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Posted on 16 Jul 2020 by Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery will reopen its doors to visitors from Saturday, 1st August, after temporarily closing its doors due to lockdown.

The news comes as Glengoyne was awarded VisitScotland’s ‘We’re Good to Go' stamp of approval, confirming that the distillery is adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and have the required processes in place to reopen safely and with confidence.

The distillery's popular  Glengoyne Tasting Experiences will return, and can be attended by a maximum of 20 people from ten households. While the unique Malt Master experience will be available to book for up to four people from a maximum two households. 

Each experience will allow visitors to enjoy in-depth insights into Glengoyne’s history, and of course, taste our award-winning whiskies.  Tickets must be booked in advance, with up to five sessions available per day.

Protecting our colleagues and visitors continues to be our top priority, so we are asking our visitors to wear masks or face coverings on arrival and while moving around on site. There will be dedicated hygiene stations, with readily available hand sanitizer, around the site.

Access to the stills is prohibited; however, guests are welcome to enjoy our Tasting Experience whilst we share the wonder-filled tales of Glengoyne and our award-winning range. All whiskies will be served in sealed containers for guests to pour themselves.

Glengoyne’s on-site shop will also reopen, with guests being asked to register on arrival for contact tracing before being able to browse and purchase the brand’s range of whiskies and other gifts.  

A video showing the distillery’s revised measures is available to watch here: Glengoyne Health and Safety Measures

Robbie Hughes, Group Distillation Manager for Glengoyne Distillery, said: “We’re excited to be opening Glengoyne’s doors once again, and to be welcoming visitors back to our distillery. 

“Much like our approach to making our whisky, a lot of time and care has gone into providing the safest possible experience for our guests, while ensuring they can comfortably enjoy the Glengoyne distillery in all its glory.

“We’ll continue to work closely with the Scottish Government and public health bodies to review our measures and will communicate any further changes to our experiences as soon as we have them. 

“We look forward to seeing you all from 1st August. Sláinte.”

For more information, or to book an experience, visit