Aberlour Distillery


Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9PJ
Phone: +44 01340-871204/285
Fax: +44 01340-871729



The Distillery

Situated at the junction of the Rivers Lour and Spey, the distillery lies in a beautiful glen, surrounded by glorious scenery dominated by the rugged peaks of Ben Rinnes a short distance away.

Pure spring water for making the whisky is drawn from the River Lour, and the maturing spirit in the warehouse beneficially inhales the moist Speyside air.

Here, the abundance of nature and the centuries-old passion for making single malt whisky conspire to make the generous and multi-layered whisky of Aberlour.

‘Aberlour’ is a gaelic word meaning ‘mouth of the chattering burn [stream]’.


Distillery Tours

The Aberlour Distillery visitor centre has been awarded the maximum five-star status by Scotland’s National Tourism Board. The relaxed and informal tours enable guests to experience the whisky-making process and sample a selection of the finished products in a tutored tasting session. Please follow the links below to discover more about our tours.

Tour includes:

All tours by appointment

Opening Times
April – October: Monday to Sunday
November – March: Monday to Friday


Warehouse No. 1 Tour

  • Overview of Aberlour history and production process
  • Tutored tasting of six Aberlour expressions
  • Opportunity to hand-fill your own personalised bottle of Aberlour cask strength whisky
  • Daily tours at 10:00 and 14:00
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Admission £10
  • Over 18’s only


Founder's Tour

  • Specially catered to the whisky connoisseur
  • In-depth tutored nosing and tasting of four Aberlour expressions paired with chocolate
  • Explanation of maturation in Warehouse No. 6
  • Special sampling of whisky drawn from the cask
  • Opportunity to hand-fill your own personalised bottle of Aberlour cask strength whisky
  • Booking by arrangement
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Admission £25
  • Exclusive to Wednesdays and Thursdays only
  • Over 18’s only


Aberlour is in the heart of Speyside, almost equidistant from Inverness and Aberdeen.

Journey by rail, car or air to the ‘Mouth of the Lour’ where a warm welcome awaits you.

By air:
Aberlour Distillery is about an hour’s drive from Aberdeen and Inverness airports.

By road:
Take the A9 and A95 from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The journey through Scotland’s majestic scenery takes around 3–4 hours.

By rail:
The nearest rail links to Aberlour Distillery are at Elgin (10 miles) and Keith (12 miles). Both are on the Aberdeen-Inverness line.

Aberlour Distillery, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB3 9PJ, UK
Tel: +44(0)1340 881249
Fax: +44(0)1340 871729