Accessibility at Cardhu

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 Cardhu distillery and enjoy the experience. To help plan your visit, we’ve included an overview of our facilities and what to expect. 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.

Accessible parking:

We have 4 accessible parking spaces which are closer to our entrance than our main parking area. The furthest being 50 metres and the closest 36 metres from the front entrance. There is a smooth path sloping upwards towards the parking area. We have steps leading up to our front door, however we also have an alternative stone ramp which also leads to the large double opening front door.

Accessible areas:

Our entrance is through a double door way which has no height transition or lip from outside to inside. There is a lift from the entrance hall leading up to the Exhibition Hall and from here the lower Tasting Room and Story Room can both be accessed via double doors. The Gartec 3000 Platform Lift is 1000 x 140mm with a safety edge-under platform proximity sensors and a handrail on both sides. The floor gates are manual opening and measure 850 x 110mm.

We do have a further tasting area, the upper Tasting Room, which unfortunately can only be accessed via a spiral staircase which leads up from the Tasting Room in the lower area. Apart from the upper Tasting Room, all the other rooms are accessible.

During the tour experience, some areas are not suitable due to stairs. For any guests who cannot access these areas, we can still show our Spirit Safe and the Spirit Stills from a viewing area. We can also take visitors up the slight ramp and into our warehouse.

Accessible Toilets:

The accessible toilet is just inside the entrance on the left, with a large archway entrance into the shop on the right.

We have one accessible toilet which is located near to the front door on the lower level of the entrance hall. Our facilities include both handrails and a red cord indicator. Unfortunately, we do not have changing facilities on site.

We look forward to welcoming you at Cardhu, the Speyside Home of Johnnie Walker, when we reopen on 17th June 2021. Book your experience now.