A historic day at Speyburn Distillery as doors open permanently to visitors after 126 years

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One of Speyside’s most picturesque distilleries is opening to the public permanently following the success of their first-ever public opening at this year’s Spirit of Speyside Festival. The new visitor experience will give whisky fans the chance to enjoy an authentic, behind-the-scenes experience of Speyside distilling life.

Speyburn Distillery in Rothes will open permanently to visitors from 1st August, and booking is now open via Speyburn’s website for the Distillery’s three daily tours, which will run every week from Tuesdays through to Saturdays.

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Speyburn Distillery Manager Euan Henderson explained that opening to visitors has been a long-held dream for the Distillery team, and that the time is finally right for it to become a reality.

He said: ‘There is something very special about the setting and atmosphere at Speyburn, perhaps because it’s quite a hidden distillery and one that has gone about the business of making award-winning drams that are loved the world over in a very quiet and modest way. But now it’s time to let the world in and we couldn’t be more excited! There’s no artifice about the visitor experience we have created. This will be a true taste of Speyside distillery life that will offer an accessible and enjoyable experience for all. This is about the people who make our whiskies welcoming guests into our home to share a taste of Speyburn single malts and the stories and secrets of how they are made. There’s 126 years of previously unseen distilling history here just waiting to be discovered in the heart of Speyside – so make sure you don’t miss your slot on one of our tours this summer.’

Speyburn Distillery tours run from Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm
1 hour and 45 minutes each, 10 guests maximum per tour
Adults £20, children aged 12 – 17 can attend for £10

Book a Speyburn tour online at https://www.speyburn.com/visit-us/tours, or by telephoning +44 (0) 7977 706676




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