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Glen Garioch Distillery

Founded way back in 1797, Glen Garioch Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries. Located in the historic Valley of the Garioch (17 miles northwest of Aberdeen), the building is open to the public, and daily tours get underway from 11am Monday-Saturday, and 1pm on Sunday. Drink in the rich history of the distillery and the quaint market town of Oldmeldrum, then enjoy a smooth dram while learning of the vast range of single malt whiskies produced at Glen Garioch (pronounced ‘Geery’ apparently). VIP tours and group visits can also be arranged in advance, with admission reasonably priced for the one-hour excursion. After being educated about the storied history of the distillery, take a walk around the visitor centre and browse an array of products and memorabilia in the gift shop, which has some charming wares that are sure to tempt the tourists. The distillery also runs whisky masterclasses, for those wishing to learn their single malts and to appreciate what separates a good whisky from a truly great one. Steeped in history, Glen Garioch Distillery is a haven not just for whisky drinkers, but for anyone fascinated by Scottish history and heritage.

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Distillery Road
AB51 0ES

01651 873450



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Now, this place is fantastic. The staff are so knowledgeable on the tours. Extremely helpful and we enjoyed getting to taste their lovely products at the end.

- Frank C - 04-07-2021

Have lived in the area for over 30 years and have visited the town of old meldrum many times, but never knew they had a great malt whisky distillery located there. Hidden down a small side street. Well worth a visit. From my visit I was greeted by friendly local staff who had years of knowledge they were more than willing to share. The tour of the distillery was very interesting and what better a way to round it off with wee sample of the product. Now I know where it is located I take guests visiting from abroad to experience a local gem.

- Martyn W - 20-10-2017

A distillery steeped in History, guides are knowledgeable and seem to enjoy their work. A traditional tour as opposed to a gimmicky audio visual experience. A fair bit of walking as the Distillery is split among two main buildings across the road from each other.

- Mike Brassil - 18-10-2016