The Distillery

Our Distillery is the only one of its kind. We’ve been recognized as the first single malt whisky distillery in North America, and we’ve also produced the world’s first single malt whisky aged in icewine barrels. Our copper pot stills and time-tested traditions mean the whisky we produce is on par with the greatest single malts in Scotland.

Glenora is located in Nova Scotia, a province whose name literally translates to ‘New Scotland.’ Being a part of Nova Scotia’s heritage means that Cape Breton Island is one of very few places on Earth where Gaelic culture and language thrive. As Scottish descendants we passionately keep the dearest aspects of our ancestor’s colourful culture alive.

On-site tours

  • Guided on-site distillery tours are available May – October, Sunday to Sunday
  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily - leaves on the hour
  • Approximate time: 25 minutes
  • Adm. $7.00 per person, children free
  • Samples given at the end of tour
  • Large groups/bus tours - by appointment, please

Backstage Pass

See our secrets and learn our history on a tour through our inn and distillery. We’ll give you a private tour detailing our journey, our founder’s vision, the whisky’s production, and a back stage pass to the Whisky Warehouse where you’ll draw a sample directly from the barrel. After experiencing the warehouse your host will bring you to the pub for a private tutored whisky tasting of various Glenora expressions. Starting at $125/person (excluding taxes). By appointment only, and don't forget to bring your camera.

Group Visits and Tastings

We can customize a tour and tasting to compliment any palate. For more information please contact us.