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Cardhu Distillery

Knockando, Aberlour, AB38 7RY, United Kingdom | 01479874635 | Website

Venue Description

Share the story of the only malt distillery pioneered by a woman at the Cardhu Distillery and Visitor Centre. In 1811, John and Helen Cumming sited their first still at Cardow Farm on the Mannoch Hill, high above the River Spey. At this location spring water, naturally softened by rising up through a layer of peat, bubbled from the ground. It is alleged that Helen Cumming distilled the first gallon of Cardhu, the only malt whisky to be pioneered by a woman. For many years Helen Cumming produced only the smallest quantity of malt whisky in Cardhu's little still, as quality was her chief concern. She continued to contribute to Cardhu's success well into her 90's. How to get here:- From Elgin take the A941 south to Rothes, continue for 3 miles then travel west on the B9102 for approximately 7 miles. From Grantown-on-Spey take the B9102 north east for approximately 17 miles. From Aberdeen take the A96 north west for approximately 38 miles and then turn left onto the A920 for approximately 13 miles Once you get to Dufftown follow the signs for Craigellachie. At the T junction follow the signs for Cardhu.


Stairs at front of visitor centre. Disabled entrance to the side. Visitor centre is level. Not all of the tour is accessible due to stairs however we will try our best to accommodate.


Disabled toilet in our visitor centre with a wide door and larger area for wheelchair access. Wall rails and a lowered sink.


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Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

Plenty places in the surrounding area. Guides are happy to advise on this.

Other assistance dog facilities

If you are a guide dog assisted person we ask you to book your visit in advance highlighting your specific requirements so that we can endeavour to deliver a positive visitor experience.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking

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