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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were based in Elgin and decided go out for a drive as it was raining. Lovely drive into the edge of the Cairngorms. Didn't do the tour but had a wander around the visitors centre and a drink in the coffee shop. Worth the...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extremely commercial and crowded, if you are on The Whiskey Trail it's probably better to spend your time at smaller but friendlier distilleries All in all, time that would have been better spent at almost any other one of the dozens of Speyside distilleries. And...More

Thank Dani A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice place but quite a waste of time. If you are driving and want the "real stuff" go to the smaller distilleries

Thank IrisAbarbanel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner surprised me with the two hour tour around the distillery for my birthday. What a fantastic afternoon......... We were shown around by Kelly, who has a wealth of knowledge. Of course I bought a bottle of whisky at the end of the tour....More

Thank Funtime56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here after having completed a tour at a nearby distillery. With that in mind and being late afternoon we declined doing another similar tour, instead just visiting the gift shop and having a coffee. A much better selection of gifts/souveniers on offer here and...More

Thank sterwuv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Glenlivet Distillery tour is an extensive one with a guide explaining the process in detail. It is amazing to see just how many processes are now done by computers instead of stillmen. Highlight of the tour was needless to say the whisky tasting. The...More

Thank nyavtech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Distillery is awesome and the tour guide could answer all of our questions. The tour was very informative and we gotto taste a lot of samples of rare casks and distillery only edition. We eventually bought a Lochan Ora and Glenlivet 18 home which are...More

Thank Harry37NewYorkCity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited to tour the distillery and had a good tour guide who could answer all of our questions. My only grumble was that unlike some of the other distilleries that we visited this particular distillery did not offer driver packs - other distilleries that we...More

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first distillery tour that we were on and thought it was excellent. I was a little disappointed that we could not take pictures along the way but that really did not detract from the experience. Tasting was included in two different places...More

Thank Nancy-SC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative and fun tour with chance to sample three different whiskies, including one straight from the cask. Our tour guide was very good and made the tour very enjoyable, as well as interesting and explaining the process. Also got a Glenlivet whisky glass to take...More

Thank Emily B
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Siddhi07
18 April 2017|
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Response from TGLClaireC | Property representative |
There are 25, 30 and 40 year old whiskies on this tasting.
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hdtravlr1
10 March 2017|
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Response from Steve6York | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Rabbies.
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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
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