Whisky Fans,

We are delighted that the Glenfarclas Visitor Centre and Shop will reopen to the public on July the 5th, 2021.  We have made some changes to our tours, please see the details below.  The shop will be open from 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am – 4pm on Saturday.  All social distancing rules will be observed.  If you (or anyone you have been in contact with) have reason to believe you have Covid 19, please postpone your visit for the time being.  We ask that visitors wear face coverings while inside buildings, unless exempt.  A member of staff will advise where this is not required.

Visit Our Distillery

Glenfarclas was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to open a dedicated visitor centre in 1973. We still pride ourselves on the warmth of our welcome. We have a range of tours to appeal to everyone from those new to whisky, to the dedicated enthusiast.

“We invite you to visit our truly independent distillery and discover our renowned Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky” John L. S. Grant.

Classic Tour

Take a tour of the distillery with one of our knowledgeable guides and discover not only the magic of malt whisky production and maturation, but the unique history of our family owned distillery. After your tour, relax with a couple of drams in the splendour of the Ship’s Room and browse in our distillery shop with its large selection of Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Glenfarclas gifts.

For summer 2021, to ensure that social distancing can be maintained, we have had to make some changes to the tour route.  You will still get to see the stillhouse, the warehouse and enjoy a dram or two in the famous Ships Room. While these changes are in place, the tour and tasting will be free of charge.

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours.

Cost: No charge for the time being.

Booking is essential as places on tours are extremely limited.
Please see below for tour times.

April to September, Monday to Friday:
10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 15:30

Saturdays (July, August and September only):
10:30, 12:00, 13:15, 14:30

October to March, Monday to Friday:
10:30, 12:00, 13:15, 14:30

To make a booking, please contact

Connoisseur’s Tour & Tasting


For the Connoisseur Tour, we offer a more in-depth experience. Enjoy a tour of the distillery and warehouses, after which we will introduce you to a selection of four of the Grant family’s favourite expressions of Glenfarclas, including one from the famous Family Cask Collection.

Duration: Usually between 2 and 2.5 hours

This tour starts at 2pm on Fridays between April and October.

Over 18s only.

£40.00 per person.

Currently unavailable due to Covid restrictions, we hope to be able to reintroduce our Connoisseur’s Tour soon.


Five Decades Tour & Tasting


The Five Decades Tour is an exclusive in-depth tour of the distillery followed by a tasting of five whiskies from The Family Cask Collection, with one from each decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. Enjoy exploring our history in your glass. This is a unique experience for the true whisky enthusiast to try some of our rarest and most outstanding bottlings and gain an appreciation for what makes Glenfarclas special.

Duration: Usually between 2 and 2.5 hours

This tour runs two or three times per month, subject to availability. Please email us to register your interest.

Over 18s only.

£125.00 per person.

Currently unavailable due to Covid restrictions, we hope to be able to reintroduce our Five Decades Tour soon.


Places on the Five Decades Tour and Connoisseurs Tour are strictly limited, so advance booking is essential. Please note we can only offer these tours on weekdays.

We strongly recommend that those participating in the Connoisseurs Tour or Five Decades Tour make transport arrangements to avoid the need to drive after the tour.


Unfortunately, the distillery is in an old building that is laid-out in such a way that is not accommodating to disabled visitors. Tours involve climbing and descending two flights of stairs, so we would have to omit this part.  However, we would still show guests into a warehouse and offer whisky to taste in our tasting room.

Our Visitor Centre and tasting room has flat access and a disabled toilet.