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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 2 days ago

The Glenlivet Distillery is a great stop on the Whisky Trail. The tour was very informational, and we had a great guide. We learned a lot, and enjoyed the tasting at the end. The lunch we had in the cafe was also very good. Worth...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't go on the tour but given the friendly warm welcome and the quality displays in the visitor centre I have no doubt it would have been great. We enjoyed the small but perfectly formed shop and bought a miniature to try. The 18...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The 4 of us really enjoyed our tour with Megan at the Glenlivet Distillery. It was fun and very interesting and Megan spoke very clearly so that our German friends could easily understand. And st the end, she sang us a beautiful Scottish folk song!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Glenlivet Distillery during the Speyside festival. It was one of our favourite experience. Special mention to ‘Kirsty’ who was so lovely and welcoming working at the Distilery shop - such a friendly face and must be a delight to have working as part...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kirsty, the lady who looked after us whilst we tasted exceptional whiskies at the distillery bar, was wonderful: genial, informative and generous. No need to book; just wander in. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Really great visit thanks to our host kirsty. At least now i know how one of my favorite beverage is done!

Thank LaurentA1985
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not family friendly no Children under 16 they can not even wait in the coffee shop if you want to go on a tour been to other distillery’s with children not a problem I think they should re think there rules

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tour . David was a really an educated guide with a global understanding of whiskey. Loved the tour and the generous portions of the tastings. סיור מומלץ . מזקקה מאוד מועצבת עם הדרכה מקצועית וטעימות נדיבות

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour, great measures. Thoroughly recommend this distillery to anyone visiting Speyside area. 🥃

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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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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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
17 April 2017|
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There are 25, 30 and 40 year old whiskies on this tasting.
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