The Glenlivet Distillery Is Officially Back In Action!
The original home of The Glenlivet is back in action with a brand new look! As of 1 July 2021, we’re now offering fully immersive experiences that celebrate the Speyside area through and through. Breaking the mould of traditional whisky drinking, we are using a blend of innovative technologies, whisky tastings and exclusive bottlings to bring our distillery to life.
From behind the scenes tours to access to The Glenlivet Cocktail Capsule collection, there’s something for everyone. Read on to discover just a few of the must-sees and must-dos.
The Glenlivet Distillery Highlights
The Speyside Room
The Speyside room celebrates all things Speyside. Resembling a barley field and created by florists with barley from a local farm, it’s a space that pays tribute to the life and history of the area and the many people who’ve helped make The Glenlivet what it is today. Immerse yourself in the long and colourful history of The Glenlivet from 1824 to the present day, get to know our Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, and discover what makes our single malt so original.
The Process Room
If you’ve always wanted to become a proper whisky connoisseur, book a tour so you can access the multi-sensory Provenance Room and get the low down on exactly how our whisky is made. See, touch and smell the different barley samples, nose the new make spirit that we put into our casks to mature and taste the local Glenlivet water while learning about each and every step of our production process.
The Provision Room
The Provision Room (also known as The Glenlivet Shop) is our idea of paradise. Boasting the largest selection of The Glenlivet available to purchase anywhere in the world (from our core range up to the Winchester Collection plus all sorts of exclusives), you can not only personalise your very own bottle of The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve, The Glenlivet 12 Year Old and The Glenlivet 15 Year Old with bespoke labels, but you can fill up an exclusive cask strength edition of The Glenlivet 12, 15 and 18 Year Old yourself at the self-fill bottle station! We told you it was paradise.
Featuring 83 hand-crafted clay pots to replicate those used to smuggle The Glenlivet through the hills of Speyside back in the day, the Smuggler’s Hideout is the place to be if you want to try one (or three) of The Glenlivet Cocktail Capsule Collection. Located just off the Drawing Room, you’ll also be able to order more traditional cocktails (or your favourite Glenlivet whisky straight up) and taste exclusive bottlings.
The dramatic Speyside landscape is just as beautiful as our distillery, so if you’re wanting to stretch your legs pre- or post-whisky tasting, head out on one of three circular Smuggler’s Trails. Once a battleground for illicit distillers and excisemen, whether you take on the 5 km, 10.5 km or 11 km, you’re bound to have a whole new appreciation for whisky smugglers.
The Glenlivet Distillery Experiences
The perfect experience for old and new whisky fans, The Original tour is designed to give you a taster of all things The Glenlivet. Literally. Sample our core range and get a refresher on how to determine the nose, the palate and the finish when tasting whisky.
The Archives experience gives you access to our traditional bonded warehouses, where we'll share all our secrets about whisky maturation and cask selection. You'll also get the chance to taste a selection of The Glenlivet’s oldest and rarest whiskies including The Glenlivet 30 Year Old Cellar Collection and a dram from our archives.
Opening hours: 9.30 am-5:00 pm Monday-Sunday
Please note tours are only available from Tuesday to Saturday. We recommend pre-booking your experiences here to avoid missing out.
Address: The Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9DB.
The Glenlivet Distillery is located 10 miles from Tomintoul, on the B9008. If you have a SatNav, enter the postcode AB37 9BD.
For further information, please visit https://www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com/theglenlivet/ or contact The Glenlivet Distillery team via phone on +44 01340 821720.