Dalwhinnie Distillery Tours

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At a remote spot in the Cairngorms National Park, Dalwhinnie is one of the most famous names in Scotland’s lucrative whisky business. Thanks to the purity of local snow-fed water and its proximity to a former drover’s road crossing the Highlands, Dalwhinnie Distillery has been producing whiskies in its signature white-washed facility with its matching pair of pagodas since 1897. The distillery is best known for its smooth, heathery, 15-year-old malt and its traditional production methods, which include barley harvested in Scotland. The “Uisghe Beatha,” or “water of life” is then mixed in copper stills, condensed in traditional wooden worm tubs and aged in oak casks.

Dalwhinnie Distillery is often visited on whisky tours that include visits and tastings at a number of distilleries in central Scotland and the Scottish Highlands. Travelers may tour the facility to see the distillers at work, learn about Dalwhinnie’s whisky traditions, sample classic single malts and opt for gourmet chocolate pairings.

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The distillery is open daily from 9:30am to 4:45pm and is located one hour south of Inverness and two hours north of Edinburgh by car on the A9. The site includes a visitor center and gift shop, and is in close proximity to a number of other distilleries. Advance bookings are recommended, and travelers should be advised that winter weather in the area can be harsh.
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Address: Dalwhinnie, Inverness, Inverness-shire PH19 1AB, Scotland
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Hours: Daily 9:30am–4:45pm
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3-Day Speyside Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Indulge in the cultivated goodness of fine whisky on a 3-day small-group tour of Speyside. Wind through scenic Cairngorm National Park in Scotland’s main whisky-producing region to visit at least four renowned distilleries including Glenlivet and Dalwinnie. Enjoy tastings and travel by day, and comfortable B & B accommodation in Grantown by night.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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