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16 Mar to 13 Nov

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Sun 12.00 – 17.00

Last tour: 16.00
 

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LOCAL WHISKY FESTIVALS

History

The Single Malt That Started it all

The wild and remote setting of Glenlivet has been the home of the single malt that inspired a region.  From this beautiful glen comes the raw elements of rich mineral Spring waters of Josie’s Well, crisp fresh mountain air and an uncompromising terrain that combined create the foundation of a whisky of infinite elegance. 
 
Over two hundred years ago, whisky was closely bound up in the lives of every family in the glen of the Livet.   It was local farmer George Smith who was renowned for his fine ‘illicit’ whisky, in 1824 seized upon the opportunity to obtain the first license to produce whisky ‘legally’ in the parish of Glenlivet. He knew exactly where to build his new distillery and went on to produce a spirit that would define the Speyside style of whisky which became the heartland of Scotch malt whisky production.
 
The pioneering spirit, inspired by George Smith, runs through the history of The Glenlivet and is just as prevalent today. 
 
The Glenlivet is in the heartland of malt whisky country and a visit to this grand distillery will take you on a fascinating journey to the source of one of the greatest names in Scotch whisky.



Glenlivet

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak

The Glenlivet Cask Strength Edition