Distillery & Tours
Deep in the East Highland Hills of Aberdeenshire, nestled in the Valley of Forgue, lies The GlenDronach Distillery. The distillery was founded in 1826 on the site of the Boynsmill Estate and the historic Boynsmill House – dating back to 1771 and later renamed Glen House – is still standing proud today. Named after the bramble thorns we are surrounded by, ‘GlenDronach’ means ‘Valley of the Brambles’ in Scots Gaelic. For nearly two hundred years our distillery has been guarded by a parliament of rooks, who try to nest in our warehouses. Distillery folk believes that as long as these gregarious birds remain, the whisky will prosper.
We warmly welcome visitors to The GlenDronach Distillery Visitor Centre all year round, seven days a week, from 10.00 am until 4.30 pm GMT. All of our experiences include a tour of the production areas and a visit into one of our warehouses.
Tours and Visitors Centre
Discover how The GlenDronach has mastered the art of sherry cask maturation since 1826. Delve into the rich history of sherry casks in Scotland in this tutored tasting, so that you too will leave a Master of Sherry. Must be 18+ to book.
Enjoy a tutored tasting of The GlenDronach, exploring the perfect harmony, complexity, and texture of sherry matured whisky and chocolate. Must be 18+ to book.
Explore a wide range of The GlenDronach Highland Single Malts and official merchandise. Why not bottle your own distillery-exclusive Handfill, directly from a choice of two casks:
Cask No. 2462: 1st Fill Oloroso Puncheon, 16/07/1993, 28 years old, 54.9% abv
Cask No. 3126: 1st Fill PX Puncheon, 25/04/2011, 11 years old, 58.2% abv
Discover our full core range of fine Single Malts along with some of the oldest and rarest from GlenDronach. Choose from a specially curated selection of whisky tasting flights or enjoy a dram from our archive collection.
A Unique Heritage & Traditional Past
Deep in the East Highland Hills of Aberdeenshire, nestled in the Valley of Forgue, lies The GlenDronach Distillery. The distillery was founded in 1826 on the site of the Boynsmill Estate and the historic Boynsmill House – dating back to 1771 and later renamed Glen House – is still standing proud today.
Our malt mill, glistening copper mash tun, and traditional wooden washbacks form part of a vigorous but carefully attended process. Our elegant copper pot stills distill and re-distill the richest spirit which is then filled into the finest casks and left patiently maturing in our warehouses. Nearly 70% of the flavour in the whisky is derived from the cask it has been matured in. Wood’s important, which is why we adopt a ‘no compromise’ approach when choosing our world-renowned sherry casks to enrich our whisky. Over the years of extended maturation, these carefully seasoned casks help create the unique richly-sherried style that The GlenDronach is famous for.