Visit Glen Ord Distillery

Touring the distilleries that produce Scotch whisky is a fantastic way to learn about the different flavours available in a single dram. Here in Inverness, Glen Ord Distillery is a great place to start your whisky adventure.

On the tour, you’ll learn about the distillery’s fascinating history, stretching back to 1838. When you finish, they’ll even treat you to a complimentary taste of their Singleton of Glen Ord 12-year-old single malt whisky.


Set up in 1838

Glen Ord Distillery produces a 12-year-old, 15-year-old and 18-year-old Singleton of Glen Ord

History of Glen Ord Distillery

The distillery was set up in 1838 by Robert Johnstone and Donald MacLennan, on land purposed for cultivating barley, leased by Thomas MacKenzie. Although at that time it was called the Ord Distillery Co.

Ownership passed through many hands over the years and today it is part of the Diageo group. The distillery has been renovated and expanded to increase production keep up with new technologies. In 1994, they added a new visitor centre and exhibition area. It is the only remaining single malt distillery on the Black Isle.

The Glen Ord Distillery produces a 12-year-old, 15-year-old and 18-year-old Singleton of Glen Ord. Also with signature editions and special releases. The distinct flavour of Glen Ord’s Singleton comes from Black Isle barley and the water from the nearby White Burn.

Book a Whisky Tour

If you are looking for an Inverness whisky tour, then book today. Booking a tour in advance at Glen Ord is an absolute must, because it’s very popular. However, if you can’t wait to see Glen Ord in person, you can whet your appetite by taking a tour of the distillery on Google Maps!

But why stop there? A popular activity for visitors to the country is to tour as many whisky distilleries as possible. This is a great “taste of Scotland”.  You can taste how the geography and geology of Scotland influence the flavours of your favourite whisky.



A832, Muir of Ord IV6 7UJ


01463 872004

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