Moray Whisky Distillery
The Glen Moray Welcome
Glen Moray is a small authentic working distillery without
the tourist frills, just bags of atmosphere and real people
going about their business – making whisky. Here you
have the opportunity to experience the reality of malt whisky
distilling. The delight of Glen Moray is that your tour
guide could be one of the distillery craftsmen themselves.
It could be the stillman or the mashman who welcomes you
and shows you round, or even the distillery manager himself
– Graham Coull.
The great advantage of this is the authenticity of the
introduction – each guide knows the process of whisky
making like the back of his hand. So, at Glen Moray, you
will gain an unforgettable insight into how water and barley
are transformed into 'the water of life'.
When Beer Gave Way To Whisky
Glen Moray has an authentic work-a-day atmosphere, which
has continued largely unchanged down through the generations
since 1831, except that originally Glen Moray was built
as a brewery. It was converted to a distillery in 1897 and
for over a hundred years has been producing its distinctive
smooth Speyside malt.
Built in the classic layout of a Scottish farm steading,
the distillery features an attractive courtyard, which is
surrounded by traditional low ceiling warehouses. But it's
not the aesthetics that make the greatest impression on
you at Glen Moray. It's the people. The distillery craftsmen.
We've Been Welcoming Visitors Here Since 1897
A small, friendly and informal distillery, Glen Moray is
situated in the city of Elgin, the historic capital of Speyside.
The area around Elgin is known as the Laich of Moray and
has a mild climate. Indeed, an old Moray saying proclaims
that the Laich of Moray has forty days more summer than
any other part of Scotland – making Glen Moray one
of the sunniest distilleries in Speyside.
Things To Do
Join us for a tour at Glen Moray and your guide could be
one of our craftsmen – each guide knows the process
like the back of their hand. Find out more about tours and
other things to do during your visit to the distillery.
How To Get Here
Glen Moray Distillery is situated approximately 35 miles
east of Inverness on the western outskirts of Elgin just
off the A96. From Inverness, as you arrive in Elgin cross
the river Lossie then turn right off the A96 into Wittet
Drive and follow the signs to the distillery.
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 17:00
Saturday (May to September):
10:00 to 16:30
Closed Christmas and during the New Year period.
Monday to Friday:
09:30, 11:00, 12:30,
Under age 18
Adult admission charge:
£3 (includes tour and tasting)
Coffee Shop and Shop are Free
The tour includes a tasting of some of the Glen Moray range,
or you can just have a tasting if you don’t have time
for a full tour. Sample the range of Glen Moray main expressions
to judge the differences for yourself.
You can pre-book a more in depth tour of the distillery, followed
by an informal tutored tasting of Glen Moray across the last
5 decades with the Distillery Manager, Graham Coull. Cost:
£15 (advance booking only)
The Visitor Centre is available for hire and also for private
tastings and functions. For more information or to organise
a private function please contact Iain
Allan or telephone +44 (0)1343 550900.
The Coffee Shop at Glen Moray serves a full range of traditional
Italian coffee made by trained baristas, as well as a range
of teas, soups, home-baking, sandwiches, paninis and soft
drinks. Relax in one of the leather armchairs after your tour
or finish your tasting and decide which expression to buy
to take home.
There is a full range of Glen Moray single malt whiskies to
purchase in the shop, including some single cask bottlings
and other vintages unique to the distillery. There is also
a range of clothing, gifts and food on offer so you can take
home a little reminder of your visit to Glen Moray. Our friendly
staff are on hand to help with your selection.
Glen Moray Distillery
Elgin IV30 1YE
Telephone: +44 (0) 1343 550900
Glen Moray is proud to be one of only eight
distilleries and a cooperage on the prestigious Malt Whisky
Courtesy of Glen Moray