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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
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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* Winner of Best Visitor Attraction Award at 2013 Scottish Thistle Awards *...

* Winner of Best Visitor Attraction Award at 2013 Scottish Thistle Awards * Revered by connoisseurs, flattered by imitators, The Glenlivet can only be made in one particular spot, in a single glen, in the heart of Scotland's malt whisky-making country. The following tours are available at this award-winning visitor centre: - The Glenlivet Tour - FREE - departs every 20 minutes - includes a guided tour of the distillery, a visit to one of our bonded warehouses and a complimentary dram . Over 8s only. Pre-booking required for groups of ten or more. - The Glenlivet Inspiration Tour- £35pp. Discover why The Glenlivet is the single malt that started it all. Enjoy a detailed tour of this historic distillery and visit our exclusive Warehouse No. 1 where you have an opportunity to sample a special dram drawn straight from the cask. Finishing with a tutored tasting of new and limited release expressions of The Glenlivet to showcase how our innovation allows The Glenlivet Spirit to live on. Over 18s only. Must be pre-booked and pre-paid. - Legacy Tasting Experience - £60pp. Discover what makes The Glenlivet so special. Includes in-depth tasting of some very old and rare whiskies, cask sample in dunnage warehouse and exclusive gift. Over 18s only. Must be pre-booked and pre-paid. We also have an exhibition, gift shop, coffee shop and fill your own bottle experience. Slainthe!

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Huge distillery in pretty surroundings

Compared to the smaller distilleries that we have visited, Glenlivet is huge, and much more of a "factory" than "handcraft". Still, it is impressive to see how tidy and orderly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Compared to the smaller distilleries that we have visited, Glenlivet is huge, and much more of a "factory" than "handcraft". Still, it is impressive to see how tidy and orderly everything is kept, and the facility is located in beautiful surroundings in the Scottish Highland. The visitor centre has a decent cafeteria as well, so this is definitely one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bigger distillery than the other ones we visited. More industrial, but principles are the same. It was worth our time.

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TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this review

Hi John, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Glenlivet Distillery. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Donnie was our tour guide and he was absolutely amazing. Asked him a question and he got back to me two weeks after I had left. I didn't expect it but when he did it really made the experience worth it.

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TGLClaireC, Manager at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this review

Hi Marc, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We'll be certain to pass on your lovely review to Donnie! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The tour was good and the info regarding how our fire water is made was good. I took my thai wife to see this, however the coffee shop was not open as they had a staff training day in it, not good at all as we had to wait for the 12 pm tour and it was cold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This is the distillery we visit most, 3-4 times a year, we love it. The staff are wonderful. You learn everything you need to know about whisky production here, and the history. The gift shop is great. The food is very tasty. The surroundings are stunning. We love this distillery.

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TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for your great view blueygirl. I am delighted to hear that you are a frequent visitor, enjoying all our facilities and sharing our love of the distillery. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Had a wonderful and informative tour of the distillery, which is followed by a tasting of up to three whiskies. Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and helpful, answering all questions thrown her way. Only bettered by the end product. Surprisingly, the tour and tastings are free and bookings are not necessary unless you are in a group of 10... More 

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TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are delighted that our guide was able to answer all your questions and that you found her helpful and knowledgeable. We will pass on your comments to her. I should point out that when we re-open in March, we will have introduced The Classic Tour, which will be longer in duration, include a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

recently toured Glenlivet and had a nice educational tour of the facility and production areas. We were a party of 5 persons touring. I have had and stock the 12, 15, 18 year old whiskies at home. We were able to taste some whiskies that I had not seen before. At the end of the tastings I had some hard... More 

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TGLClaireC, Visiotr Centre Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review Steve-JL.a. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope that happy memories of you trip come flooding back as you enjoy your excellent bottle of The Glenlivet XXV. More 

Graham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Made an impromptu visit to the distillery. Of course as you get closer you can smell the mash and the Angels share. Intimate tour with a tasting at the end. Very informative. Just wish we made prior arrangements to do the deluxe tour

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TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this review

I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your impromptu visit Jerry D and hope to be able to welcome you again on one of our connoisseur tours or tastings. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited the distillery late in the afternoon and were shown around the facilities by Jamie. He was very professional and informative, answering all of our many questions. The tasting at the end was also better than I expected, and the whiskey itself was of course very nice. Thank you Jamie and Glenlivet for providing such a... More 

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TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you Harley D for your glowing review. I am delighted that the tasting exceeded expectations, and have passed on you kind comments to Jamie. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Always wanted to see where the Glenlivet was made and took the opportunity whilst taking a weekend break in Aviemore. A lovely visitors centre with welcoming staff. The café is good and we enjoyed a lovely pot of tea with some whisky cake. Also a great excuse to purchase a couple of bottles of this great single malt to put... More 

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TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit tontim. Our café staff pride themselves in the quality of their whisky cake and it's always great to be able to pass on visitor compliments to them. Good luck with hanging on to your single malt until Christmas. A real challenge! More 

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