Cardhu Distillery

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Supplier Category: Attraction and Guided ToursSupplier Tags: distillerytour, Speyside, and whisky

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    The Cardhu Distillery really does stand out from all the other distilleries in the Speyside area. Visit the distillery for a guided tour, tasting and a short history of the only malt whisky pioneered by a woman.

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    In 1811 John and Helen Cumming sited their first still at Cardow Farm on the Mannoch Hill, high above the River Spey, where spring water, naturally softened by a layer of peat, bubbled from the ground. It was to be the perfect spot for their farm, and a distillery that would stand the test of time.

    Share with us the story of the only malt distillery pioneered by a woman. The malt whisky produced here has a warmth and cleanliness of taste which experts describe as "silky" and is used in some of the award winning Johnnie Walker blends.

    The light character of our 12 years old Cardhu is an excellent starting point for anyone starting on their whisky journey and our new additions to the family, the Cardhu 15 and 18 years, offer flavours for those for that are looking for something a little more complex.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    A guided tour of the whisky making process at Cardhu Distillery and short history rounded off by a dram of Cardhu. The last tour is 1 hour before closing.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Following a guided tour of the distillery, guests will be guided through a nosing and tasting of 3 whiskies. To add to the experience guests will be provided with a scorecard and will nose and taste the whiskies blind (Don’t worry you won’t be blindfolded!). The winner who guesses all three whiskies correctly will win bragging rights and be added to our hall of fame. All guests will also receive a complimentary Cardhu Dram Glass. The last tour is 1 hour before closing.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Guided tour of the whisky making process at Cardhu Distillery and short history followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of 6 of our single malts and a Cardhu Glencairn Nosing Glass.

    Tastings without a tour, and tailor made and private tours are also available. For further information please contact us.

    All tours include a £5 voucher redeemable against a 70cl bottle of whisky


    January – March: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00

    April - September: Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

    October – December: Monday - Friday 10:00 – 16:00

    During October & November, we carry out our annual maintenance. Please call the visitor centre in advance to check availability.

  • Tour details
    What is the minimum/ maximum capacity?:

    Max 9 for scheduled tours.
    Please enquire if you have a larger group.

    Frequency of tour:

    Scheduled tours are available throughout the day.
    Please enquire for private tours at other times.

    Are private tours available?:


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    Extra information:

    For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery.