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Winter lays snow on hills rising over pagoda roofs.  Summer colours local fields barley-gold. All year round spring water bubbles in the glen. As alive as that day in 1886 when our founder William laid the first stones that built one of the oldest family-owned Scotch whisky distilleries. Join us at Glenfiddich, in the Valley of the Deer.

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Please note: The Visitor Centre will be closed on Sunday 23rd February.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

The valley William so carefully chose, the century-old traditions, and the warmest of welcomes remain unchanged to this day.

When you visit, you’ll discover tall copper tuns, great wooden washbacks and stone-walled warehouses filled with earthy, aged aromas. We are proud to be one of the last independent distilleries in Scotland, with the freedom to maintain our tradition of innovation with a pioneering spirit.

If you can’t visit us in person, become a Glenfiddich Explorer for first-to-know news, special offers and even more ways to enjoy your dram.

Contact Us

T: +44 (0) 1340 822 211
E: glenfiddichbookings@wgrant.com

Find Us 

The Glenfiddich Distillery
Banffshire, AB55 4DH 

We're just half a mile (0.8km) north of Dufftown, where our founder William was born.

Our guides are a wealth of knowledge and they're multilingual. So please let us know if you'd like your tour in a specific language and we'll do our best to accommodate you.


Glenfiddich Location

Explorers Tour

A taste of what it takes to make a Glenfiddich whisky

  • Glenfiddich Distillery Classic Tour

explore every chapter of the glenfiddich story

On this tour, you’ll go on a journey through every part of the Glenfiddich tradition, to find out how the world’s most awarded whiskies are created.

Your visit will begin with a short film recounting our five generations of family ownership. It’ll then be followed by an on-foot tour of the distillery with the chance to see how our whiskies are created by craftsmen with generations of understanding. The tour includes a visit to the still house where you can see how our stillmen capture the sweetest part of our distillate from our unusually sized copper stills.

Time matters when whisky making. So, as well as touring the distillery, you’ll visit our original warehouse where you will explore the generations of gently maturing casks. You’ll also learn how we achieve depth and consistency of flavour throughout our range of exceptional whiskies.

The special conclusion to this visit is a tutored nosing and tasting of three of our world-renowned single malts.

Under 18s are welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by an adult.


1 Hour 30 Minutes


Visitor Centre
Mash House
Still House
Bottling House
Warehouse 1
Dramming Centre


Daily between 10am and 4pm.

Glenfiddich Solera: Deconstructed

Matured for 15 years, Glenfiddich Solera is one of our most distinctive whiskies. As such, we’ve created this specialist tour to give you an insight into how we create one of the world’s most unforgettable single malts.

  • Glenfiddich Distillery Explorers Tour

A journey to the heart of a great whisky

The secrets of solera

Following your distillery tour visit warehouse 8, home to our unique Solera process. You'll discover what makes our 15 year old such an exceptional dram. You’ll then be taken into our malt masters blending room: here you will enjoy tasting a number of cask-strength samples.

You’ll also have the unique chance to step into our Malt Master Brian Kinsman’s role, preparing your very own version of Glenfiddich 15 year old by combining different cask samples together. Each guest will be able to bottle a small sample of their own creation to keep.

We can only welcome a maximum of 8 guests on each tour and therefore we ask that you reserve places in advance to avoid disappointment.

You must be over 18 to take part in this Glenfiddich tour.


2 Hours 30 Minutes


Visitor Centre
Mash House
Still House
Warehouse 1
Warehouse 8
Bottling Hall
Malt Master's Suite


4 x 15 Year Old Cask Samples


Daily at 10am & 2pm.

Pioneers Tour

Join us for an inspiring half-day visit to the home of the world's most awarded single malt. 

  • Pioneer tour 02

An in-depth tour for the whisky ENTHUSIAST

After being welcomed by one of our experienced guides, you’ll experience the wealth of craftsmanship and traditions that are still used at the distillery today. You’ll have the chance to learn how we balance these with the innovation that has allowed us to create a range of exceptional whiskies.

your own exclusive whisky

During the course of your tour, you’ll visit a number of warehouses and discover warehouse number 12, home to the Malt Master’s Selection. This range of 4 casks has been specially chosen by our sixth Malt Master, Brian Kinsman. Here, you will be invited to fill a 20cl bottle from the cask of your choice, which you will be able to take home, along with a beautiful commemorative book documenting your trip to the distillery.

We will conclude the experience with a tutored masterclass of a selection of five of our finest whiskies along with delicious canapés prepared by Addy Daggart, our head chef.

This tour needs to be booked at least a week in advance and is for over 18s only. The maximum group size is eight people.


4 Hours


Visitor Centre
Mash House
Still House
Warehouse 1
Warehouse 8
Warehouse 12
Tasting Room


Once daily at 12pm.

Malt Barn Bar

The largest pouring collection of Glenfiddich whiskies in the world

  • Glenfiddich Distillery Malt Barn Bar


In the heart of our Distillery, our historic barley store is now renovated and set with granite walls and a solid oak bar. Taste Glenfiddich whiskies from an unrivalled selection of 12 to 50 Year Old single malts, vintage reserves and rare whiskies no longer in production – the largest range of Glenfiddich pouring whiskies in the world.


The Malt Barn Bar is the only place where you can try our Malt Barn collection. You can taste something you may never experience again – our 1958 whisky selling for £1000 a dram. Or a more affordable 2003 expression for £15. Whichever you decide on, each is expertly selected by our Malt Master Brian Kinsman.


The Malt Barn Bar offers a unique range of Whisky Flights offering a fantastic way to taste a number of our whiskies alongside each other. The bar has a varied selection to suit everyone from the novice whisky drinker to the experienced taster.

Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm.
All year round.

Glenfiddich Distillery Shop

Take something original away with you

  • Glenfiddich Distillery global asset

New Luxury Store

This summer, our gift shop has undergone a dramatic transformation. Restyled and updated with classic and contemporary furniture, it is now home to a selection of stylish luxury lifestyle products including clothing, accessories, homeware along with our full range of Glenfiddich whiskies and exclusive distillery bottles. The new product lines feature items primarily from Scotland. The gift shop will also include a section devoted our online Glenfiddich Gallery which enables enthusiasts to browse online and select a bottle from our most precious and rarest casks.


Featuring an array of Glenfididch whiskies our Distillery shop also offer you the chance to bottle-you-own cask strength 15 Year Old, create a personalised label for  a 12, 15 or 18 Year Old carrying your special message  and buy rare Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whiskies, many only available in our shop.

We’ve also been involved in some exciting collaborations, to bring you something original you can take away with you – from outdoor wear to home collections and delicious treats - all inspired by our unique single malt.


Opening times:

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm


    As recently as the 1960s people outside Scotland were only used to drinking blended whisky. We were so proud of our single malt, that in 1963 we introduced it to the world and created the single malt category.


    Whisky’s tourism industry started right here at our Distillery. Janet Sheed Roberts, our founder’s last grandchild, opened our Distillery doors with the first visitor centre in 1969.


    Our whisky-making process hasn’t changed since 1887. We use the same water source, the same unusually shaped stills, and the same high cut point to capture the heart of our distillate. Traditions all laid down by our founder William Grant. To guarantee absolute quality and authenticity.


    The towering rooftops of one of our oldest buildings, the Malt Barn, were built with stones our founder William carried from the bed of the River Fiddich.


    We are the only distillery in Scotland to use a single source of water throughout the entire whisky-making process. We use the pure waters of the Robbie Dhu spring, its unique highland tang wrought from millennia of flowing though Banffshire peat and over Scottish granite.


    We boil Juniper bushes in all our new stills, a local tradition forgotten by many distilleries. Juniper neutralises the natural sulphur in barley and cleanses the copper until it is ‘sweet’.


    Specially sourced malted barley, water from the Robbie Dhu spring and fermentation in traditional pine washbacks, all carefully come together to create the fruity notes that define our single malts.