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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Rob Williams (williaro) (12 months ago)
Fantastic tour. We were taken around the Distillery by Alice. She was very passionate about the whisky and informative. You can see why whiskey isn't cheap. You get an appreciation for what your buying after going on a tour. Highly recommend for anyone who loves a dram or just curious about how a distillery business works.
Harsh Rawal (12 months ago)
Truly the smooth flowing one as the name goes- Amber was highly knowledgeable on her whiskeys. The tour is perfectly timed not to make it too boring and or long and yet not rushed. Their sampler drams are housed in a fantastically arranged tasting room! They celebrate 200 years In 2024 when they’ll have special events. Worth it!
Alastair Gourley (12 months ago)
A fabulous experience touring this distillery. Paul, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an in-depth view of the history and manufacturing process. The tasting session at the end was also very interactive trying to guess the flavours that you taste. Great prices too in the shop. This tour stands out from other distilleries...
Todd Wylie (12 months ago)
I was very impressed with The Glenlivet tour. The overview of their history was presented in a clear and interesting way. The whisky making process was interesting and interactive. And the tour of the stills, mashers and spirit safes was very cool. I personally enjoyed the barrel warehouse the most, but the whole tour was amazing. Amber, our lead tour guide was thoughtful with an infectious excitement. The Glenlivet should be proud of the tours she gives. I would highly recommend going, and would gladly go again.
Dayle Alexander (2 years ago)
My fiance and I had a great time doing The Glenlivet Distillery tour. The tour included a tasting at the end for three of their whiskys. Our tour guide Andrew was phenomenal. He was very knowledgeable and friendly during the tour and stayed after to help everyone decide what whisky to buy.
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