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Welcome to Cardhu distillery

Founded by Helen Cumming in 1811 as an illicit distillery and licensed in 1824, Cardhu is the first distillery to be officially pioneered by a woman. Two women, in fact: in 1872, Elizabeth Cummings, daughter-in-law of the founders, took over the running of the distillery and set about refining the flavour and character of the whisky we know today – the effortless, elegant, generous spirit, born of hard work and determination.

Where to Find Us

In the valley of the River Spey.

Cardhu Distillery
Knockando
Aberlour
Banffshire
AB38 7RY
Tel: 01479 874635
Email: cardhu.distillery@diageo.com

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Opening Times

January – March

Monday to Friday

10.00 - 15.00

April

Monday to Friday

10.00 - 17.00

May

Monday to Saturday

10.00 - 17.00

June

Monday to Thursday

10.00 - 17.00

Friday, 10.00 - 19.00

Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00

July – September

Monday to Thursday

10.00 - 17.00 

Friday, 10.00 - 19.00

Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday, 11.00 - 16.00

October – December

Monday to Friday

10.00 - 15.00

Tours leave hourly.

Tours of our Distillery
We have a range of tours available. Select a tour to discover more.

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Cardhu Distillery Tour

A tour and short history.

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Classic Tour

Tour followed by a tutored nosing.

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Collection Tour

Explore a wide variety of single malts and blends.

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Cardhu distillery on Google Maps

From the comfort of home

Though you won't be able to soak up the atmosphere of the place, smell the salt spray or roasting malt, 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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THE STORY OF CARDHU

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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