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Royal Lochnagar Distillery near Balmoral on Royal Deeside
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  • Ardmore Distillery with Bennachie in the background
    Ardmore Distillery with Bennachie in the background
  • The beautiful courtyard at GlenDronach Distillery
    The beautiful courtyard at GlenDronach Distillery
  • The tall stills at Glenglassaugh Distillery
    The tall stills at Glenglassaugh Distillery
  • Royal Lochnager Distillery near Ballater
    Royal Lochnager Distillery near Ballater

Whether you’re a whisky lover or are still to sample your first dram, Aberdeen City and Shire  is bursting with wonderful whisky distilleries for you to discover. Discover the Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire and go on an in-depth tour at an Aberdeenshire distillery. There might even be a warming dram of the amber nectar waiting for you at the end too.

Barrels of whisky at Glendronach DistilleryThe most southerly of Aberdeenshire’s whisky distilleries, Fettercairn Distillery was founded in 1824 and lies nestled in the foothills of the majestic Cairngorm Mountains, between Dundee and Aberdeen. Visit the distillery to discover how the crystal-clear spring water from the Cairngorm Mountains helps to produce Fettercairn’s light and fruity Highland malts.

Further north, between Huntly and Portsoy, barrels of the richly sherried whiskies of GlenDronach Distillery (pictured) have been produced for over 200 years. Choose from a range of tours to find out more about the whisky-making process and discover how the distillery’s high quality sherry casks add their sweet notes to the GlenDronach malts.

Located close to Oldmeldrum, Glen Garioch Distillery is the most easterly distillery in Scotland and has been producing award-winning Highland single malt in the same way since 1797. Learn about the traditional techniques that are still in use and find out how a former manager secured the distillery’s future by discovering a new water source.

Beautifully situated on the glittering Moray Firth, Glenglassaugh Distillery sits at the edge of Sandend Bay, just west of Portsoy. Visit the distillery in its glorious seaside location and discover the craft that goes into producing Glenglassaugh’s high quality whiskies on a behind the scenes tour. 

Granted a Royal Warrant in 1848 by Queen Victoria, Royal Lochnagar Distillery is located near Her Majesty The Queen’s Scottish home, Balmoral Castle. Discover how Royal Lochnagar produces its renowned malts and hear the story of how Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert, came to visit to this historic distillery.

Although they are not officially open to the public, Ardmore Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery and MacDuff Distillery will organise informal tours when booked in advance.

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  1. Glendronach Distillery




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    Take a look around one of Scotland's oldest working distilleries and discover the history and traditions of single malt whisky.

  2. Glenglassaugh Distillery




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    4 Visitor Attraction


    Enjoy the stunning views over Sandend bay while you hear about the history of Glenglassaugh and get to see first-hand the traditional distilling methods still used at the distillery.

  3. Gradings

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    5 Visitor Attraction


    Royal Lochnagar distillery is situated on the south side of the River Dee close to Balmoral Castle. Age old traditions and craftmanship produce one of Scotland's most exclusive whiskies. A visit to Royal Lochnagar is a timeless experience.

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    Duncan’s Tours Scotland offers unique personalised and customised tours suited to individual’s interests and desired in and around north east of Scotland and beyond.

  7. Fettercairn Distillery




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    Fettercairn Distillery has been in operation since 1824, making it one of Scotland's oldest malt whisky distilleries.

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  9. Glen Garioch Distillery




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    4 Visitor Attraction


    Established in 1797, Glen Garioch, (pronounced 'Geery') is Scotland's most easterly distillery and is situated in the historic old town of Oldmeldrum near Aberdeen.


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