Tours, Trails and Tourism
Distillery tourism in Scotland: Covid-19
We’re working with our distilleries and their communities to see when we’ll be able to welcome visitors safely once more to our distillery homes.
This page will be kept updated with details of Scotch Whisky distilleries which have publicly said they will be open for tours from July 2020. More information can be found directly with the distillery, and guidance on exploring Scotland can be found via Visit Scotland.
Bars and restaurants across Scotland are also reopening giving more opportunities to #DiscoverScotch and get a taste for the places that make it so special. Explore our resources below.
We encourage everyone to be responsible: if in doubt stay home and share memories for now and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Details of Scotch Whisky distillery visitor centres which have published their plans to reopen for distillery tours from July 2020 are below. We will continue to monitor and update this list on a regular basis.
If you know of a distillery visitor centre which has amended their tour policy but is not listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the SWA cannot assist with booking or cancelling a distillery tour - you will need to contact the visitor centre individually who can advise on the process. Links to distillery websites are provided below.
Blair Athol Distillery
Glen Ord Distillery
The Glenturret Distillery
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Some distilleries not listed here may have precautionary measures in place for any visitors to their sites. For the avoidance of doubt, please check directly with any distillery or visitor centre before you visit.
For general information about visiting Scotland, please check the VisitScotland website.
Many distilleries welcome visits by members of the public, but please check with the distillery directly before travelling, and if in doubt, stay home. Remember to act responsibly and follow guidance from VisitScotland, the Scottish Government, and your chosen distillery, if choosing to take a tour.
Visiting a distillery allows you to indulge your passion for Scotch and, at the same time, discover the environment and meet the people that have done so much to shape our iconic product. No matter which distillery you choose to visit - be it an island, mainland, large or small - you can expect great Scotch Whisky, a warm Scottish welcome, and a fabulous day out.
With all these fun activities to choose from, we do encourage you to drink responsibly and ensure a designated driver accompanies you on your trips if you choose to travel by car. Check out Drinkaware's alcohol awareness guidelines.