Discover the warm-hearted spirit of the Speyside home where premium whisky is created, evoking ripe orchard fruit, fresh grass, and mellow cereal. Come experience the warmest of welcomes, the heartfelt embrace of Cardhu. Cardhu Distillery was successfully run by two generations of pioneering women. Helen and Elizabeth Cumming were treasured for their determination, skill, generosity, and loyalty to the community, forever defining Cardhu as a whisky with heart. This was the first distillery to partner with John Walker & Sons, and for 200 years, the elegant, smooth, sensual character of Cardhu has been at the centre of shared celebrations around the world. Book your distillery tour online today or visit the bar, The Tasting Kitchen, to enjoy cocktails, drams, coffees and sharing platters.

Advanced booking for tours and experiences is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

If you plan on visiting us with your dog, please view our full policy here.



Cardhu Flavour Journey Tour

If you love a good story and want to explore flavour in new ways, this is the tour for you. Join us on a journey through Cardhu’s fascinating founding by two generations of resolute women. Your full-sensory* tour culminates in a tutored whisky tasting of drams and a cocktail in our Tasting Kitchen, where you’ll relax in signature Cumming and Walker family hospitality.

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Guess Dhu Tour & Tasting Challenge

If you love a challenge and enjoy matching your flavour perceptions against others’, our Guess Dhu Tasting experience awaits. This optional nosing and tasting finish to the Cardhu Flavour Journey invites you to test your senses in a mystery whisky challenge in our Cardhu Collection Room. Correctly identify the whiskies, and you’ll earn a spot in our Guess Dhu Hall of Fame!

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Cardhu Collection Tour

If you are a flavour explorer, eager to discern different aromas and tastes, this experience offers a deeper dive into the flavour world of Cardhu. Led by one of our whisky specialists, you’ll discover how we create the celebrated Cardhu character, followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of the Cardhu Range.

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The Whisky Gift Card

Give the gift of whisky. The Whisky Gift Card lets your loved ones shop all of the top whiskies and merchandise at our visitor experiences in Scotland including Johnnie Walker Princes Street, Talisker, Lagavulin, Singleton and more. Available to purchase at the retail area at the distillery now. View full terms and conditions and visit your nearest distillery to purchase yours.



Cardhu Distillery, Knockando,
Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 7RY, UK


T | 01479 874635
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Please note that during winter the distillery may
have to close at short notice due to weather conditions.
Please check our Google listing for up to date information
before you visit us.
Jan - Feb | Thur - Mon | 10:00 - 16:00
Mar - Oct | Mon - Sun | 10:00 - 17:00
Nov - Dec | Mon - Sun | 10:00 - 17:00

Special Event

From cocktail masterclasses to collaborations with local suppliers, find out what's on at Cardhu with our latest events schedule and book now.

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Advanced booking for all tours and experiences is advised to avoid disappointment. To help keep everyone safe please check the latest Scottish Government guidelines before you visit.


We’re pleased to have consulted Euan’s guide to ensure that we provide disabled access information upfront to give all our visitors the confidence to visit our distillery and enjoy the experience. Please do let us know if you have any specific requirements at the time of your booking and a member of staff will be in touch.


Aside from the story of Cardhu, the whisky visitor experience taps into the environment and surrounding area, with the grounds redeveloped to include a new dramming garden for visitors with spectacular views of the countryside.