Glen Ord Distillery
The Singleton Glen Ord
With a welcome just as warm as the whisky itself, the Glen Ord Distillery on the Black Isle is home to The Singleton premium whisky brand. Offering tours perfect both for those looking for an introduction to the liquid gold as well as the experts amongst us and a range of other whisky experiences. The Singleton Visitor Centre at Glen Ord Distillery is a great day out for guests of Ness Walk Hotel, just 14 miles southeast of Inverness.
“I shine not burn”
Glen Ord Distillery dates from 1838, when Thomas Mackenzie of the Mackenzie clan founded it on family land. The land had been with the Mackenzies since the mid-13th century, and it was the perfect location for a distillery due to its previous use as barley fields and its location close to the water sources Loch nam Bonnach and Loch nan Eun. The distillery’s motto “Luceo non uro” comes from Clan Mackenzie. It means “I shine not burn”, reflecting the slow and steady way that whisky is produced here. Glen Ord call it “slow craft”, using traditional long fermentation and slow distillation techniques.
The Singleton Visitor Centre
The Singleton Visitor Centre at Glen Ord Distillery is a 5-star visitor attraction, open year-round and offers a range of fantastic tours and experiences. It centre has a bar, deli and whisky shop. Here, you can sample drams and cocktails, enjoy local Scottish produce, and pick up gifts and souvenirs to take home.
Distillery tours take visitors through the entire whisky-making process, from malting to mashing, then fermentation to distillation. There’s also the opportunity to try three unique expressions at the end of the tour.
Visiting Glen Ord Distillery
At Ness Walk Hotel, we can help you plan a special Highland whisky tour. Our concierge team are on hand to book distillery tours on your behalf and help with directions or transportation. Better still, we can organise a full itinerary just for you, bespoke to your likes and interests. Please contact us before or during your stay at Ness Walk, if you need anything at all.. Discover More