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The Glenlivet Distillery

Glenlivet Distillery B9008 | Banffshire, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB, Scotland
+44 1340 821720
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The Glenlivet Distillery sits in a wild and remote glen, its history laced with drama and intrigue. So in every bottle of whisky we make, we capture as much of the spirit of the glen as we can. We invite you to the heart of Scotland's whisky-making country to explore the turbulent history of the whisky smugglers, delve into the intriguing mysteries of distilling and sample the golden magic that is The Glenlivet. Open daily 9.30am - 6pm, from 13th March to 10th November. The following tours are available at this award-winning visitor centre: The Glenlivet Classic Tour - This classic tour offers you a sensory introduction to the whole, finely-crafted process of whisky-making in our modern distillery. You'll see the racked casks of slowly maturing malts in a traditional bonded warehouse and then an invitation to toast George Smith, with a dram of The Glenlivet, on the very land he once farmed nearly two hundred years ago. Cost: £10 per person Daily tours from 10am and every half hour, and last tour at 4.30pm. Tours can be booked online through the website Duration: 1 1/4 hours (pre-booking advised) Maximum group size: 16 Open to visitors age 18 and over Audio guides available in French, German, Italian and Spanish subject to availability The Glenlivet Inspiration Tour - Enjoy a detailed tour of our distillery and visit our exclusive Warehouse No.1 where you can sample a special dram drawn straight from the cask. Our tour finishes in the Malt Loft with a tutored tasting of new and limited release expressions of The Glenlivet. Cost: £35 per person Duration: 2 hours (pre-booking essential) Maximum group size: 16 Timings: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 14:00 (subject to availability) The Legacy Tasting Experience - Join us for an exclusive tutored tasting of extremely rare and aged single malt whiskies from The Glenlivet. The experience culminates with a dram drawn straight from one of the aged casks housed in our traditionally styled warehouse. A presentation of an exclusive gift is included to commemorate your experience. Cost: £60 per person Duration: 90 minutes (pre-booking essential) Maximum group size: 12 Timings: Tuesday at 11:00, Thursday and Friday at 14:00 (subject to availability) We also have an exhibition which gives you a fascinating insight into the history of The Glenlivet , a gift shop selling a wide range of whiskies and whisky-themed gifts, and a coffee shop which serves snacks and light refreshments including home-baking, homemade soup, filled rolls and baked potatoes. We hope to welcome you in the near future. Slàinte!
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Glenlivet Distillery B9008 | Banffshire, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB, Scotland
+44 1340 821720
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Trying to get here was very difficult, as you have to wind through some very narrow, obsolete roads which make you wonder how the lorries can even manage to get out, but upon arrival it's worth it. Tours happen on a regular rotation and if...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend were up in Speyside for the tail end of The Spirit of Speyside festival and being that I'm a big whisky enthusiast made a point in visiting one of the largest Distillery's in Scotland. I myself work for a distillery (much...More

Thank TheWonderingScot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I traveled an hour and a half to see this tour and was told when I arrived that I just missed the tour by a couple of minutes and there was no way I could join them. I literally got there 2 minutes past because...More

Thank Trouvailler226
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of our three day whiskey trail we also visited the famous Glenlivet distillery. The tour was excellent. They manage to stay authentic despite the scale of production. The staff was amazing and the tasting informative. Part of the tour was also the tasting...More

Thank Thomaslikestrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did The Glenlivet Inspiration tour, lead by our tour guide Debbie, which was fascinating and enlightening. Though the distillery was in maintenance mode for the summer, therefore no actual whisky was being made, the history and process of making single malt...More

Thank DavidUnitedKingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour at the Glenlivet distillery is quite nice even at the downtime which they currently have (yearly maintenance). There are distilleries where tour is more detailed (e.g. taste the wash or the wart) or where you are allowed to take pictures inside as well,...More

Thank capecr0ss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Previous posts have suggested a free tour, no longer the case and unlike some other distilleries no under 18s are allowed. There is a small rather flat "exhibition" which doesn't really do the distillery justice. The cafe does do good coffee and the cakes whilst...More

Thank jop2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were touring the region as part of our wedding anniversary. This was the third distillery we visited. It is a much bigger enterprise than the previous visits. A very informative tour, let by real professionals. This is one not to miss as it contrasts...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to a number of Highland Malt distilleries over the years, and at a whim changed our minds from the nearby Glenfiddich to here. What a stroke of luck. Easily the best distillery tour we have been on. Nice tasting and souvenir glass....More

Thank David-from-CT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a number of distilleries in Speyside. Would do only 2 tours if had to go through it again esp if was visiting distilleries in other regions. One tour would be of a large distillery and second of a smaller traditional distillery. We visited 3...More

Thank ramswiss_11
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18 April 2017|
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Response from TGLClaireC | Property representative |
There are 25, 30 and 40 year old whiskies on this tasting.
10 March 2017|
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Response from Athol I | Reviewed this property |
Or hire a car and head up A9 and do the whisky tour of Moray. need any more info just ask as I am from this area
Charity H
21 January 2017|
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Response from TGLClaireC | Property representative |
Hi Charity H, I'm afraid that our age policy has changed this year and children under 16 years old will no longer be able to go on the tour. Children are welcome in the visitor centre, exhibition area and café under parental... More