Glen Garioch Distillery

Glen Garioch Distillery

Has been handcrafting a beautiful range of natural, non chill-filtered single malt whiskies for over 200 years.  Scotland's most Easterly distillery, situated in the historic Valley of the Garioch, traditionally the finest barley growing area in all of Scotland!

Eighteen miles north-west of Aberdeen, on its easterly border stands Glen Garioch Distillery in the market town of Oldmeldrum. The Garioch is over 150 square mile tract of richly fertile land amongst rolling hills.

The district was known as 'The Granary of Aberdeenshire'. Cereal crops have been in abundance here for over a thousand years, while the crystal springs which supply Oldmeldrum made the town famous for its beer. So it is not surprising that Glen Garioch Distillery was established as early as 1797 - one of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland.

The most amazing thing about a visit to the Glen Garioch Distillery, is that you go around the full production of the exceptional whiskies from the malting through to the storage of the barrels. It is a full working distillery so you can see the current process and smell the wonderful malty aromas associated with the whisky production. The tour is not suitable for disabled visitors due to walking around the distillery through some stairs and into different rooms such as the kiln room and the old malting floors. Although disabled visitors can see the whole process by watching the DVD in the visitor centre.

Opening Times

Visitor Centre Shop - Open 10.00 - 16.30 Monday to Saturday

Daily Tours - 11.00, 13.00, 15.00 Monday to Saturday. Your visit includes a tour and dram.

VIP tours and group visits can be arranged by prior appointment. Please contact the distillery for weekend, Christmas and New Year opening times.


Adults - £5.00


Distillery gift shop
Free car park 
Meeting facilities are also available


Wheelchair access to the Visitors Centre, car parking & toilets

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