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The Glenlivet Distillery

Glenlivet Distillery B9008 | Banffshire, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB, Scotland
+44 1340 821720
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Interesting exhibit

Caveat that I'm not really into whiskey, but we stopped here on a tour and I enjoyed walking around... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2017
Colleen B
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Cleveland, Ohio
Nice tour, good tasting

Informative tour with a nice overview into the whiskey production process. Tasting at the end of... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2017
Tim L
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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 September 30, 2017

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
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for reviewing the tour and our facilities. It is good to know that you found it interesting and informative.

Reviewed September 26, 2017 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
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for you positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and lunch and hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 24, 2017 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
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

We open the premises at 09:30 so our visitors can arrive, get their bearings and relax before the first tour starts at 10:00. Unfortunately, as you say, licensing law dictates that we cannot sell alcohol before 10:00.

Reviewed September 22, 2017 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
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Yes, its rather a large Mush Tun!

Reviewed September 18, 2017 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
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

It's always good to know that visitors feel they have learned something new, even after visiting a number of other distilleries. Hopefully we'' see you again soon.

Reviewed September 18, 2017

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
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for you review. We sell whisky from 10:00 until 18:00 daily with the bar closing at 17:45. I am delighted with the praise that you give our staff.

Reviewed September 17, 2017

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
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for your positive review. I'm sorry that part of the tour appeared rushed. Sometimes elements of the tour can take a little longer if visitors have a lot of questions to be answered, and then following tour can catch up. I can only...More

Reviewed September 17, 2017

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

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TGLClaireC, Visotr Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for leaving the review. However, I think it is for a different visitor attraction as the product mentioned, the tour details, the barrels and half barrels etc are not features of our premises. I have requested Trip Advisor to remove this review from...More

Reviewed September 12, 2017

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
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

I'm sure Lindsay will be delighted with your comments when I bring this review to her attention. Thank you for the kind review and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 12, 2017

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 Randy K
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you for recommending our Visitor Centre. W get particularly busy during July, August and September and we strongly advise booking via our online booking system in the Visit Us section of our website.

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Siddhi07
April 17, 2017|
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Response from TGLClaireC | Property representative |
There are 25, 30 and 40 year old whiskies on this tasting.
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hdtravlr1
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Steve6York | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Rabbies.
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Charity H
January 20, 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
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