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Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Speyside

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The Single Malt that started it all.

Since 1824 the wild and remote setting of Glenlivet distillery has been the home of the single malt that inspired the Speyside region. From this beautiful glen comes the raw combination of elements -from the mineral rich spring waters of Josie's Well, the crisp mountain air and uncompromising terrain comes a Scotch Whisky of infinite elegance. Come and discover the secrets of the greatest malt whisky of all -The Glenlivet.

Follow the ribbons of time Visitors have a choice of routes to take as they embark on their journey to The Glenlivet, stepping across the gigantic Ordnance Survey map of the area as they get their bearings Follow "The Spirit of the Glen" to learn about the extraordinary chemistry between climate and terrain that produces the perfect conditions for making malt whisky. The glen's remarkable natural resources, and what they do for The Glenlivet, are clearly depicted with clever visual devices highlighting key aspects. Visitors who follow "The Glenlivet Legacy" will hear as well as see how one man's courage and vision remain an inspiration to this day. By activating the sound commentary or reading the display narrative (or by doing both), they can tune into the colourful stories and events that make up the history of The Glenlivet. The two paths, each with the same destination, run parallel to each other so that visitors can move from one to the other en route. As they leave the exhibition, passing an evocative display of largely vintage photographs, visitors are confronted by a massive, abstract, tree-like sculpture from whose spiralling "trunk" are suspended countless bottles of The Glenlivet. This inspirational work of art stunningly symbolises the upward and onward momentum of The Glenlivet journey. The single malt that started it all just goes from strength to strength. A member of the Malt Whisky trail of distilleries.

New for 2013 -
We are offering visitors the opportunity to hand-fill and purchase their very own bottle personalised bottle of single cask selection -The Glenlivet 18yo.  This is a great experience for our visitors and the perfect memento of their visit. Priced at £70.00.

The Legacy Experience - new for 2013. This exclusive tasting session includes some very rare and  aged The Glenlivet whiskies - so rare that they have not been bottled and are only available to taste here at the distillery. The tasting culminates with a dram drawn straight from one of our aged casks in our dunnage warehouse, and the presentation of an exclusive gift.  This tasting lasts approx. 1 ½  hours and costs £60. Should you wish to include a tour of the distillery, please arrive around 1 ½ hours prior to your Legacy Experience booking, and book onto the standard tour at reception. We require pre-booking and pre-payment for this. Over 18's only.

Whilst here, visitors can relax and absorb the atmosphere within our coffee shop.  We offer a wide range of light snacks and refreshments including homemade soup, freshly filled rolls, baked potatoes and a wide range of homebaking, including the world famous The Glenlivet whisky cake. We also offer a variety of hot and cold drinks, including a wide range of Fairtrade juices and coffees. Why not also try our whisky ice cream - a great way to cool down after doing one of our Smuggler's Walks.
Our gift shop offers a wide range of superb whiskies and whisky-themed gifts.

Whisky Trail
Opening times:

Opening dates – Monday 25th March – Friday 25th October
Opening times – Monday to Saturday, 9.30am – 5.00pm (Last tour leaves at 4pm)
Sunday 12 noon – 5.00pm (Last tour leaves at 4pm)

Tours offered –
Standard tour – Free of charge.  No under 8 year olds allowed on any of our tours, but are welcome within the Visitor Centre. This tour lasts around 45 minutes and includes a guided tour of the distillery, a visit to a bonded warehouse and a free tasting. Tours leave every 20 minutes from reception. 
Spirit of the Malt tour - £30 per person and must be pre-booked and pre-paid. Includes an experienced guided tour, an exclusive visit to an on-site warehouse, where you can sample a dram straight from the cask, a tutored tasting from a range of 7 different expressions of The Glenlivet. This tour is very in-depth and lasts between 2-3 hours.

Entry fee:

Contact Details

+44 (0)1340 821 720
Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9DB


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