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Enjoy a guided tour at our beautiful distillery, taking in the fascinating past with a glimpse into our future. Learn about our unique distillation process, and be among the first to taste our Man O' Words and Man O' Sword - our Single Cask, Single Malt Scotch whiskies - together with our exceptional Clear Malt Spirit, Rascally Liquor®.
Please email Iain on I.Dupont@annandaledistillery.com if you would like to book one of our specialist tours. Including the Technical, Restoration, **Limited mobility/disability VR tour and our Owners tour. These tours require extra members of staff and up to 24hours notice on certain occasions.
Please remember Annandale Distillery and all Scottish pubs, restaurants & other alcohol selling venues follow the Scottish Government's "Challenge 25" - So, bring your ID if you are lucky enough to look young enough to be challenged.
**Please be aware our production area can only be accessed by two steep stairwells. Due to fire safety, we must be made aware of all mobility impairments prior to your tour. If you would like a private VR Limited Mobility tour please book via I.Dupont@annandaledistillery.com 24hours in advance.
Please refer to our VisitScotland Accessibility Guide for more information on accessibility around Annandale Distillery and the Maltings Coffee Shop.
Dogs are welcome in our shop and The Maltings Coffee Shop, though we regret they can't accompany their humans on tours.
Please scroll down to book a tour, these can be booked daily, and run 7 days a week, with the first hourly tour starting at 10am and the last beginning at 3pm.
For group bookings of 12 people or more, please book ahead. Email Jade on J.Fawcett@annandaledistillery.com
Annandale Distillery has been through three whisky eras. Whilst in the ownership of the famous Johnnie Walker, Annandale Distillery closed in 1918. Rescued by David Thomson & Teresa Church in 2007, this once derelict distillery sprang back into life on November 3rd, 2014. Learn about the history of Annandale Distillery and how we produce fine Single Malt Scotch Whisky, and finish with a taste of Annandale’s exceptional whiskies.
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If your group/bubble is larger than 12 people please ring the distillery directly on 01461207817 and we will help make arrangements for you to join us.
In this fascinating tour David Thomson will relate the whole story from June 2006 until present. You’ll learn about the archaeologists, the water diviner, the engineers, the architect and all the other ‘characters’ involved in the project. This will be placed in a historical context that mentions King Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns (the two RBs of Annandale). He may even recite some of Burns’ poetry! The tour finishes with a taste of Annandale’s exceptional whiskies.
Please email Iain to register your interest on I.Dupont@annandaledistillery.com. These tours are subject to Professor Thomson's availability.
Annandale Distillery welcomes you on this tour which offers the opportunity to learn even more about whisky and delves deeply into the distilling process.
Finish with a taste of Annandale’s exceptional whiskies.
This tour incorporates the Classic Tour and focuses on the spectacular story of the rebirth of the distillery; a £14 million project. Finish with a taste of Annandale’s exceptional whiskies.
Our specialist tours are by special arrangement. Please make an enquiry below with your preferred date/s and we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
Galloway Classic Tour deal @ £11.50pp - a full one hour distillery tour, two tastings of whisky plus a take home 'cyclists dram' miniature bottle of the single malt whisky (choose between the peated Man O’ Sword or unpeated Man O' Words)Whisky And Burns Cycling Tours
Please note that Annandale Distillery is a historic site which dates back to 1836. The courtyard is cobbled. We are a working distillery and as such a section of the distillery tour is not accessible to disabled visitors. The Still Room, housing the mash tun, washbacks and wash/spirit stills is where mashing, fermentation and distillation takes place. The Still Room is situated on the first floor of the building and is only accessible by a stairway. The flooring in the Still Room is of a grid structure. We are currently working on a film screening option for disabled visitors in order to help guests with disabilities make the most of their visit.
Children are permitted on distillery tours, but must be accompanied and closely supervised by an adult. Please note during busy periods Annandale Distillery management reserves the right to limit the number of children to 2 per tour. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Due to the historic nature of the Distillery, there are uneven floors throughout the grounds and the building. In production areas, there is grated flooring which makes it unsuitable for heeled shoes. We advise that all visitors wear appropriate footwear when visiting the distillery.
Coaches by appointment