Barley to Bottle Tour


Duration: 4.5  hours

Experience our whisky making process with this hands on, access all areas tour of Springbank Distillery where members of our knowledgeable production team will guide you through each stage of the process.

As a reward for your hard work and concentration, you’ll enjoy a couple of whiskies drawn straight from the cask in one of our dunnage warehouses.

This short tasting will also hopefully inspire you for what comes next: the chance to create your own personal bottle of Springbank. During this session you will be taken to our Blending Laboratory where you’ll be supplied with samples of our Single Malt from various different cask types and encouraged to blend them together to create your own perfect recipe. Once you’re happy with your whisky, you will be able to take away one 70cl bottle to enjoy at home and help you show off your skills to your family and friends.

A Stillman’s Platter Lunch in The Washback Bar (consisting of cold smoked and hot roasted salmon, locally smoked mussels, salmon paté, local cheese and homemade chutney served with crusty bread and butter), a glass and a visitor’s miniature from Springbank Distillery are also included.

The maximum number of people for this tour is 8 and it must be booked in advance.

Important information for bookings from September to December: 

Please note there will be no production carried out at Springbank Distillery from mid-September until the end of the year. 

Our Barley to Bottle Tour will still be available during this time with an access all areas tour of Springbank and the addition of a visit to Glengyle Distillery which will be in production from late-September until mid-December. A dram of Kilkerran and a Kilkerran visitor’s miniature will also be included. The duration of the tour during those months will be approximately 5 hours.

It is important to note however that there may be certain days where there is no production at either distillery.

Springbank Distillery Shop
Well Close
PA28 6ET

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Our Barley to Bottle Tour can be booked online up to 2 hours before the tour begins. Booking after this time period may not be possible.
During this tour, you will get to taste one each of our older expressions of Hazelburn, Springbank and Longrow. You will also sample six different Springbank whiskies as part of your blending session.
Yes, you can take your glass away with our compliments as well as a visitors miniature to enjoy at home.
To avoid disappointment, we recommend that tours are booked in advance to guarantee your place. Tours are available to book either online or by contacting us via email [email protected] or telephone +44 (0)1586 552009.
We recommend guests arrive around 10-15 minutes before their tour or tasting begins.
Guests are permitted to take photographs throughout both distilleries.
Under 18’s are welcome on our Springbank and Kilkerran Tours and can join free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult. If you plan to bring along children, please add a note of this at the time of booking. No under 18’s will be permitted during our Taste It, Cadenhead's Warehouse Tasting and Barley to Bottle Tour.
We will provide refunds if tours are cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the tour time. After this time, no refunds will be given. Please call a member of our team on +44 (0)1586 552009 or email [email protected] to arrange a refund.

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