Ballindalloch Castle has been home to the Macpherson-Grant family since 1546 and sits at the heart of our traditional Scottish Estate. After a number of years of planning, Ballindalloch Distillery began production in September 2014 and represents a return to distilling for the family. Guy Macpherson-Grant is the 23rd generation to live at the Castle and it was his great, great Grandfather, Sir George, who was involved with the building of Cragganmore and Speyside distilleries in the 19th Century. It is his work that we emulate today.
The distillery sits within a renovated farm steading dating from the early 1800's and our attitude to whisky making is one that Sir George would recognise. As Scotland's first Single Estate Distillery, we harvest barley from our own farm, distil and mature our whisky on the Estate together with feeding our Aberdeen Angus cattle with the draff and using our by-products to fertilize our fields. Ours is a whisky crafted by skill and experience, not by computers. Indeed, our commitment to tradition and quality saw us awarded the Icons of Whisky Craft Producer of the Year 2016.
Our distillery is open, by appointment only, for a range of tailored tours for groups of up to 8 guests. Visits are available from Monday to Friday and prices start at £35 per person. To join us, please contact Distillery Host Brian Robinson on 01807 500331 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. As a small distillery, you will get as close as it is possible to get to the whisky making process before relaxing with drams from the Macpherson-Grant private casks of Cragganmore.
Please note that guests requiring wheelchair access will be able to see all elements of the process and guest areas, but may need to use an alternative route. All tours open to over 18's only.