dalwhinnie distillery

Whisky Types: Single Malts

Typical Taste: Full boodied, smooth and warming with hints of smoke

Dalwhinnie Distillery is situated in the Grampian Mountains near the geographical centre of Scotland. Dalwhinnie has been a meeting point especially among cattle drovers for many centuries. The distillery belongs to one of the highest located distilleries in the land and was opened under the name Strathspey. Soon the three owners had financial problems and the distillery changed the owners a couple of times. In 1934, Dalwhinnie Distillery was almost entirely destroyed by a fire and it took more than 100 years until the distillery was in production again. Last time the distillery was renovated was in 1995. Now it produces about 2 million litres and also has a visitor centre.

Dalwhinnie Distillery is known for its “Gentle Spirit“. The Single Malt whisky is full-bodied, smooth and warming. The malt whisky is also used as a major component for the Buchanan blended whiskies. The Single malts are available as 15, 18 and 20 year editions. The 15 year old whisky is smooth, creamy with notes of vanilla, heather, honey and a hint of smoke. The 18 year old version has notes of dried fruit, cinnamon, cloves and a warming peat glow.

Tours are available from £6 for the standard tour and premium tours are available from £30. The Distillery is open throughout the whole year. However, opening times change a lot from season to season. Therefore it is best to check the Dalwhinnie Distillery website before visiting the distillery. Dalwhinnie Distillery is a 4 star visitor experience.


  • Dalwhinnie Single Malt 15 year – Smooth, fruity, honey, heather, hints of smoke
  • Dalwhinnie Single Cask 20 year – Spices, ginger, heather and hints of smoke
  • Dalwhinnie Single Malt 18 year
  • Buchanan Whisky Blend 

Opening Times: Open throughout the whole year.