Glenlivet Distillery

Ballindalloch, United Kingdom

The Glenlivet distillery near Ballindalloch produces single malt Scotch whisky. It was founded in 1824 and has operated almost continuously since. The distillery remained open throughout the Great Depression and its only closure came during World War II. The Glenlivet distillery has grown in the post-war period to become one of the biggest single malt distilleries in order to keep up with global demand; The Glenlivet brand is the biggest selling single malt whisky in the United States and the second biggest selling single malt brand globally.

Today, the distillery is owned by the French alcoholic beverages company Pernod Ricard, which also oversees the distillery's production of 5,900,000 proof litres per annum.



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Founded: 1824
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom


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BROON BREED (9 months ago)
Great tour, Andrew our guide is worth a mention, a knowledgeable and passionate guy with roots in the area. 4 cask strength drams to try and also a wee nip of new make spirit. Glenlivet distillery is obviously in a beautiful and remote location, steeped in history. The visitor centre has had some big investment and is nice to walk around. Well worth a trip!
Seungho Lee (10 months ago)
Wonderful whisky experience and tasting. It has a brand new cutting edge presentation of whisky production process. However, it might be a bit tough for a handicapped or senior people. You have to stand up and listen for their presentation for a long time. It might be helpful if there is more benches, chairs or any wheel chairs. The shop is a bit pricy, and only some exclusive products are worth to buy, if you would like.
Chris Davies (10 months ago)
Superb tour of The Glenlivet Distillery. Great information on the basic process of making whisky, the various casks used for aging - and a tasting of 3 malt whiskies. Would recommend to anyone interested or whisky fans.
Scott Visy (12 months ago)
Honestly such an amazing tour. Well worth the drive from Edinburgh. Loved the interactive videos, the hands-on experience, and the tastings (which even had “save for later” options for my pregnant wife). So glad we chose this distillery!
Life's Abroad (13 months ago)
Unfortunately didn’t have time to do the distillery tour, but this is a seriously impressive location. The buildings, the decor, the bar and the exhibits are first class. The staff were very friendly and helpful, regardless of our dishevelled looks after a day of travel! Grabbed a few samples to try, would definitely recommend fitting this one into your travels.
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