The Glenlivet Distillery

Investigate Glenlivet's whisky heritage; follow in the footsteps of the illicit distillers on the Smugglers Trails, visit the renowned Glenlivet distillery or drive around the Malt Whisky Trail.

Whisky Smuggling

During the early 1800's, as many as 200 illegal stills were at work in Glenlivet, the secluded hills providing the perfect location for producing illicit spirit.  Smugglers travelling in convoy would head over the hills for Perth, Aberdeen and Edinburgh with the Excisemen in hot pursuit. 

Enjoy a walk along one of the Smugglers Trails, named after characters from our whisky heritage past.

Glenlivet Distillery

If you fancy sampling a taste of local history, then pop along to the world famous Glenlivet Distillery.  With distilling legalised in 1823, local farmer George Smith set up a distillery on his farm near Minmore. Today the quality of “The Glenlivet” has developed a worldwide reputation.

The distillery is open to visitors during the summer. See whisky being made and enjoy a sample of the finished product. Inside the former grain store and malting you’ll also find an exhibition, shop and a cafe.

Malt Whisky Trail

Follow the malt whisky trail through Speyside to seven working distilleries, a historic distilllery and a cooperage.

Location and map

Set in the stunning eastern Highlands of Scotland, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.

Visitor information

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