Balvenie Connoisseurs Choice Whisky Distillery
Included in the Balvenie Whisky Distillery Tour
- Chauffeured Vintage Bentley or Range Rover
- Visit to The Balvenie (must be booked at least 2 months in advance, longer in high season)
- Lunch in Award Winning Whisky Bar.
- Scenic Drives through the Glenlivet Estate
- Whisky Tutoring in the highest village in Scotland
- Bottle Highland Spring water
The Balvenie is one of the most exclusive distilleries in Speyside. At The Balvenie they like to keep things personal so limit each tour to no more than 8 people. You will get to see the only traditional, working floor malting’s in the Scottish Highlands, meet, craftsmen, and nose and taste some of Spey side’s finest malt whisky.
The Balvenie is unlike all other single malt Scotch whiskies, thanks to a unique combination of human craft and natural alchemy. A visit to the Balvenie Distillery brings this unique combination to life. The craft and nature’s mysteries have not changed in Balvenie production in over a century.
Balvenie Distillery runs only two tours a day, Their tours allow you to experience exactly how the Balvenie whisky makes its incredible journey from barley to bottle. An extra special experience on this tour you can bottle your own Balvenie in Warehouse 24.
Dependent on your chosen time for your Balvenie Tour, this will determine the itinerary for the day ahead. Balvenie Distillery tours are at 10:00am or 2:00pm You will be driven in your chauffeured Bentley or Range Rover to the Scottish Highlands highest village, a visit to the Castle Whisky shop if desired, then you shall be driven through awe inspiring landscapes of Speyside on historic military roadsbuilt by General Wade by, Glenlivet, with its famous distillery that started the whisky industry in 1846 onwards to Ballindalloch Castle, family home of the Macpherson Grants since 1546 – Immerse yourself in its architecture and interiors and the beautiful gardens, onwards to Aberlour, the origins of the village lie at the west end of today’s settlement, on the opposite side of the main road from the Aberlour Distillery Here the Burn of Aberlour flows into the River Spey.
The burn is crossed by an ancient packhorse bridge, still standing today only because Robert Duff rebuilt it for the price of £5 in 1729. Close to the ancient bridge is the kirkyard and the ruins of St Drostan’s Church. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in an award winning whisky bar or at The Mash Tun situated close to the River Spey
Please Note: The Balvenie has only two tours per day Monday to Thursday and one on Friday mornings. Bygone Drives cannot guarantee tours until confirmed with the Balvenie.