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The Glenlivet Distillery

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Address: Glenlivet Distillery B9008 | Banffshire, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB, Scotland
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+44 1340 821720
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Glenlivet Distillery sits in a wild and remote glen, its history laced...

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.

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

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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Inspiration tour

A fantastic tour, Carol really knows her stuff and the extended distillery is much more tour friendly than some older ones. Highly recommended tour with a tasting drawn from an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic tour, Carol really knows her stuff and the extended distillery is much more tour friendly than some older ones. Highly recommended tour with a tasting drawn from an exclusive cask plus new make spirit, 15, 18, Nadurra peated, uisge beatha and XXV. If you're driving take the tour and buy a drivers pack for £3 that will take... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were not disappointed! The tour is very well run and offers some great selection of whiskies at the end. The tour guides are passionate about the whisky and this is evident in the way they deliver their information. The site itself is in a wonderful location steeped in history. You can taste the history and feel the presence of... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the classic your, takes about 75 minutes. They take you around the distillery - explain the process that's involved in making the whisky. Moreover you can taste some samples too. The parting gift is amazing. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide - open to questions with quick responses.

Thank Shabana S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While we really enjoyed the tour as it was our first distillery visit, we purchased a memento namely a 70cl bottle of "The Glenlivet Founder`s Reserve" for approx £33 if my memory serves me well? I was really taken aback when a Costco flyer was delivered to us approx 2 weeks later with the same bottle of whisky advertised for... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe that you now have to pay to enter this distillery, on all our previous visits it's been free. There were seven of us and that would of been £70 !! No way - sorry :-(

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Glenlivet distillery as part of a Whisky trail tour (not on a coach trip) If this was the only distillery we had visited i would have said it was good, however because we did 7 in total, The Glenlivet actually came out as not too good. Basically The Glenlivet is a large distillery, and touring this establishment... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent trip to the Glenlivet distillery, many thanks to Claire who look after us, very informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour. Great visit. Had a blast. Would definitely suggest visiting their distillery for a tour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's £10 each for the tour and I'd say great value. You get the history, how it's made and a couple of measures of whisky you wouldn't normally try and a branded glass to take home.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Legacy Tasting is a bit pricey, but well worth it. At the start you are led into a huge meeting room where your tasting is already set up for you. Although you do not get a full tour of the distillery, you do get to taste some really rare (and if they sold it) probably really expensive Glenlivet. The... More 

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