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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 3 days ago

Managed to get on a smaller tour (4 of us) which made for a more intimate tour. Our guide, Jamie, was great and he seemed to adjust to make the most of the smaller group. Great at answering our questions. Tour itself very enjoyable, nice...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Need to book in advance and also choose the right time slot Having said that, we arrived a bit early and the staff was very kind to accommodate us in an earlier time slot The guide was very informative and articulate to say the very...More

Thank rkmanchi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Katie, was very easy to talk to and was able to tell us a great deal about the distillery and the business. My friend and I were lucky enough to have a private tour. Although the tour did feel somewhat more corporate...More

Thank enginecharlie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Distillery to tour while in the area. Tour was very informative and our Guide was very knowledgeable, and personable. this distillery is much more automated than some of the other distilleries we visited and felt more corporate than some of the smaller distilleries. Very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll feel as though you took a wrong turn somewhere. The drive meanders for a few miles off the main road, but the area and facility are gorgeous. We went without a reservation and lucked out to join a tour 10 mins after our arrival....More

Thank LGCB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caveat that I'm not really into whiskey, but we stopped here on a tour and I enjoyed walking around the visitor centre exhibit. It was really interesting to learn about the development of the laws surrounding whiskey distribution, how the brand grew as well as...More

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Informative tour with a nice overview into the whiskey production process. Tasting at the end of four varieties was nice. Much more generous pours than others. Also a nice souvenir glass to take home. Not as pretty as some of the smaller distilleries but still...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Noticed that the shop opened at 09:30 so I went in to discover that licensing law applies. No whisky on sale till 10:00! Lovely place though.

Thank SuperAccies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour. Great value as you get three samples and a whisky glass for 10 pounds. Probably the largest mash tun you will ever see.

Thank Mama_is_on_Vacation
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visiting a lot of distilleries during our trip and I would say this one was one of the better ones. Our tour guide was very informative and we learned more about the process even though this was our 3rd tour. The group was a...More

Thank Laura G
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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 Steve6York | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Rabbies.
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