The Malt Whisky Trail site re-opening plans
Update 18th June 2021
Moray is now in level 1, with restrictions having been relaxed.
Cardhu distillery reopened on 17th June, after their refurbishment.
Speyside Cooperage will be reopening on 28th June, with tours available in addition to the cafe and gift shop. It will be open Monday to Friday. Please email enquiries@speysidecooperage to make a booking.
The Glenlivet will reopen on 1st July, after their visitor centre renovation.
Update 11th May 2021
Moray is due to remain in level 3, and travel in and out of the area will not be allowed except for permitted reasons. Whilst cafes and shops at our sites are still open as per the information below, we are not currently encouraging visitors who live outwith Moray to travel in to the area.
We’re pleased to let you know that some of sites on The Malt Whisky Trail have reopened following the recent relaxation of COVID restrictions in Scotland.
There are still some limitations in place — indoor tours are not permitted, alcohol has to be served outside and visitors must maintain social distancing — but you can be assured your welcome will be as warm as ever.
We suggest you call individual distilleries to check any last-minute changes and pre-book your visit wherever this is allowed.
Remember that Scotland uses a ‘Levels’ system which means each local area could have tighter restrictions put in place at short notice—verify the latest rules for the area you plan to visit before you start your journey.
Information correct as of 26th April 2021
Benromach plan to make a decision about reopening shortly. We will update this as soon as we have more information.
Cardhu are putting the final touches to their refurbishment and will announce a date for reopening shortly. We will update this as soon as we have more information.
Dallas Dhu is included in Historic Environment Scotland’s rolling program of re-openings. We will update this as soon as we have more information.
Glenfiddich will reopen their shop (at 1030) and terrace (at 0930) from 30th April, Wednesdays to Sundays only. Lunch and afternoon tea will be served from noon to 1530, afternoon tea must be preordered. They hope to restart tours in mid-May.
Glen Grant have reopened their shop. For now they are not offering tours and the gardens remain closed.
The Glenlivet are putting the final touches to their refurbishment. The shop and outdoor tasting area are open Wednesdays to Fridays, 1300-1630 until the 21st May. Tastings must be pre-booked.
Glen Moray have opened their shop and offer outdoor tastings on weekdays. They hope to restart tours in June.
Speyside Cooperage plan to make a decision about reopening shortly. We will update this as soon as we have more information.
Strathisla have opened their shop and offer outdoor tastings with reduced hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from noon till 1600. They hope to restart some tours in late May.