Where to bottle your own whisky
Some Scottish distilleries offer you the chance to fill your own bottle of whisky. It’s also known as hand filling your own whisky. This is sometimes offered only as part of the distillery tour however, often you can just go to the distillery shop. These make ideal gifts for special occasions such as retirement, birthdays and Christmas. They also make excellent souvenirs to remind you of your Scottish whisky tour.
Please note, depending on the distillery, your guide might carry out the actual bottle filling while you watch. Also this type of service may be impacted by Covid-19 so always contact the distillery in advance.
Distilleries offering bottle your own whisky include:
- Glen Moray
Glenfiddich in Dufftown was the first distillery in Scotland to open a visitor centre more than 50 years age. The Glenfiddich Shop offers you the chance to bottle your own Glenfiddich Distillery Malt. A handwritten label is put on the bottle and your name is entered into the ledger which records all the owners of the whisky.
GlenDronach Distillery is situated near Huntly in the Highland Whisky Making region. It’s well known for its specialist sherried whiskies. The new visitor centre offers a hand filling service and usually has two different casks available for bottling. Prices vary with the age and style of each cask.
Tomatin Distillery, south of Inverness offers a hand filling service. This is directly from the cask in the distillery shop and is unavailable elsewhere. Every bottling is unique and filled by hand on demand.
GlenAllachie near Aberlour, Speyside offers visitors the chance to hand fill their own bottle in the distillery shop.
Glen Moray in Elgin usually has 2 casks to select from in the visitor centre. They also offer a wide range of whisky tastings.
As with any holiday, planning is key to making the most of your trip. Whisky Tour planning tools on whiskytourer.com include an interactive Scottish Distillery Map and a route guide. There are also more information articles to browse. Some whisky distilleries are offering online whisky tastings so you can enjoy a tasting with a distillery guide form the comfort of your own home.