The Glenlivet Distillery


Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9DB

    Welcome to The Glenlivet Distillery

    * Winner of Best Visitor Attraction Award at 2013 Scottish Thistle Awards *

    Revered by connoisseurs, flattered by imitators, The Glenlivet can only be made in one particular spot, in a single glen, in the heart of Scotland's malt whisky-making country. Explore the turbulent history of the whisky smugglers, delve into the intriguing mysteries of distilling and sample the golden magic that is The Glenlivet.

    The following tours are available at this award-winning visitor centre:

    • The Glenlivet tour - FREE - departs every 20 minutes from 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday and 12.00pm to 4.00pm on Sundays. This tour lasts approx. 45 minutes and includes a guided tour of the distillery, a visit to one of our bonded warehouses and a complimentary dram of The Glenlivet. Over 8s only. Pre-booking required for groups of ten or more.
    • Spirit of the Malt Tour - £30 per person. Follow in the footsteps of George Smith, founder of the distillery on a journey of discovery. We begin at the water source, Josie’s Well, near the distillery, overlooking the Livet valley. A detailed tour of the distillery is followed by a tutored nosing of 7 expressions of The Glenlivet and a visit to a traditional ‘dunnage’ warehouse where we offer a dram drawn straight from one of our aged casks. Over 18s only. Must be pre-booked and pre-paid.
    • Legacy Experience - £60 per person. Discover what makes The Glenlivet so special on this fascinating tour of the distillery that includes an in-depth tasting of some very old and rare whiskies from The Glenlivet – so rare, some have never been bottled. To complete the experience, enjoy a dram drawn from one of our aged casks in our traditional ‘dunnage’ warehouse and take away a special gift as a memento. Over 18s only. Must be pre-booked and pre-paid.

    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. Also available is the opportunity to fill your own personalised bottle of The Glenlivet.

    We hope to welcome you in the near future. Slainthe!

    5 Visitor Attraction
    National Winner Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    14 Mar 2016 - 11 Nov 2016

    RE-OPENS 14TH MARCH 2016


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking Audio headsets
    • German Speaking Audio headsets
    • Italian Speaking Audio headsets
    • Spanish Speaking Audio headsets


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • Smoking Restricted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • Traveler's Cheques
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    The Glenlivet Distillery is located ten miles from Tomintoul, on the B9008. If you have a SatNav please enter the postcode AB37 9DB.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest train stations are Keith and Aviemore. Unfortunately, there is no public transport that runs past The Glenlivet Distillery.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Aberdeen Airport go west on A96 towards Inverness. Turn left at Huntly towards Dufftown on B920. Go through Dufftown and take the road towards Tomintoul on B9009. When you reach the junction turn right onto B9008 and follow signs for The Glenlivet Distillery.


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