GlenDronach have announced the completion of their newly renovated visitor centre. Inspired by a rich heritage and craftsmanship, the enhanced visitor’s centre offers a new tasting room, whisky bar, lounge area and retail space.
Designers 1751, working in collaboration with Ross McNally from Scarinish Studio, took inspiration from the sites historic buildings, some of which date back to 1771. The elevated visitor’s centre also displays a collection of both rare and old GlenDronach expressions, including the distillery’s oldest example, bottled in 1913.
It is the first refurbishment of the site since Brown-Forman purchased the distillery in 2016. The investment has created six new jobs in the region, to welcome the growing number of whisky tourists to Huntly.
Homeplace Manager, Jennifer Proctor said: “James Allardice was both a visionary entrepreneur and a warm and welcoming host, often inviting friends and neighbours into his home to share a dram of his ‘guid GlenDronach’. Our vision was to carry forth his hospitality and to bring the traditional craftsmanship of The GlenDronach to life, creating the perfect experience for our visitors to immerse themselves in the distillery’s rich heritage and our Highland Single Malts. Everything has been designed around the guest experience, from the striking circular table in our tasting room to the comfortable leather lounge area. With a range of tours also available, we look forward to welcoming everyone from the whisky curious to experienced aficionados to fully explore the home of The GlenDronach’s rich and full-bodied Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.”
GlenDronach run guided tours throughout the day with the Visitor Centre open from 10am – 4:30pm, 7 days a week.
Visit the GlenDronach website here.
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