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The Glenlivet Distillery

Glenlivet Distillery B9008 | Banffshire, Ballindalloch AB37 9DB, Scotland
+44 1340 821720
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Very good exhibit but a large, commercial distillery

Really nice visitor center and exhibit with lots of The Glenlivit drams to sample. Lovers of The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
swisty
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Austin, Texas
Great day at Glenlivet

Me and 5 friends took a drive up to Glenlivet and thought the tour was great. 3 big drams which we... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
IslandHopper1986
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Aberdeen
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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 3 weeks ago

Really nice visitor center and exhibit with lots of The Glenlivit drams to sample. Lovers of The Glenlivit should certainly stop by, but be sure to visit some smaller distilleries as well.

Thank swisty
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review your visit.

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Me and 5 friends took a drive up to Glenlivet and thought the tour was great. 3 big drams which we took away in drivers pack bottles, and a free Glenlivet glass. Well worth the drive out

Thank IslandHopper1986
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Many thanks for taking time to review your visit. We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour and the drams. Haste ye back.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Great shop and bar, great cafe. Very informative tour and chance to taste 3 whiskies and get a free glass. All for £10. Great value experience. Only gripe is that whisky on sale is same as in shops, and cheaper online, but would like to...More

Thank hdavies25
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for you review. I am delighted that you found the tour to be great value. We attempt to ensure our shelf pricing is in line with other UK retailers, however on occasion other retailers may have discount offers which we do not match....More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

There doesn't seem to be any free tours anymore but since this is one of my favourites I had to visit. Donny our tour guide was informative, relaxed and funny and gave us all a great experience. Visit the place you will not be disappointed...More

Thank johninfrance75
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Donnie will be very happy to read your comments and glad to know how much you enjoyed the experience. Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Delightful experience from start to finish. Staff very helpful and attentive. The tour was interesting and informative and the whisky was well you will just have to visit and find out😇

Thank stew88821
TGLClaireC, Visitor Centre Deputy Supervisor at The Glenlivet Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

It's always pleasing to know that our staff are helpful and informative, and I would like to thank you for your 5 star review.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Managed to get on a smaller tour (4 of us) which made for a more intimate tour. Our guide, Jamie, was great and he seemed to adjust to make the most of the smaller group. Great at answering our questions. Tour itself very enjoyable, nice...More

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

Jamie was delighted to hear of your comments. Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Need to book in advance and also choose the right time slot Having said that, we arrived a bit early and the staff was very kind to accommodate us in an earlier time slot The guide was very informative and articulate to say the very...More

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

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for your sharing your comments. Such positive feedback really makes the efforts of all of our staff worthwhile.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our tour guide, Katie, was very easy to talk to and was able to tell us a great deal about the distillery and the business. My friend and I were lucky enough to have a private tour. Although the tour did feel somewhat more corporate...More

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

Katie will be thrilled to see your lovely comments, as she is one of our more recent recruits. I have to agree that the 18 year old is fabulous, and hope that each time you take a sip that you will have fond memories of...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Amazing Distillery to tour while in the area. Tour was very informative and our Guide was very knowledgeable, and personable. this distillery is much more automated than some of the other distilleries we visited and felt more corporate than some of the smaller distilleries. Very...More

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

Thank you for your positive review. It is a real challenge to keep our services as friendly as personal as we can considering the size and scope of our brand. I am delighted that you nevertheless found the distillery to be impressive and enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

You'll feel as though you took a wrong turn somewhere. The drive meanders for a few miles off the main road, but the area and facility are gorgeous. We went without a reservation and lucked out to join a tour 10 mins after our arrival....More

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

Thank you for leaving such a comprehensive review. I completely agree with your comments on the millionaire's shortbread and have to ration myself to only a couple of pieces per season. I note your comments regarding the price of the sample bottles but due to...More

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Siddhi07
17 April 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
9 March 2017|
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Response from Steve6York | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Rabbies.
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Charity H
20 January 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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