Ben Nevis Distillery

The Brand

Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4,406 feet above sea level. This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft. 

The Legend of the Dew

Ben Nevis Distillery Visitor Centre, built into an old warehouse dating from 1862 and former bottling hall, which still retains some of its original features.

You will encounter the mythical giant Hector McDram who will reveal the Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis in a specially commissioned audio visual presentation, followed by a conducted tour of the production areas by guide. Your tour concludes with a complementary 'tasting' with the option of relaxing with a refreshment or some delicious home cooking in coffee shop and restaurant. 


Steve Lipp, founder of Alexander Murray & Co, tasting the Alexander Murray Ben Nevis Distillery 1997 bottling - 17 years old - at the distillery at the foot of Ben Nevis.


Ben Nevis Distillery
Lochy Bridge
Fort William
PH33 6TJ

Tel: 01397 702476

Visitor Centre: 01397 700200
Tour Enquiries:


Caledonian Sleeper

Fort William railway station lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis and is on the West Highland Line and the starting point for The Caledonian Sleeper which operates six nights per week to/from London Euston.

Harry Potter

Also, departing from the station is The Jacobite, the only scheduled steam hauled train to run on the mainline in Great Britain operates between Fort William and Mallaig, stopping at Glenfinnan, with its famous viaduct. 

Best Hotels Near Distillery

  • Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery
  • Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club
  • Nevis Bank Inn & Browns Restaurant
  • Cruachan Hotel
  • Alexandra Hotel


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