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

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.

The Whisky Castle

The Whisky Castle has been selling the finest Malt Whiskies of Scotland, from its premises in this quaint village for over 100 years,specializing in Independent bottling of Single Malt Whisky and those Distillery bottling’s which are kept at 46% abv and above

Your hosts Sam and Scott are delighted to give you tutored tastings on selected malts. Their philosophy rests on offering over 500 single cask, independently bottled and small batch malts for Tomintoul.

They provide a unique tasting experience from a fantastic selection of products and will ensure they find malt that suits your palette.

Costings – Per 2 Persons

Vintage Bentley or Range Rover: £695.00

To avoid disappointment, booking for this tour is recommended, approx 8 – 10 weeks is advantage.

 

Extra Tour Information

The itineraries and cars are all subject to availability, and costings and itineraries are all based on your pick up location within 12 miles of our base. Outwith this area we will tailor the itinerary too suit you. Extra mileage will be charged accordingly.