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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 2 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

This experience is a must do. Well worth the longish drive in but its well worth it to sample some amazing Whiskeys at breakfast! Staff helpful and friendly too.

Thank Boydo1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked the tour we took here. For about 10 USD, it was very informative and interesting. Only complaint was that the last part, seeing the whisky bottled, was rushed so as to get the group behind us in. We came in not having...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely visit to this distillery in the Cairngorms Nat. park. Well worth a visit , a little tour,takes approx.30 mins so not to much standing around. There is a cafe and shop,( from the cafe you are offered a nip of the day's...More

Thank patricia d
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the tour which lasted just over an hour. Lindsey showed us round and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable - in fact she made the tour for us. Really interesting seeing the whole process. We were able to try three types of whisky...More

Thank Caninecaper
Reviewed 1 week ago

This and another world class distillery nearby are worth the scenic drive. No photos allowed. Best to get an appointment ahead of time for the tours. We didn't know this and so missed one. Yet, we still had a good time. Very helpful staff.

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most traditional yet modern whiskey distilleries. Had a very nice tour for 10 £, that included a dram from the cask, two samples of different whiskeys and a tasting glas. Very friendly to a guy, a highly informative tour. Definitely a recommendation!

Thank Axel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Agree with other reviewers on this being a tourist trap. It was impersonal and felt very corporate compared to other distilleries. It felt like the Walmart of whiskey. That said the whisky itself is very good, but I wouldn't bother with a tour. You'll get...More

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A modern distillery and a good tour although it's a shame no photography is allowed. The value is good given the amount of samples and a wee dram glass at the end. The cafe has a good selection of baguettes ,panini and cakes.

Thank Dave D
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17 April 2017|
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Response from TGLClaireC | Property representative |
There are 25, 30 and 40 year old whiskies on this tasting.
9 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