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Glen Ord Distillery
Glen Ord Distillery

Glen Ord Distillery

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Glen Ord Distillery, Inverness, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, Scotland

The basics

Glen Ord Distillery produces a 12-year-old, 15-year-old, and 18-year-old single malt whisky called The Singleton of Glen Ord. Each is slowly batch distilled and matured in fine European and American oak casks. The Singleton of Glen Ord Signature Sherry Cask is firstly matured in European and American oak casks before a secondary maturation in European oak ex-sherry casks. As is tradition, at the end of the tour you’ll get to enjoy a single malt tasting or two. As you sip, you’ll learn how to compare and identify the flavors in whisky.

Visits to the distillery are often included in tours of the Highlands, making a great way to combine sightseeing with whisky tasting. To get a taste of the diversity of Scotland’s whiskies, it’s a good idea to book a guided tour that includes visits to several different distilleries in one day. This also lets you avoid the worry of assigning a designated driver.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Inverness

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Whisky tour beyond compare!
John_J, Jun 2022
BMW X5 SUV Highland Whisky Tour Glen Ord, Glenmorangie, Balblair, Dornoch
Gavin’s upbeat personality and love of whisky made this tour the ultimate experience, especially for one of us who was not a whisky drinker. His knowledge was exceptional, and he tailored the tour to meet the needs of the day along with chocolate!
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The Best Way to do the Highlands
Rebecca_K, May 2022
BMW X5 SUV Highland Whisky Tour Glen Ord, Glenmorangie, Balblair, Dornoch
This was such a fun tour! My friend and I went for my birthday and couldn’t have asked for a better day. Gavin was a great storyteller and guide. We tried some of the best whiskey on earth and even stopped at a castle! Highly recommend, you won’t regret it!
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Gavin was an excellent...
David_M, May 2022
BMW X5 SUV Highland Whisky Tour Glen Ord, Glenmorangie, Balblair, Dornoch
Gavin was an excellent tour guide and great coversionationist. His collection of scotch and descriptions of each was the highlight of the tour.
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Inverness Whisky Tour
Dominic_P, Jul 2021
BMW X5 SUV Highland Whisky Tour Glen Ord, Glenmorangie, Balblair, Dornoch
The entire tour was amazing. Gavin is a true gentleman and his knowledge of whisky and the history of the area and his heritage is outstanding. This tour was by far one of the highlights of our trip to Scotland. We will most definitely do this again!!
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Highland Whiskey Tour with the Tall man
David M, Oct 2019
BMW X5 SUV Highland Whisky Tour Glen Ord, Glenmorangie, Balblair, Dornoch
Unforgettable day touring the highlands and distilleries with Gavin. Gavin provided helpful information on the distilleries and the whiskey's we were trying, he also gave us recommendations. A beautiful day exploring the highlands around the Inverness area and surrounds. A day of fun, good conversation and tasting some exceptional single malt whiskey's.
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Things to know before you go

  • Due to its history and quality of product, Glen Ord is one of Scotland’s must-visit distilleries.
  • Tours of varying depths are offered, catering to those with a passing interest to whisky connoisseurs.
  • The distillery is wheelchair-accessible.
  • If you don’t have time for a tour, you can get a taste by viewing the distillery’s exhibition instead.
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How to get there

Glen Ord Distillery is located 15 miles (24 kilometers)—or roughly a 25-minute drive—west of Inverness in the village of Muir of Ord. It can be reached by Stagecoach bus #28, and trains from Inverness Station. The Muir of Ord train station is a 10-minute walk away.

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When to get there

The distillery and visitors center is open to visitors all year round from morning until early evening, and opening hours are slightly extended during the summer months. Guided tours typically last one hour. Summer is typically the busiest period for the distillery—and the Highland region in general.

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Dining

If you want to have a bite to eat after your visit, you’ll find several casual dining options around the village of Muir of Ord. A little farther away—roughly a 25-minute drive—you can visit Oakwood Restaurant, which serves Scottish dishes including locally-sourced venison, Orkney Island beef, and hand-dived scallops. In the village of Strathpeffer, 15 minutes away; Red Poppy Restaurant serves Highland fare with an ever-changing menu.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Glen Ord Distillery?
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