the bit of banter in the bar after, during the tasting. Would definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dopeycoo
BenNevisDistillery, Public Relations Manager at Ben Nevis Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Hello, and thank you for a fabulous 5 Star review! We appreciate your great feedback, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

A cold welcome if it can be called that follwed by a cant be bothered attitude. A very untypical Scottish experience in a country renowed for its great whiskey, culture, and unfailingly polite people. It deserves a new owner.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wade N
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