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, he had the vision to bring forth a pioneering single malt whisky wonderfully complex and exceptionally smooth. Ever since, we have pursued our craft with uncompromising dedication – endlessly creative in our quest for perfection.
To this day, we share the story of Glenmorangie through our award-winning single malts and also through the Distillery Visitor Centre and Glenmorangie House.
Glenmorangie Distillery Visitor Centre
The Glenmorangie distillery is located in Tain, one of the oldest Royal burghs in Scotland, dating back to 1066, in the Scottish Highlands. Its rolling hills, natural spring water from the Tarlogie Springs and protected shoreline proved the perfect location back in 1843 for our founder William Matheson to start creating his whisky.
From our Distillery Visitor Centre, we offer a range of tours with unparalleled access to the Distillery and its warehouses. With the help of our expert guides you learn about all stages of our whisky making process, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation.
Throughout the different tours, we will share with you the extra steps the men of Tain take in their pursuit of perfection to create Glenmorangie’s wide range of expressions. Also, you will discover our Still House (we call it our Highland Cathedral) in which stand the tallest stills in Scotland, their long copper necks are the same height as a fully grown giraffe! As a result, only the lightest and most delicate vapours make it to the top, condensing into a supremely elegant spirit ready for maturation.
Finally, on your visit to our traditional earth floored warehouses we will also explain why Glenmorangie has for many years led the industry in the pioneering use of only the finest casks in which to mature our whisky.
All tours finish with the opportunity of a tasting and the chance to purchase the perfect Single Malt Scotch Whisky to perfectly match your tastes.