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Our Waypoint bar staff pride themselves on their knowledge, whether that’s through experience or education.  As we stock a vast selection of whisky, and we’re in a location that is surrounded by some of the world’s best distilleries, taking advantage of distillery tours is a must.  The lovely people at Glenmorangie managed to fit our bar staff in for one of their distillery tours at the beginning of March – and what a great experience it was.

Only 65 miles (105km) from The Lovat, Glenmorangie distillery is worth the visit while staying here in the Scottish Highlands.

In 1843, William Matheson founded the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Scottish Highlands.  Inspired by the Distillery’s peaceful surroundings on the banks of the Dornoch Firth.  Glenmorangie translates to ‘valley of tranquility’ in Scots Gaelic.  Ever since, they have pursued their craft with uncompromising dedication – endlessly creative in the quest for perfection.


Dependent on the time of year and availability, there are 2 tours that you can take advantage of…

The Original Tour

You will be guided around the distillery, learning about the flagship whisky, Glenmorangie Original.  Matured exclusively in the finest first and second fill white oak-bourbon casks for a minimum of ten years creating a smoother, rounder whisky.  You will also have the chance to taste their award-winning whisky.  At £9 per person, the tour duration is 1 hour long.  You’ll receive 1 dram of whisky and children are welcome on this tour.

The Signet Tour

In-depth Distillery Tour with a visit to their Signet Room where you can sample Glenmorangie Original and Glenmorangie Signet which is one of the rarest expressions and undoubtedly the richest whisky in their range.  Matured in the world’s most expensive designer casks, you’ll experience Glenmorangie Signet’s rich dark layers of flavour with a very unusual and alluring sonic tasting experience.  At £35 per person, the tour duration is 1.5 hour long.  You’ll receive 3 drams of whisky, this tour is for over 18’s only.


Other tours you may also be interested in…

Innovation tour – £75 per person, the tour duration is 2 hour long, and you’ll receive 4 drams of whisky, over 18’s only.

Twilight tour – £25 per person, the tour duration is 1 hour long, and you’ll receive 1 cocktail, 2 drams of whisky, nibbles, over 18’s only.

Cocktail connection – £20 per person, the tour duration is 1 hour long, and you’ll receive 2 cocktails, over 18’s only.

You can contact Glenmorangie distillery on their website for full details on tours, availability, and prices.


Stay with us at the Lovat and we can provide details and directions to your Glenmorangie distillery tour.  You can also visit our Waypoint bar and speak to the staff for information on our whisky selection.


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