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“Great tour, even if you dont love whiskey!”

The Glenlivet Distillery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my partner last week during the silent season. I agree with another reviewer that the ticket price should be lowered a few pounds during silent season. Nonetheless, we really enjoyed the tour! Our guide, Kirsty, was great. We were fortunate enough to join a small tour group (six people total). Kirsty was great at answering questions, describing Glenlivet’s history and guiding us through the distillation process. We also got to chat with Kirsty after the tour and she gave us a food recommendation to try out- thanks Kirsty!!

Personally, I’m not a huge whiskey lover but my partner is. He was driving the day we visited so it was quite nice that they offer small bottles for purchase so that you can take the samples home and enjoy them later.

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Megan did a great job and I happily recommend the tour as it’s very interesting.
Only one downside - I was there during the ‘silent’ season so the stills etc. weren’t operational.
I think Glenlivet could drop the tour price by a couple of pounds when that happens. That aside, it is a good deal as three tastings are provided on the tour!

Thank mpc1133
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour which mixed corporate with quaint. The tasting at the end was well worth the 10 pound price.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Glenlivet Distillery is a great stop on the Whisky Trail. The tour was very informational, and we had a great guide. We learned a lot, and enjoyed the tasting at the end. The lunch we had in the cafe was also very good. Worth a visit.

Thank Alison F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't go on the tour but given the friendly warm welcome and the quality displays in the visitor centre I have no doubt it would have been great. We enjoyed the small but perfectly formed shop and bought a miniature to try. The 18 year old, excellent!!
The cafe is excellent value for money. We only had drinks and traybake as it was mid morning, however had we arrived at lunchtime we would have tried lunch.
Best location visit on our holiday so far.

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