Buy Glenlivet OnlineThe distillery was founded in 1824 by George Smith. It was not the first licensed distillery in Scotland: many distilleries such as Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Royal Brackla were founded earlier. The current distillery was built in 1858 at Minmore, near where the rivers Avon and Livet meet. In 1884, the Smiths won exclusive rights to the name The Glenlivet, enabling them to protect their trademark against encroachment by other, lesser quality whiskies. The whisky originates in the Glen of the Livet, and two other distillers, Tamnavulin and Braeval, are also in the area, with the latter also owned by Pernod. In the Avon valley, the Tomintoul distillery also uses the term "Glenlivet" on its label. The nearest town to the Livet glen is Tomintoul, Scotland, which is approximately ten miles (16 kilometres) south. In 1977 the distillery was purchased by the North American alcohol giant Seagram, which has heavily promoted it in the American market; it is now the most widely sold single malt Scotch in the USA.
As we are also based in the Speyside region we have access to some wonderful Glenlivet single malt Scottish whisky and our range includes the following - Glenlivet 12 Year Old, Glenlivet 22 Year Old (1987) Whiskies of Scotland, Glenlivet 1991, Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra - Cask Strength, Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive, Glenlivet 18 Year Old, Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve, Glenlivet 12 Year Old Miniature.
Proprietor: Pernod Ricard (Chivas Brothers)
Stills: 4 wash stills, 4 spirit stills
Capacity: 10,500,000 litres of alcohol per year
Water Source: Josieās Well
Open To Visitors: Mid Mar-End Oct; Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00 Sun 12:30-16:00
Facilities: Visitor centre, Coffee shop, Brand exhibition, Shop, Disabled facilities
Contact: The Glenlivet Distillery