Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum

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  • Great visit on a wet Saturday afternoon. Small group who interacted well with great tour guide (Rob). Excellent facilities and very informative guide.  more »
  • Glen Garioch is a nice but especially beautiful distellery. You can see and hear that quality is chosen here. The whiskey is of good quality. Really recommended
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  • If you want to know how to pronounce this name, go here . But seriously, it was a nice tour and lovely whisky. Because we got married recently my husband was allowed to open a cask during the tour, th...  more »
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  • Beautiful distillery. The tour was very informative and the whisky's we tasted were great. That was definitely not the last time I had a dram from Glen Garioch.
  • A little underwhelming compared to other distillery tours I’ve done. Perhaps because it’s such a small distillery, maybe because we only got one quick sample at the end and no more. Overall a beautiful place and interesting as any distillery is. Worth doing if you are in the area simply because it is the closest distillery to Aberdeen.
  • Worth doing the tour. Our guide was interesting and funny. Make sure you check when the distillery is producing as it is much more interesting to see the production process as it happens. Be prepared for a strong smell!
  • Incredible distillery, one of the oldest longest running- since 1797. Fantastic tours with driver drams for designated drivers, a thoughtful touch!
  • Did the Wee Tasting Tour here with Richard as our guide and it ended up being one of our very best distillery visits on the Scottish mainland. Can't stress the importance of a good guide and Richard fulfilled every expectation - he's just a great ambassador for Glen Garioch and their superb whiskies. He knows how to explain a distillery's workings in clear and concise English. The non-English speaking guests in our tour group were all very impressed and felt well informed. The smelling of the open casks at the end of the tour was fantastic. The 30+ year old sherry cask had my eyes rolling, but the much younger ex-Bourbon barrel was also an excellent example. I think it's in this way that whisky-curious consumers can gain a real insight into the importance of wood maturation with this "hands-on" approach to whisky education. The subsequent tasting back in the visitor centre was chatty and extremely relaxed - just as it should be. No one was preaching about what you're supposed to smell and taste from each of the drams; it was taken for granted that every taster will enjoy his or her own tasting experience if simply encouraged to enjoy it for what it offers. That's how whisky education should take place! Many thanks to Richard and the other Glen Garioch staff for an eye-opener of a visit. Cheers!
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