Notice to Visitors

Advanced booking for all tours and experiences is advised to avoid disappointment. To ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees and visitors, we will be implementing a number of precautionary measures. Find out how we are keeping you safe.

Cardhu Distillery, The Speyside Home of Johnnie Walker

Discover the warm-hearted spirit of our Speyside home where we create our premium whisky, evoking ripe orchard fruit, fresh grass, and mellow cereal. Come experience the warmest of welcomes, the heartfelt embrace of Cardhu. Our founding 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.


Cardhu proudly serves as one of the Four Corner of Scotland Distilleries of Johnnie Walker. We distil the Speyside Malt that is enjoyed around the world on its own and as the heart of Johnnie Walker whiskies.

We have a wide range of experiences available. Discover the right one for you.

Opening Times*

Closing Dates: 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st and 2nd January.

Following Scottish Government guidelines through their phased re-opening approach, the time has come to open the doors and welcome back our visitors. To ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees and visitors, we will be implementing a number of precautionary measures. Find out how we are keeping you safe.

January - February

Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00

March - October

Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - December

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00


Cardhu Distillery, Knockando, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 7RY, United Kingdom,


Tel: 01479 874635



We’re pleased to announce that Cardhu has been certified with the Gold Award for Green Tourism for our commitment and efforts in sustainability.

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Food & Drink

If you want to experience the full generosity of Helen and Elizabeth Cumming’s legacy, you’ll delight in our tasting offers and dram flights.

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We want all of our guests to have a positive visitor experience. Find out more about our facilities and plan your visit.

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Take a virtual tour from the comfort of your home

Though you won't be able to soak up the atmosphere of the place or smell the malted barley, a virtual tour will give you an idea of where you might like to visit, and maybe choose a chair to sit and sip in, before you even arrive.

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Uncover the history behind the liquid

In 1811 John and Helen Cumming sited their first still at Cardow Farm on the Mannoch Hill, high above the River Spey, where spring water, naturally softened by a layer of peat, bubbled from the ground. It was to be the perfect spot for their farm, and a distillery that would stand the test of time.

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Visit Scotland

Welcome to Scotland

Speyside is famous for its wonderful whisky and is often called 'Malt Whisky Country'. It's home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries, making it the ideal place to discover more about this ancient art. The area is one of Scotland's 5 whisky regions.

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We want every one of our guests to enjoy an unforgettable experience when they walk through our doors. That begins and ends with the people who will work there. We’re looking for remarkable talent to provide the warmest of welcomes and to help us tell the story of our brands to the world. Interested? Visit our recruitment website for more information and details on how to apply.