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The Glenlivet Distillery
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Royal Dee-side and Malt Whisky Day Tour from Inverness
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Owner description: 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 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 Classic Tour - 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 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 10am and every half hour, and last tour at 4.30pm Duration: 1 1/4 hours (pre-booking advised) Maximum group size: 16 Open to visitors age 18 and over Audio guides available in French, German, Italian and Spanish subject to availability The Glenlivet Inspiration 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 tasting of new and limited release expressions of The Glenlivet. Cost: £35 per person Duration: 2 hours (pre-booking essential) Maximum group size: 16 Timings: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 14:00 (subject to availability) The Legacy Tasting Experience - Join us for an exclusive tutored tasting of extremely rare and aged single malt whiskies from The Glenlivet. The experience culminates with a dram drawn straight from one of the aged casks housed in our traditionally styled warehouse. A presentation of an exclusive gift is included to commemorate your experience. Cost: £60 per person Duration: 90 minutes (pre-booking essential) Maximum group size: 12 Timings: Tuesday at 11:00, Thursday and Friday at 14:00 (subject to availability) 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. We hope to welcome you in the near future. Slàinte!
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best of the tours”
Reviewed 12 September 2007

I visited 3 major distilleries on my trip through the Highlands and The Glenlivet tour was the best. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and really knew her stuff. The tour takes about 25 minutes and ends up in one of the Warehouses where they age the Whisky, then on to the tasting room where they let you sample either the 12 or 18 year old Whisky. Overall, an excellent tour, free, and better than the other distillery tours. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

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“The Glenlivet!”
Reviewed 18 September 2006

Glenlivet offers a very nice basic tour for FREE! It includes a pleasantly brief factory tour with a fairly knowledgeable guide and a free dram at the end. More samples may be purchsed and there is a well-stocked bar upstairs.
The store offers no great deals on purchases but a few nice trinkets for gifts.
The estate is huge and grounds are extremely nice. We stayed at a rented cottage on the estate, Enoch Dhu, and could see the distillery from the backyard, pure heaven for a serious whisky enthusiast.

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