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Ben Nevis Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Lochy Bridge, Fort William, PH33 6TJ Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1397 702476 Fax: +44 (0)1397 702768
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The Ben Nevis Distillery is one of Scotland's oldest licensed establishments. Built in 1825 by 'Long John' MacDonald, it takes its name from -and- stands at the foot of The United Kingdom's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. If whiskies could talk then the Ben Nevis range would have a tale to tell. How they started life in two small lochans high up in the shoulder of Ben Nevis, and tumbled all the long way down the mountain via the Alt a'Mhuilinn Burn to the historic distillery at its foot. Where, through alchemy, knowledge, skill and a wisdom born of many years' devotion, they were converted from pure clean water to the very finest of drams - a rich and mature blend of Scotland's finest whiskies.

The distillery is famous in Hollywood too! As movie experts will know, the distillery warehouses have been used for several big budget productions including Rob Roy, Braveheart, Local Hero and Highlander.

The philosophy of the Ben Nevis distillery is one of quality and not quantity. As a consequence, its collection of whiskies can only be found on sale in a handful of selected outlets throughout the world. Ben Nevis is owned by Nikka.


Dew of Ben Nevis Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky. A marvellous fragrant whisky that is sweet to the nose, with lingering memories of peat smoke throughout its taste. A spirit that truly speaks volumes.


Ben Nevis 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Attributed with the accolade of respected whisky connoisseurs the world over Ben Nevis 10-year-old single malt now holds the coveted Grand Gold medal from the Monde Selection of Spirits and Liqueurs, judged in Brussels, Belgium in August 2000.

The Ben Nevis Distillery

Ben Nevis Distillery established in 1825, is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4'406 feet above sea level. This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft.

The Visitor's Center

Incorporated within Ben Nevis Distillery is The Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, built into an old warehouse dating from 1862 and former bottling hall, which still retains some of its original features. You will encounter the mythical giant Hector McDram who will reveal the Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis in a specially commissioned audio visual presentation.

After your experience with Hector, a conducted tour of the production areas by a trained guide concludes with a complementary 'tasting'.

After your tour around our distillery why not relax with a refreshment or if you are hungry, try some of our delicious home cooking in our coffee shop and restaurant. It will be an unforgetable treat!

Managing Director: Mr Colin Ross

Visitor Centre Manager: Mr John Carmichael

Hours of Operation


Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Easter to September - Saturday 10am - 4pm

July to August- Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 12pm - 4pm

October to Easter - Saturday, Sunday, and evening by arrangement.

Visitor's Center Entrance Charges: Adult: £4.00 Child: £2.00

Contact Us
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd.
Lochy Bridge - Fort William - PH33 6TJ
Tel: +44 01397 702476 / Fax: +44 01397 702768
Visitor Center Direct Line: +44 (0)1397 700200
Email: Ben Nevis Distillery