Enjoy a guided tour at our beautiful distillery taking in the fascinating past with a glimpse into our future. Learn about our brands and be among the first to taste our New Make Malt Spirit, Rascally Liquor®.
Classic Distillery Tour
Duration: 60 Minutes
Time: Hourly starting at 10am every day, last tour 4pm
Children 12+: 4.50
Children under 12: Free
Note: 12 People Max
Duration: 90 minutes
Time: 11am every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (during the Summer season) and additionally by arrangement
Note: Minimum numbers apply. 10 people max
Distillery Technical Tour
Duration: 120 minutes
Note: This tour is by special arrangement. Please make an enquiry with your preferred date/s and we will contact you to arrange a suitable time. Maximum of 10 people.
Distillery Owner Tour
Duration: 120 minutes
Note: This tour is by special arrangement. Please make an enquiry with your preferred date/s and we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
Meet the man behind the rebirth of Annandale Distillery.
In this fascinating tour Professor David Thomson relates the whole story from June 2006 until present. Learn about archaeology, the water diviner, the engineers, the architect and many of the other ‘characters’ involved in the project. You can anticipate detailed technical explanations of the science and technology of whisky-making, delivered in a simple and highly engaging manner by this very accomplished lecturer and public speaker. He’ll also explain how the Man O’Words and Man O’Sword brands were developed……and you may even be lucky enough to get a Rabbie Burns poetry recital!
For the finale, you’ll taste whiskies at different stages of maturation and with different wood finishes, from Annandale’s new make spirit all the way through to our exceptional Single Malts.
“Everyone thoroughly appreciated the visit and above all listening to your erudite and interesting description of process, history and commercial strategy – quite a mix, but delivered with great charm and humour, and fascinating insights!” Neil McKerrow (Sedbergh 500)
Please note that Annandale Distillery is a historic site which dates back to 1836. The courtyard is cobbled. We are a working distillery and as such a section of the distillery tour is not accessible to disabled visitors. The Still Room, housing the mash tun, washbacks and wash/spirit stills is where mashing, fermentation and distillation takes place. The Still Room is situated on the first floor of the building and is only accessible by a stairway. The flooring in the Still Room is of a grid structure. We are currently working on a film screening option for disabled visitors in order to help guests with disabilities make the most of their visit.
Children are permitted on distillery tours, but must be accompanied and closely supervised by an adult. Please note during busy periods Annandale Distillery management reserves the right to limit the number of children to 2 per tour. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Due to the historic nature of the Distillery, there are uneven floors throughout the grounds and the building. In production areas, there is grated flooring which makes it unsuitable for heeled shoes. We advise that all visitors wear appropriate footwear when visiting the distillery.
Coaches by appointment