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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.

Holiday Period Visitor Centre Opening Hours

Glenfarclas will be open for tours as normal until close of business on the 21st of December. The Distillery and Visitor Centre will be closed from the 22nd to the 15th of January, reopening for tours at 10am on the 16th.

As in previous years, we will open for one day on the 29th of December from 11am to 3pm, with tours starting at 11:30 and 12:30. Spaces on these tours are very limited, so please send an email at visitorcentre@glenfarclas.com before the 21st of December to make a booking.

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.

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours.

Cost: £7.50

Booking is essential as places on tours are extremely limited.

Due to a number of potential hazards within the production area of the distillery, we can only allow children aged 10 and over to join the distillery tour.

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 with the preferred time and date of your visit and the number of people in your group.

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.

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

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.

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

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.