Admission

Cardhu Distillery Tour - £5
(voucher £3 off purchase x 1 70cl bottle of whisky)
Guided tour of the whisky making process at Cardhu Distillery and short history rounded off by a dram of Cardhu.

'Glassic Tour' - £7
(voucher £3 off purchase x 1 70cl bottle of whisky)
Guided tour of the whisky making process at Cardhu Distillery and short history rounded off by a tutored nosing and tasting of 3 of our single malts.  Complimentary glass.

Our Cardhu Distillery Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and our 'Glassic Tour' 1 hour.

Cardhu Collection Tour - £20
(voucher £3 off purchase x 1 70cl bottle of whisky)
Guided tour of the whisky making process at Cardhu Distillery and history rounded off by a tutored nosing and tasting of 5 drams and only available on a Wednesday at 14:00 and a Thursday at 11:00 – 1.5hours

Children under 18 are free of charge. Children under 8 years of age are welcome, but will not be permitted to the production area, due to company policy.


Opening Times

October - Easter:

Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm
Tour times: 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm

Easter Weekend;
Sat 7th April 10am - 5pm
Sun 8th April 11am - 4pm

Monday 2nd April - Friday 1st June:
Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm

Monday 4th June - Friday 31st August
Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm & Friday's 10am - 7pm

Monday 3rd September - Friday 28th September
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

July - Sept: 
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Monday 1st October - 21st December
Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm
Tours - 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm

Christmas Dates
Closed from 21st December 2012 re-open 7th January 2013.

Last Tour:
1 hour before above closing times.

Cardhu

In 1811 John and Helen Cumming took a 19 year lease on Cardow farm, in the parish of Knockando.  Its remote location favoured clandestine production and in 1816 John Cumming was convicted on three occasions for malting and distilling “privately” without a licence.  Interestingly and according to family and local tradition, these activities were carried out by his wife Helen.  In 1824 John, along with other more experienced distillers, took out a licence under the new Excise Act.

Following John’s death, his son Lewis took over the lease and he concentrated his attention on making a superior whisky, rather than on expanding production like so many distillers of the time.  Late in life Lewis married a local girl, Elizabeth Robertson, who carried on the pioneering work of her mother-in-law following Lewis’s death in 1872.  In 1884 Elizabeth secured a perpetual lease of four acres of ground, close by the farm, on which she built a new Cardow Distillery.  Coming on stream the following year, the new distillery tripled output of the much sought after Cardhu single malt whisky.  In 1893, following advances by several would-be purchasers, Elizabeth eventually sold the distillery to John Walker & Sons, Kilmarnock.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cardhu where you can enjoy a guided tour of this long established distillery and taste the superb Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky or the sought after Cardhu Special Cask Reserve.


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Contact Details

Cardhu Distillery
Knockando
Aberlour
Banffshire
AB38 7RY

Tel: +44(0)1479 874635
Email: cardhu.distillery@diageo.com
Web: http://www.discovering-distilleries.com/cardhu