It all comes back to the original’

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 see it for yourself. Here, you can experience the rare conditions of our remote location. You’ll learn how our founder, George Smith, established the first licensed distillery in the parish of Glenlivet, and defended it from smugglers. You’ll see the unique lantern stills that help shape the spirit’s flavour, and you’ll taste our single malt straight from the cask.

Opening Hours

Winter (11 November 2017 – 9 March 2018) closed
Summer (12 March 2018 – Mid November 2018)


  • Exhibition of the history of The Glenlivet
  • Old Maltings Coffee Shop
  • Gift Shop

Over 18's only on tours please. All children under the age of 15 must be supervised by an adult at all times.

For information or to make a group bookings of seven people of more please call + 44 [0]1340 821720 or email us at

Special Access

There is limited disabled access to all areas of the visitor centre and the Old Maltings Coffee Shop. We can also offer a reduced mobility tour for a maximum of one guest with reduced mobility/wheel chair who can be accompanied by a maximum of 5 other visitors. Each stage of the production process can be seen from a viewing platform but due to small sets of stairs within the distillery it is not possible to get close to every stage of the process.

Audio head sets available in French, German, Italian & Spanish subject to availability.

Drink Aware

Drivers Tasting Kits - We are committed to the promotion of responsible drinking and our Driver's Tasting Kits ensure all distillery visitors can sample our whiskies. The reusable kits contain 5 small bottles in a handy carry bag. Drivers can take part in the nosing before decanting the samples into the bottles to enjoy later. They cost £3.00.

Distillery Tours

The Glenlivet Classic Tour

Enjoy the true Spirit of the Glen

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 – for guests aged 18 or over – 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 10.00 and every half hour, and last tour at 16.30
  • Duration: 1 ¼ hours (pre-booking advised)
  • Maximum Group size: 16
  • Open to visitors aged 16 and over
  • Audio headsets available in French, German, Italian and Spanish subject to availability.

The Glenlivet Inspiration

Discover why The Glenlivet has the enduring reputation for quality showcased in this 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 tastings of new and limited release expressions of The Glenlivet.

  • Cost: £35 per person
  • Duration: 2 hours – approx. (pre-booking essential)
  • Maximum group size: 16
  • Timings: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 14:00 (subject to availability)

The Legacy Tasting Experience

Turn your visit to The Glenlivet into something truly special with this exceptional tutored tasting of rare and aged whiskies.

Join us for an exclusive tutored tasting of extremely rare and aged single malt whiskies from The Glenlivet. The experience culminates in a dram drawn straight from one of the aged casks housed in our traditionally styled warehouse. A presentation of an exclusive gift is included as a souvenir of your experience.

  • Cost: £60 per person
  • Duration: 90 minutes-approx. (pre-booking essential)
  • Maximum group size: 12
  • Timings: Tuesday at 11:00, Thursday and Friday at 14:00 (subject to availability)

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