The BenRiach Distillery
The BenRiach Distillery
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Since 1898, the BenRiach Distillery has very quietly been producing quality single malt scotch whisky, which has only ever been enjoyed in very small quantities, by a few discerning individuals who have been fortunate enough to come across a bottle. Today, BenRiach continues to produce its very special Single Malt Whiskies, as an Independent Distiller. Situated in the 'Heart of Speyside', just south of Elgin, we distil whisky from both styles of malted barley, non-peated and peated. Connoisseur's tours are available by appointment only and are available on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS at 10AM and 2PM. See the Visit Us section on the website for more details.
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  • Louise B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Moray distillery, small but perfectly presented
    We booked the Barley to Barrels whisky tour with Emma L. It was very well organised and Emma certainly knew her stuff: combining an impressive knowledge of statistical information and interesting comparisons with other distilleries. The five samples we were given showed off the BenRiach range and allowed us to marvel at the skill of the distiller. Two hours passed very quickly and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Becky
    Binghamton, New York202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small distillery with a big personality!
    We’d booked in advance for the afternoon tour on a Friday in October and ended up being the only party there. Our tour guide Emma was absolutely phenomenal and definitely made the tour what it was. Whilst 2 of our party were keen whisky drinkers familiar with distilleries, 1 of us was new to the overall process and Emma was very engaging at teaching! The tour itself was highly interesting, very visual and with Emma’s added humour made it an all round enjoyable experience. At the end of the physical tour we headed back to the bar area and sampled 3 unique whisky’s. One malted, one traditional and one smoked - a brilliant variety! We also got to experience making our own cocktail. All of us left very happy with our purchases from the gift shop!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Jacob W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely morning.
    We were greeted by Emma, who was very warm and inviting to the visitor Centre. We were treated very hospitably before our tour, we then met Hannah, who was a very happy young woman who gave us a very personal and informative tour. She was very happy to take questions or spend more time in certain areas than others. They even went above and beyond to show us some certain whisky types in the warehouse. And was a very chatty and overall lovely person to take us through our visit to the distillery. Overall great experience.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 6, 2024
  • Burgher82
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t overlook this Speyside gem!
    An excellent whisky tour. Not to be missed We were in the Speyside area only a short time and squeezed in 2 distillery tours. We were intentional to choose a large distiller and a smaller one to compare and contrast. While the ‘big’ distiller was glitzy, Benriach was authentic, professional, personal and amazing. Lianne was our guide and was exceptionally knowledgeable. She was informative, interesting and interested! And the whisky tasting was great. Great experience all around. Don’t overlook this gem. Do the Barley to Barrels tour and try some excellent whisky.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2024
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John B
Glasgow, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Emma guided me through the sense of flavour experience and I had a wonderful time. Emma shared the past history of BenRiach with recent changes and of course recent bottlings. There are no current tours to keep the production staff safe, but this was whisky production in a sensory box. Just fantastic.

Then onto 4 samples from the core range, 10 and 12, original and smoky. All tasted great and sharing side by side to compare. We finished with a great cocktail which could definitely be made at home as all ingredients easily got at the supermarket. So refreshing and I’ll definitely be having on a hot summers day.

Emma was a wonderful host and fabulous ambassador for BenRiach
Written October 24, 2021
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David and Beate Nisbet
Grantown-on-Spey, UK105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Business
Visited the Distillery with guests from England, was warmly welcomed by Hannah who looked after us throughout the visit. Great selection of tastings, Hannah extremely knowledgeable and passionate on her explanation of the various whiskies and history of Benriach. A very enjoyable first experience at the Distillery and will definitely be back with guests, visitors and clients of Alba Whisky Tours and Tastings. Highly recommended.
Written June 5, 2021
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Becky
Binghamton, NY202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We’d booked in advance for the afternoon tour on a Friday in October and ended up being the only party there. Our tour guide Emma was absolutely phenomenal and definitely made the tour what it was. Whilst 2 of our party were keen whisky drinkers familiar with distilleries, 1 of us was new to the overall process and Emma was very engaging at teaching!

The tour itself was highly interesting, very visual and with Emma’s added humour made it an all round enjoyable experience.

At the end of the physical tour we headed back to the bar area and sampled 3 unique whisky’s. One malted, one traditional and one smoked - a brilliant variety! We also got to experience making our own cocktail.

All of us left very happy with our purchases from the gift shop!
Written October 7, 2023
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Jonathan B
Eccles, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This was a fantastic distillery tour which was both fun and educational. Our guide, Georgina, was utterly charming and really knowledgeable about the whiskies and the whole distilling process. She made everything very easy to understand. At the end of the tour we were given some samples to try and unusually, we got to make a cocktail based on BenRiach whisky which was a nice twist on the usual distillery experience. BenRiach will definitely feature in our drinks cabinet at home in the future. It's a great tasting dram!
Written July 3, 2022
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Louise B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We booked the Barley to Barrels whisky tour with Emma L. It was very well organised and Emma certainly knew her stuff: combining an impressive knowledge of statistical information and interesting comparisons with other distilleries. The five samples we were given showed off the BenRiach range and allowed us to marvel at the skill of the distiller. Two hours passed very quickly and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Written July 16, 2023
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Kelli M
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The distillery visit was very informative and interactive. Emma was a fun guide and made the tour enjoyable as well as educational. We then sampled some delicious whisky in their lovely tasting room. All eight of us enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. One of our group of eight did not drink so they set her up with some tea as well! Highly recommend this distillery tour!
Written May 23, 2023
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rw284
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
We went on a tour of the distillery, it was so interesting. The girl who showed us round - and I feel awful that I can’t remember her name now - really knew her stuff! We had a brilliant morning and learnt so much. Of course we tasted some wonderful whisky while we were there!
Written September 18, 2022
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prestonlad122
Kendal, UK107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
I did a tour and tasting yesterday, my guide was Georgina who was brilliant.
Very easy to hear, very much full of enthusiasm and knowledge.
Georgina and her colleague in the shop ( sorry didnt het her name ) were really friendly and both great assets to Benriach. Would definitely recommend, the whisky is pretty good too😁
Written September 29, 2022
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kelsie1910
Dundee, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Fantastic experience at Benriach Visitor Centre. Treated like royalty by Emma and Hannah.
Stunning new visitor centre. Went to the tasting bar and had a few samples from the extensive tasting menu. Fully informed and educated by the fantastic hosts. Will definitely return when back in the area.
We walked from Elgin which took around 40 minutes. Taxi back was £7.
5 stars is not enough. First class hospitality.
Written July 25, 2021
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joannat31415
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We took the connoisseurs tour with Jill. It was silent season so we were able to get a good look at everything, ask lots of questions, and also spent a reasonable time in the warehouse taking in the atmosphere. Afterwards we had a great tasting of six drams. Thanks Jill for the stories and the drams!
Written July 18, 2019
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