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Enjoy a guided tour of our beautiful distillery ...

LEARN HOW WE PRODUCE FINE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Take in the fascinating past with a glimpse into our future and learn about our unique distillation process. Taste Man O’Words and Man O’Sword – our Single Cask Single Malt Scotch whiskies – together with our exceptional New Make Spirit; Rascally Liquor® and blended Scotch whiskies. 

Annandale Distillery ceased production in 1918, whilst in the ownership of the famous Johnnie Walker & Sons. Later rescued by Prof. David Thomson & Teresa Church in 2007, this once derelict distillery sprang back into life on November 3rd, 2014. Our tours give you access to all areas of this historic site including, the mill, kiln, mash and stillhouse, filling room, archaeology, and bonded warehouse. Hosted by our passionate and knowledgeable guides who will explain our history and unique processes. 

Book a Tour

Please remember Annandale Distillery and all Scottish venues selling alcohol follow the Scottish Government’s “Challenge 25” programme.

If you are lucky enough to look under 25, please be ready to show photographic identification.

Prices listed on our website are for consumer bookings only, private groups, travel trade and tour operator prices and tour offerings may vary. To discuss this further, or make a booking please call Annandale Distillery directly on 01461 207817 or email Jade on j.fawcett@annandaledistillery.com, and she will help to make arrangements for you to join us.

Virtual Reality Tours & Important Information

Please be aware our production area can only be accessed by steep stairs that lead to a steel mesh mezzanine platform and due to the fire safety policy we must be made aware of all mobility impairments prior to your booking so we can safely accommodate a tour experience for you and your party.

We can provide a Virtual Reality tour for those who have limited mobility which ‘virtually’ guides you through those inaccessible areas as well as several ‘secure areas’ only you will be able to see!

Please book 24hrs in advance by emailing I.Dupont@annandaledistillery.com to guarantee staff availability.*

Please refer to our VisitScotland Accessibility Guide for more information on accessibility around Annandale Distillery and the Maltings Coffee Shop.

Dogs are welcome in our shop and The Maltings Coffee Shop, though we regret they can’t accompany their humans on tours.

Specialist Tours

Please fill in the form below or email Iain on I.Dupont@annandaledistillery.com if you would like to book one of our specialist tours. Including the Technical, Restoration, Limited mobility/disability VR tour* and our Owners tour. These tours require extra members of staff and up to 24hours notice on certain occasions.

You must visit this place, even if you don't like whiskey! I cannot praise this place enough. I wanted to take my dad who is in a wheelchair, I emailed Iain who explained how he would support him accessing the tour through either a VR system or a laptop so he wouldn't miss out. The tour was very informative with a fair bit of whiskey to try. We also booked in for afternoon tea which was out of this world. The lunch menu also looked very good. Well worth a visit even if its for coffee in the beautifully renovated cafe. £12mil well spent!
Sue F
Sue F
2023-01-06
Annandale Distillery- well worth a visit We went on the tour of the distillery. Grant, our guide, was an excellent guide; informative and answered questions well. Very impressive restoration of the original distillery. Wonderful wood and metal work. Cafe, outstanding. Dog friendly; loved the Dog Menu
PamelaJean
PamelaJean
2023-01-05
Adele is a great tour guide! All three of us really enjoyed the tour with Adele. It was our first distillery tour and she did an excellent job explaining everything.
Joy G
Joy G
2023-01-01
Great Christmas present I was visiting family in the area and this was my Christmas present. Brilliant restoration of long defunct distillery. Tour was informative and entertaining. The tour was followed by Christmas lunch with family. A great Christmas present
Michael W
Michael W
2022-12-29
Great tour & tasting We enjoyed a tour today having stayed nearby in Gretna, my husband is a whisky drinker and I’m unable to drink as heavily pregnant but we both enjoyed the tour - the history of the distillery was very interesting and the tour guide (Grant) was very friendly & knowledgeable. Good selection of whisky to buy in the shop afterwards.
Eira_Badger
Eira_Badger
2022-12-21
Great way to spend an afternoon I had a great tour today of the distillery from Adele. She was very informative and had a good laugh with her. Thanks Adele! The food in the cafe was amazing! Recommend the burger.
Jason M
Jason M
2022-12-21
Truly Marvellous The Maltings cafe at the Annandale distillery provides a great stop for travellers who are weary of typical cafes. It is warm, friendly, with superb staff, lovely food (The Best Breakfast ) and truly accommodating and welcoming of visitors of with Dogs - there's even a special dog treat menu. It's also very good value. I was so impressed I returned on my return journey the next day and will continue coming back in the future. Thank You
Jan R
Jan R
2022-12-21
Great experience! We had a great time with the tour, learning about the craft of distilling whisky. It was a small unassuming place, but full of friendly people. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The attached restaurant provided delicious food.
Joshua O
Joshua O
2022-11-26
Warm Scottish welcome Big whisky drinker. Never heard of Annandale whisky or been to any distillery before and wasn’t entirely convinced I’d like it.Brilliant experience and amazing guide - Adele was very knowledgeable and welcoming, and dealt with a somewhat rowdy group. The history was explained in great detail, the differences between whisky types and casks, and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and even further guidance on where to eat after the tour! Ended up buying a bottle and some whisky stones as the cask strength whiskies were phenomenal.The tour was that good I’m hoping to bring my dad up in a few weeks time! Thank you Adele & AnnandaleAsa Butterfield (not)
Jonah P
Jonah P
2022-11-12
don't miss out the atmosphere on arriving was welcoming, warm and cosy. The staff were attentive and very friendly and imformative about the area.The food was plentiful and reasonably priced. it is also dog friendly so after a walk along the river in Annan we made our way there for lunch.
sjr
sjr
2022-11-11
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