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Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

Glen Grant Distillery & Garden

  • A941 Map It
  • Rothes
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 10/08/2013

Fodor's Review

James Grant founded a distillery in 1840 when he was only 25, and it was the first in the country to be electrically powered. This place will come as a welcome relief to companions of dedicated Malt Whisky Trail followers, because in addition to the distillery there's a large and beautiful garden. It's planted and tended as Grant envisioned, with orchards and woodland walks, log bridges over waterfalls, a magnificent lily pond, and azaleas and rhododendrons in profusion.

Using peculiarly tall stills and special purifiers that follow a design introduced over a century ago, Glen Grant produces a distinctive pale-gold whisky with an almost floral or fruity finish. The tour is excellent value, with perhaps the friendliest guides and certainly the most generous tastings.

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Sight Information

Address:

A941, Rothes, AB38 7BS, Scotland

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Phone:

01340-832118

Sight Details:

  • £3.50
  • Apr–Oct., daily 9:30–4; Nov.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4, Sun. noon–5

Updated 10/08/2013

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