Speyside along with the Isle of Jura is a hotbed of whisky distilleries and when visiting this area of Dufftown in Scotland, one name stands out; Glenfiddich. Why? Well, this family owned business has stayed true to its roots and from its inception has looked beyond Scotland for custom. Do I need to mention their quality 12, 15 and 18 year ranges which are all attractively priced? No, I didn’t think so. Shall we begin?
The tour is free, one of the few remaining distilleries that don’t charge visitors for walking around and generally taking up their time. Being a freebie its fantastic, although compared to some tours the detail is missing and you’re almost flushed through the environments in industrial fashion. Our guide was friendly, but I felt detailed questions would have been a struggle. As it’s a huge tourist draw I would recommend booking in advance to guarantee your slot. It’s not as busy as the Talisker distillery where you can literally wait for hours, but when in Speyside with all these distilleries it pays big dividends to be organised and on time.
|The duty free warehouse number 1, there are over 40!|