20 Montford Place, London, SE11 5DE tel: 02 Open: Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm, closed Sun Bank holidays open 11am-4pm. Penderyn Distillery, Brecon Beacons National Park Now the only whisky distillery in Wales, and owned by The Welsh Whisky Company which also makes gin, vodka and cream liqueurs in the beautiful foothills of the Brecon Beacons.
Unsurprisingly, this is a popular tourist attraction.
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If you love fine whisky or gin, what could be better than visiting the place where it is made, tasting it while touring the stills and cask rooms?
Ideally you'll have an inhouse expert showing you around, explaining the intricate and fascinating process of distillation.
There’s a homely visitors’ centre with sofas to sink into and a log fire in winter, a shop and a tasting room. Talisker, Isle of Skye A more idyllic setting for a distillery, on the shores of Loch Harport with views of the Cuillins, is hard to imagine.
Tours run at 1pm each day, last 90 minutes and include a gin sampling for £10. Open: All year round, except Easter, Christmas and New Year days. Five copper stills turn out the distinctive smoky-sweet Talisker single malt here.
This distillery welcomes children, even giving them a soft drink.
Tours set off every 30 minutes and adult tickets cost £12 (less 10% for online bookings).
Open: All year except around Christmas Eve and New Year, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Glenfiddich, Banffshire Glenfiddich’s major operation and visitor centre in Dufftown, between Aberdeen and Inverness, is somewhere to while away a good part of a day, marvelling at the giant stills which deliver an astonishing 10 million litres of clear spirit a year.
Founded in 1886, this is one of the largest whisky distilleries of all and it attracted 70,000 visitors last year.
This is where the renowned Plymouth Gin is distilled - indeed, gin has been made here since 1793.