The Glenmorangie Distillery

Glenmorangie means “Glen of Tranquility” in Gaelic. Illicit distilling here dates back to 1700’s. The distillery is set on the main A9 on the outskirts of Tain. The distillery is owned by The Glenmorangie Company Ltd, whose main product is the range of Glenmorangie single malt whisky. Glenmorangie is categorised as a Highland distillery and boasts the tallest stills in Scotland. It is available in Original, 18 and 25 year old bottlings, special cask bottlings, cask finishes, extra matured bottlings and a range of special edition bottlings. The Glenmorangie Company also owns the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society based in Leith, Edinburgh. Glenmorangie has been the best selling single malt in Scotland almost continuously since 1983, and produces around 10 million bottles per annum, of which 6 to 6.5 million are sold in the UK. [7] Globally, Glenmorangie has a 6% share of the single malt market.

There is a visitor centre which is open all year:

  • Mon to Fri – 9am to 5pm
  • Jun to Aug on Saturdays – 10am to 4pm
  • Jun to Aug on Sundays – 12pm to 4pm

This is a large boulder carved with the inscription “The Immortal Walter Scott OB 1832”, by a mason working on the construction of the distillery. It is splendidly situated on the margin of the Dornoch Firth, and the sad sea waves wash its foundations. The building dates back to 1738, and was formerly an old brewery, noted from Tain to Inverness for its fine ale. The building that originally housed the stills provides the setting for new visitor centre. The atmosphere of quiet industry is ideal for giving glimpses of, and displaying artefacts from, Glenmorangie’s past. Here you will find a magnificent 130 year-old working steam engine and a model still, along with tales of the succession of craftsmen who have patiently assisted and monitored the whisky on its journey of maturation – the Sixteen Men of Tain. At Glenmorangie, craft has always been accompanies by innovation. At visitor centre you can also learn about Glenmorangie’s pioneering experiments on the effects of wood on whisky, which have led to the creation of our “Wood Finish Range” of malts.

Pre-booking is advisable if you are part of a group especially. Tours start from 10:30am and the last tour will start at:

Closed for Christmas holidays.

The Glenmorangie Distillery
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892477
Fax: +44 (0)1862 893862
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The Glenmorangie Distillery
Glenmorangie Distillery Coy Tain
Ross-shire IV19 1PZ
Scotland, UK

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