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Steeped in centuries of legend and surrounded by the dramatic Highland scenery of Ben Rinnes, the village of Aberlour lies at the very heart of Speyside, where the Lour burn joins the River Spey. The exceptionally pure, soft spring water used for...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Aberlour Distillery High Street | Aberlour, Banffshire, Aberlour AB38 9PJ, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Our visit starts when we made our initial enquiry on Easter Saturday. Three friends and I drove past the distillery whilst driving through Aberlour village. As we had never visited the distillery before, we decided to turn the car round and enquire what tours were...More

5  Thank FOWERMARRAS
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We have seen more than 40 distilleries but we must say this was the not in our top but more at the bottom. Let we start to tell that the whisky is very good so that’s not the problem. Also the tasting at the end...More

2  Thank Ronald V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This has always been an excellent whisky distillery experience, however, our tour today was superb! Our tour guide was Nicola - she was friendly, knowledge and entertaining! She involved the whole group and established a great rapport with everyone. The tour culminated in a great...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Today we enjoyed a private nosing and tasting with the very charming Kirstin. She took the time to explain every specification of the four whiskys we sampled and even gave us a quick tour of the distillery. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The title of the tour is somehow misleading, as we expected to get aged whisky, we were treated with younger expressions too. The tasting was done as a blind tasting, which added a little eagerness and fun. Nice idea! We couldn't help but feeling the...More

Thank Rudi0358
AberlourVC, Deputy Supervisor at Aberlour Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Rudi Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to review us. I am glad you enjoyed the blind tasting - we do try and make it as fun as possible and, try and let you draw your own conclusions on our whiskies. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to visit! I did the tour and learned so much from the friendly and knowledgeable guide Kirstin. The history of the distillery, the process of whisky making and a superb tasting lesson all made for an excellent value for money experience. The...More

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AberlourVC, Deputy Supervisor at Aberlour Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ronaivy Many thanks for visiting us, and for also taking time to review us. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit to us, and to the nearby falls, they are beautiful! We have also passed on your kind words to Kirstin. With Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us visited Aberlour distillery today. We went on the tour. What a delightful tour. Nicola was our guide and she was sensational. I have been on several distillery tours and this was the best. Thanks.

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AberlourVC, Deputy Supervisor at Aberlour Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bill A Many thanks for visiting us, and for your kind review. We have passed on your compliments to Nicola. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards Jonathan

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Nice place. Tasting is easy, walk into the gift shop and taste what you want. Staff are very friendly and they don't charge to taste. We tried 4 whiskies. The A'Bunadh is great. The 12, 16 and 18 all good too.

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

When this is your 19th distillery tour, what can you learn new? Turns out quite a lot if your guide is Kirstin, who led our group of 14 confidently with great professionalism and friendliness, an extraordinary fountain of knowledge who knew everything there was to...More

1  Thank Kenny353
AberlourVC, Deputy Supervisor at Aberlour Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Dear Kenny353 Many thanks for taking time to visit us and also to review us. We have passed on your kind words to Kirstin. We are really pleased you enjoyed the visit, particularly as it was your 19th tour of a distillery! With Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

My friend and I from the States had a great time at the distillery tour. Nicola, our tour guide, was great. She was very knowledgeable and had the same passion for whiskey that all of us tourgoers had. The sit-down and tasting was a great...More

Thank Marcus M
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Aberlour whisky is what made me fall in love with whisky. Although that is the case, I'm still pretty sure that my review is unbiased... ;) It was my favorite of the 5 whisky distillery tours that I have done. Our guide (Johnathan) was funny...More

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AberlourVC, Deputy Supervisor at Aberlour Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Dear Julie Thanks for taking the time to review us. It was my pleasure to take your around. I am so glad you had fun visiting us and that you enjoyed our whiskies. Hope to see you again in the future Kind Regards Jonathan

Reviewed 22 September 2018

We did the Casks from the past tasting. The tasting room was a beautiful place and the guide was excellent and very enthusiastic. We were going to taste new bottlings. We had a 12 yo bourbon distillery reserve collection, a 24 yo bourbon drc, malt...More

1  Thank Meiyousito
AberlourVC, Deputy Supervisor at Aberlour Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Dear Meiyousito Many thanks for visiting us, and also for reviewing us. We are really pleased you enjoyed the Tasting and found it good value for money. Hope to see you in the future. With Kind Regards Jonathan

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Can't help with bus however I understood there is service. We had a rental car. Nice pub with hotel very close by is the Mash Tun, we met a couple that was staying there and they liked the accommodations. The Cooperage might... More
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