No visitor centre, but private Manager's tours can be booked. Minimum 4 people, £25.00, about twice a week.
My visit to BenRiach Distillery in June 2011 featured tasting of a stunning range of samples dating from 1971 to 1993 recently drawn from the cask.
Longmorn founder John Duff decided to build a second distillery (initially known as Longmorn II) next door - but by this time the Pattison scandal had hit the whisky industry, he went bankrupt and had to sell both distilleries. While Longmorn prospered, BenRiach was closed (apart from its floor maltings) until 1965 when it was purchased and completely renovated by Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd. The maltings worked until 1999...
They needed peated malt for their blends, so they started producing peated whisky as well as unpeated at BenRiach.
Though never intended for single malt release when it was distilled, the peated variety has enabled the current owners of BenRiach to bottle a wide range of both peated and unpeated single malts.
In 2013, BenRiach announced that they had recommenced floor malting at the distillery, as well as the addition of Glenglassaugh to the distilleries owned by the company.
MaltMadness whiskymerchants.co.uk Wikipedia
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BenRiach Distillery is two miles south of Elgin on the road (A941) to Rothes (8 miles). Nearest station is Elgin (ELG) (2 miles) Live Train Times. If your bike's laid up, there's a bus stop outside.
BenRiach bottle an extensive range of whiskies from the unaged Heart of Speyside, through 10, 16 and 20 yo to the premium ages 25, 30 and 40. Not forgetting the peated range, the wood finishes - and the peated wood finishes. There are also frequent releases of limited edition single cask whiskies.
LFW, RMW, TWE
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of BenRiach Distillery are available on Flickr.