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The Glenlivet Distillery

Glenlivet Distillery B9008 | Banffshire, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB, Scotland
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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 2 days ago

We booked online about two hours before our tour. Well signposted and good car parking. Our tour had only 10 people. Our guide was Chris who was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We were lucky to sample a very special dram in the "storeroom", sherry cask,...More

Thank Les B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked ourselves on this special tasting where we got to try 4 different limited edition and rare whiskies as well as whiskey before being put in the cask. Each dram was paired with a nibble (chocolate or csle or marzipan...) to compliment the taste...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This distillery whilst now apart of a larger company it still has all the traditions of the original founders. Great presentation and the guided tour is great values with 3 single malt tastings included. The tour guide (Ren) was passionate about the company and her...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Glenlivet distillery offers not only a lovely tour, but also boast a small exhibition centre, a little café/restaurant where you can eat and a well stocked shop. The shop prices however are slightly dissapointing especially when it comes to a single cask bottling 15y...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best attraction we have seen in Scotland. All people we met in the distillery was such a bunch of lovely people (lady at the reception, lady in the cafeteria, lady in the shop ...). Our guide Russel was awesome as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast as big as Scottish hospitality. The waiter went an extra mile just to make us happy. We got served complimentary Scottish Bloody Mary. Scrambled eggs were the best I’ve ever had - tasted of good butter and cream and were light in consistency....More

Thank Maida B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Glenlivet at 5pm expecting them to be closed. Not only were they open but we had a wonderful experience. Although a massive producer, they still offer the personal attention that one wants when whisky tasting. Their employees were very keen to find...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were here for a distillery tour. Keedy, our Tour guide, explained everything to us in detail, and she also fielded questions from the group, and supplied us with interesting information about the process, the distillery and its whiskies. We had 4 tastings of 4...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was very informative, the guides (combined) were very well informed, and at the end you get to bottle some of the scotch you pulled from the barrel with the dog. And the barrel room was very interesting- but, no pictures allowed.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From all the distilleries we've visited this one is in my top 3. Great tour, lovely guide with good explanations and good whisky with a sample from the cask.

Thank Michael W
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Chris N
9 May 2018|
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Response from TGLClaireC | Property representative |
We have had the facility to fill your own bottle in the past and are hoping to restore this service sometime this summer. If you keep an eye on Instagram and Twitter, we will be posting the return of the sel -fill when it... More
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shaunakbagaria
17 April 2018|
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Response from TGLClaireC | Property representative |
The tour and tasting last around 2.5 hours and includes a full tour of the production facilities, followed by a visit to the warehouse where guests enjoy a sample of whisky drawn from the cask. In the tasting room, there is... More
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Siddhi07
18 April 2017|
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There are 25, 30 and 40 year old whiskies on this tasting.
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