Glen Garioch Distillery

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A magical place to be. It's true what they say - you can never fully enjoy a dram of Glen Garioch until you have seen how are where it's made.

One of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland – and its most easterly – Glen Garioch (pronounced Geery in the ancient Doric dialect still spoken in these parts) has been making its mighty malt in the quaint and historic market town of Oldmeldrum, near Aberdeen in North East Scotland, ever since 1797. Shielded from the world’s prying eyes, deep in the fertile ‘Granary of Aberdeenshire’, and only ever produced in small, precious batches, Glen Garioch is a rare find indeed, but warmly appreciated by those who like a hearty Highland malt, non chill-filtered as nature intended, with a wholesome maltiness, honeyed sweetness and delicious creamy texture to savour.

  • Discover The Legends of The Garioch, an inspirational half day experience that focuses on our unique location, eventful past and the legends who helped influence Glen Garioch as it is today.
  • The Founder's Tour, the perfect introduction to our award winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • The Wee Tasting Tour, a more in-depth experience, including a visit to our warehouse viewing gallery and historic malt barns.
  • The Rare Pair, this tasting experience includes whiskies from the Glen Garioch portfolio paired alongside Scottish cheeses and chutneys
  • Bottle Your Own Glen Garioch Whisky

Advance booking is recommended by calling us on +44 (0)1651 873450 or emailing


February 2018

Friday 2nd – 10.30am Founder’s Tour available and a ‘pop-up shop’ until 4pm
Saturday 3rd – Friday 9th – closed for renovation, Rare Pair available by prior appointment
Saturday 10th – ‘pop-up shop’ open 10am – 4pm
Sunday 11th – closed
Monday 12th – ‘pop-up shop’ open 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 13th onwards – our newly refurbished shop will be open as usual

  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
    Sunday 10am to 4pm during July, August and September

    Please note February 2018 amended opening hours.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Public Transport
    • Tours
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Blue Badge Parking

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