Balvenie, sister brand to Glenfiddich, has opened a new reception centre at its Dufftown distillery.
The centre will host some very exclusive guided tours of the Balvenie maltings, distillery and warehouse.
Only two tours a day, limited to a maximum group size of eight people, will be available, and then only when the maltings are running. The planned operating season will be January to May and September to November approximately. The Balvenie maltings are the last operating floor maltings on Speyside and one of only five in the whole of Scotland.
Tours cost £20, but include tea/coffee on arrival; the personal tour and an extensive tasting of five or more Balvenie expressions, including premium extra age bottlings. Bookings must be made in advance at http://www.balvenie.com or by phone to +44 (0)1340 820 373. Our tip: take stout shoes – there’s a lot of walking involved!