The Ben Nevis Distillery

Lochy BridgeFort WilliamPH33 6TJScotland, UK

Tel: 01397 702476

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Easter to September Saturday 10am - 4pm July to August Monday to Friday

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Welcome to The Ben Nevis Distillery and Visitor Centre in Fort William, Scotland. We invite you to discover the secrets of Whisky distilling and enjoy the unique sensation of the Dew of Ben Nevis.
Your visit is sure to be an unforgetable experience!

The Oldest Distillery in Scotland

The Ben Nevis Distillery established in 1825, is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4'406 feet above sea level. This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft.

Meet Hector McDram

When you are visiting Fort William, come on in for a guided tour around our 178 year old whisky distillery, meet a giant of a man, Hector McDram, visit our whisky shop and restaurant then 'take a dram' with us and savour the Uisge beatha - the water of life!


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Ratings and Reviews

"The coffee was excellent and the home-made cakes were truly delicious! The introduction starts with a video presentation hosted by 'Hector McDram' and was both entertaining and informative. The tour itself starts immediately following the video and takes in all the usual processes of whisky distilling. The guides were very knowledgeable and had no objection to answering questions from individuals at various stages throughout the tour. We were never made to feel hurried at all. At the end of the tour there is an opportunity to taste the products and there is a well stocked shop. All in all it was an excellent way of passing a couple of hours on a wet day and well worth the entrance fee. A great wee dram, hic!" Ollie Beak, Merseyside
"Very informative! You see the real thing working and the tour guide was very informative and gave a holistic approach on the whiskey process. At the end we had a wee dram and I actually had two since the tour poured some extra ones! At the end you can exchange the ticket for a whole refund on a selection of thee bottles. Furthermore there are some highland cows and very little ponies in a fence adjacent you can admire." Mark, Malta