Are you curious to know how things are made? Do you ever look at products and ask "How do they do that?" or wonder at how complex items are shaped, positioned, connected and processed consistently and at production-line speed? Perhaps you agree with an uncle of mine who said:
I love work. I could watch it all day long!
If work and production fascinates you, then why not take a factory tour and discover how some amazing products are produced. When you have some free time or are visiting or holidaying in a different city or country, you could include a factory tour in your itinerary and make your visit even more memorable.
Visitors should keep in mind that factories are working, production facilities, and certain areas may be shut down for maintainance and repair at the time of their visit. Visitors should also generally not wear open footwear (e.g. sandles or shoes exposing part of the feet). This is for safety reasons. Some factory tours will not admit visitors wearing inappropriate footwear. Some factory tours are not suitable for babies, buggies, young children or for people with mobilitiy difficulties. Check each tour to determine what restrictions apply before booking.
Isle of Arran Whisky Distillery Factory TourThe Isle of Arran Distillery is an independent distillary which produces single malt whisky on the island of Arran. A guided tour leads visitors through the various steps of whisky production, from the malted barley through mashing, fermentation, two distillations, maturation in oak casks and finally bottling. The tour includes tasting some of the products.
Glen Garioch Distillery Factory TourFor over 200 eventful years, Glen Garioch has been distilling whisky and are proud to share their history with you and show you how they use traditional techniques to produce their single malt whisky, with its sweet, malty and floral character. They have won international awards for their whisky range. Come along and see, learn and taste!
Glenfiddich Distillery Factory TourGlenfiddich (Valley of the Deer) is a family run distillery founded in 1887 and today still cherishes the traditions of whisky making passed on through the generations since that time. Get a look behind the scenes at how they do their work and how the unique flavours and smoothness of Glenfiddich Whisky are achieved. Whisky tasting is included in the tour.