Glen Garioch Distillery

Glen Garioch is tucked away in the north east of Scotland in the town of Oldmeldrum. The spelling of Garioch is deceptive – it’s actually pronounced “Geerie”. The distillery was established in 1797 and although there were other’s in the area, Glen Garioch is the only survivor. Glen Garioch produces non chill filtered whisky.

Glen Garioch distillery temporarily closed in 1995. Its style of whisky changed as it moved to an unpeated single malt when it reopened in 1997. The 15 year old renaissance expression celebrates this evolution.

Glen Garioch is owned by Suntory, the Japanese drinks company. They also own Ardmore in Scotland which is a peated malt. In addition they own distilleries in Ireland, Canada, USA and of course Japan. In 2019 they created Ao, a blend of whisky from these 5 areas.

Glen Garioch Distillery Tours

We are hoping to bring you details of Glen Garioch’s distillery tours soon.

Glen Garioch is situated in Oldmeldrum about 19 miles from Aberdeen. Further to the north west lies GlenDronach Distillery.

Discover more distilleries and plan your whisky tours with our distillery map. You could incorporate Glen Garioch into the Aberdeenshire Whisky Tour.

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