The Glenlivet distillery is one of the best distilleries in Speyside and is one with a beautiful history with twists and turns that end up in excitement. This character is expressed in the taste of the company’s whisky and it is called the ‘capture of the spirit of Glen.’
The Glenlivet Tours
The distillery offers three tours; The Glenlivet Classic Tour, The Glenlivet Inspiration Tour and The Legacy Tasting Experience.
The Classic tour will give you an insight on the whisky making and distillation process of the company as well as a chance to enjoy complimentary dram and make a toast to George Smith, right on the land he farmed more than 2 centuries ago.
On the Inspiration tour, you will be taken to the No. 1 warehouse where you can taste a dram directly drawn from the cask before heading to the Malt Loft for a tutored tasting of the distillery’s new whisky expressions.
The Legacy tasting tour is an exclusive tour and tutored tasting experience of several much matured single malt whiskies from the stables of The Glenlivet. After enjoying a dram from one of the traditional casks, you will be given an exclusive gift as a souvenir. You will also see the exhibition while explains the history of the distillery as well as a gift shop and coffee shop where you can get several gifts and local cuisines respectively.
If you’re coming to The Glenlivet via road, is just on B9008, just about 10miles from Tomintoul. Visitors with Satnav should input AB37 9DB as postcode.
Coming by railway? The rail stations in proximity with the distillery are Aviemore and Keith.
If you’re using an aeroplane, you should travel westwards from Aberdeen airport towards Inverness. When you get to Huntly, travel left towards Dufftown. Go through the B920 on Dufftown and travel to Tomintoul. At Tomintoul on B9009, just travel right and onto B9008 and look out for signs of The Glenlivet Distillery.