Tours2021-08-13T11:58:55+00:00

Whisky Fans,

We are delighted to welcome guests back to the Glenfarclas Visitor Centre and Shop.  The shop is open from 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am – 4pm on Saturday.  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.

Until the 30th of November 2021, there will be no charge for the Classic Tour.  Instead we have a cash donation collection box for Moray Food Plus in our tasting room.  The team at Moray Food Plus provides a tremendous support to anyone in our local community who needs it, especially since the onset of the pandemic.  The Grant Family will present them with your donations in time for Christmas 2021. 

The tour will walk you though the process of crafting Glenfarclas Single Malt Whisky, including mashing, distillation and the warehouse.  You will then be invited in to the famous Ships Room to conclude your tour with a dram or two.

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.

Summer
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

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

To make a booking, please contact VisitorCentre@glenfarclas.com.

Connoisseur’s Tour & Tasting

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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.

BOOKINGS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Five Decades Tour & Tasting

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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.

BOOKINGS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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.

Accessibility

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.