Glen Ord Distillery, Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop


Glen Ord, Muir Of Ord, Ross-shire, IV6 7UJ

    A visit to Glen Ord, on the edge of the Black Isle in the Highlands west of Inverness, is a delight to both the eye and the palate.

    Take a tour of the distillery and watch the distillers at work creating a magical malt whisky which is sweet, malty and dry on the palate.

    Glen Ord Distillery was founded in 1838, making it one of the oldest in Scotland. Situated on the edge of the Black Isle west of Inverness, Glen Ord continues to malt its own barley and to use the long fermentation and slow distillation methods followed there for generations.

    The soil, the barley, the sea air and the marvelously soft water that imparts Glen Ord Single Malt Whisky with has earned it the name the “Richer Malt” from the Black Isle in the Northern Highlands.

    The history of Glen Ord is entwined with Scottish lore and the MacKenzies of Ord. The distillery was prized by other distillers for its unique characteristics long before becoming available worldwide. Its impressive reputation is firmly established in Scotland - especially among blenders who included Glen Ord to add a premium note to their whiskies.

    Take a tour of the distillery and watch the distillers at work creating a magical malt whisky which is sweet, malty and dry on the palate.


    5 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    November to March
    1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 11:00 16:00
    Tuesday 11:00 16:00
    Wednesday 11:00 16:00
    Thursday 11:00 16:00
    Friday 11:00 16:00
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
    September to October
    30 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday Closed

    January to March
    Mon - Fri 1100 - 1600

    April - October
    Mon - Saturday 1000 - 1700
    Also Sun June to August 1200 - 1700

    October to December
    Mon - Fri 1100 - 1600

    Festive Tour Times
    Pleasse visit our website for details.

    Best for

    • Whisky Selection


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets


    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome


    • Children Welcome Children under 8 are welcome in the shop and exhibition area. Unfortunately we are unable to take them on a tour of our distillery.


    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled toilets
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street

    Road Directions

    From the South

    Follow the A9 (Perth-Inverness road) north over the Kessock Bridge to the Tore Roundabout, 7 miles north of Inverness. From the roundabout take the A832, which is the 1st exit and is signposted for Muir of Ord and Glen Ord distillery. Entering the village go straight on at the junction, over the railway bridge and take the 1st left. The distillery is 0.75 miles along this road.

    From the North

    Leave the A9 (Thurso-Inverness road) at the roundabout 5 miles south of Alness and take the 2nd exit signposted for Dingwall and Muir of Ord. Continue along the A862 through Dingwall, at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Maryburgh and Muir of Ord. Entering Muir of Ord take a right turn just before the railway bridge at the signpost for Glen Ord distillery.


    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Muir of Ord railway station is situated in the middle of the village. On leaving the train head up the steps onto road bridge going over the railway. From here you will see the signs for Glen Ord Distillery approx. a 10-minute walk.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Inverness airport is approximately a 35 minute drive from Muir of Ord.


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