Before you make an enquiry about taking a whisky tour, holding an event, or any other aspect of our visitor experience, why not browse the Frequently Asked Questions below – you may find the answer you’re looking for.
What is ‘Silent Season’?
For approximately one month of the year, in winter, the distillery ceases production in order to carry out essential maintenance work. During this time access to the distillery may be restricted for Health and Safety reasons – please call +44 (0)1887 822010 for more details or check out our Silent Season page.
How do I enter the photography competition?
Our photography competition runs over a 3 month period (April to June, July to September, October to December and January to March). For a chance to win a bottle of Aberfeldy 12, simply post your photo to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #HomeOfDewars. The competition is open to residents of the UK only and you must be over 18 to participate. You can find full Terms and Conditions here.
What is there to see and do at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery?
Your whisky tour will start with a short film, followed by a chance to explore our heritage exhibition and discover more about the remarkable history of John Dewar & Sons. This part of your visit is self-guided, with our iPad guide available in various languages. Your experienced tour guide will then take you on a tour of the Aberfeldy Distillery and warehouse so you can learn more about the whisky making magic! The tour ends with a wee dram in our Whisky Lounge.
Do you sell limited editions?
Yes! The Distillery shop sells limited editions and single cask bottlings, as well as offering the opportunity to hand fill your own bottle of exclusively aged Aberfeldy Single Malt – only available at the Distillery.
What are your opening hours? When is the last tour of the day?
As a general rule, our opening hours are as follows:
- April to October – Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12 midday – 4pm
- November to March – Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. Closed Sundays.
We close for a short period over Christmas – please check our website near the time for announcements.
You must always leave time for your chosen whisky tour before the experience closes. We strongly advise booking online to secure your experience.
When do the whisky tours start?
Whisky tours begin from when we open, and take place throughout the day.
Do we have to book?
We strongly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Groups of more than 12 must be booked in advance – for group bookings, please call +44 (0)1887 822010, use our contact form, or email email@example.com.
How many people can you take on the whisky tour?
Due to Health & Safety Regulations on site, we are limited to 16 people with 1 tour guide or 20 with a back-up guide.
Can you cater for large groups?
Large groups are very welcome – they will be split into smaller groups for the Distillery Tour and must be pre-booked in advance. Please call +44 (0)1887 822010 (select option 4), use our contact form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book parties of more than 12 people.
Are there any concessions available?
Yes we offer concessions on full price Aberfeldy Tour tickets. Full price is £9.50 per adult, concessions (students, armed services and Seniors +60) are £7.50 each and children aged 12-17 are £4.50 each. Under 12s are free.
Is there disabled access to the Distillery?
We offer full wheelchair access in the Whisky Lounge, cafe and distillery shop as well as the heritage exhibition and warehouse. Access is limited in the distillery due to stairs. More information is provided on our Accessibility page, and you can call +44 (0)1887 822010 or email email@example.com to get a copy of our full access statement.
Can we take children on the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery whisky tour?
Yes. As long as they are supervised by their parents or guardians. Obviously under 18s can’t sample the whisky!
Do you have a bar?
Yes we have a bar from which over 18s can purchase from an extensive range of our whiskies, whisky flights, and whisky cocktails. This is available to all, regardless of whether they wish to take a whisky tour.
Can we take photos?
Photography is permitted in the warehouse and visitor centre, but not within the distillery itself due to health and safety reasons. We are happy to send you photos of the production process by email after your visit.
Are tours available in different languages?
Our tours are only in English, but our tablet based app which is used for the heritage exhibition, and our printed guide which explains our production tour, are available in nine languages. These languages are French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Russian, Japanese and Chinese, as well as an English version. If you would like to bring an interpreter, please let us know in advance.
Are dogs permitted?
Unfortunately no dogs (except assistance dogs) are permitted within the shop, cafe or distillery. Dogs can come onto the distillery grounds site as long as they are on a lead.
It’s a production site – do we have to wear any special clothing?
No specialist clothing is required, however as a traditional working distillery, sensible footwear must be worn – this means no open toed shoes or high heels on the distillery tour. Loan wellingtons/shoes & free socks are available if required.
Can you send out whisky?
Yes we can send out bottles of whisky via our courier service within the UK. Please call +44 (0)1887 822010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on costs etc.
Do you have an engraving service?
Yes we can engrave a selection of our bottles with personal messages, or perhaps one of Tommy Dewar’s ‘Dewarisms’ ! Engraving costs £5 per bottle engraved. For more details please call us on +44 (0)1887 822010 or email email@example.com
How do we get to Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery via bus or train?
By train – the nearest train station is Pitlochry, you would then need to take either a bus or taxi to Aberfeldy. By Bus – buses run from Perth to Aberfeldy/Pitlochry to Aberfeldy and go past the visitor centre. This bus should be the number 23. The bus will stop outside the distillery if you ask the driver. Please check our location page for more information.
Do you have tours leaving from Glasgow or Edinburgh?
Rabbies Tours offer daily excursions to Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery and other attractions in The Highlands, leaving from and returning to Edinburgh city centre. Book the Highland Lochs Glens & Whisky Tour here. You must purchase your distillery tour ticket separately when you arrive.
Do you offer Private or Luxury Tours of the Distillery?
We can offer private whisky tours of the distillery with your own personal tour guide, or we can create a bespoke luxury itinerary for you. We can also offer out of hours tours – please call for +44 (0)1887 822010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your visit.
Can I hire the Distillery as a venue for my event?
Yes – check out our events information pages and email email@example.com for more details about special events and private hire. Our Sales, Events & Marketing Manager will be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.
Can you identify/date a bottle of whisky or an item of Dewar’s memorabilia for me?
We cannot personally identify your item or offer a valuation, but if you email us the details, including any bottle numbers/identifying marks, photos and details on when/where it was purchased, we will pass your enquiry on to our archivist and try to provide you with more information.
I have an advertising proposal for Aberfeldy/Dewar’s – who can I contact?
If you have a proposal to promote Aberfeldy or Dewar’s whisky, please use the contact form on the main Dewar’s website to reach out to the brand marketing teams. If your proposal is to help promote the visitor experience and encourage more visits, email firstname.lastname@example.org and our Sales, Marketing and Events Manager will get back to you.
I am holding a charity event and would like a raffle prize, who should I contact?
Please email email@example.com with full details and registered charity number and we will consider your request in due course.
I have a product quality query or issue, can you help?
If you purchased your bottle from the shop at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, please email full details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you directly.
For purchases made elsewhere, please complete a contact form on the main Dewar’s website and select topic ‘product quality’ to reach our customer care team.
Where can I buy your products, either in or outside the United Kingdom?
- UK – We are able to offer mail order direct from Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery to UK addresses only. Please call +44 (0)1887 822010 or email email@example.com for more details. Please note that standard editions may well be available at other stockists – prices may vary.
- Outside the UK – Unfortunately, we are not able to offer mail order from the distillery shop to international addresses. For information on international outlets, please complete a contact form on the main Dewar’s website and select topic ‘product information’ to reach our customer care team.