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Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch

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The Glenlivet distillery is a distillery near Ballindalloch in Moray, Scotland that produces single malt Scotch whisky. It is the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet, and the production place of the Scottish whisky of the same name. It was founded in 1824 and has operated almost continuously since. The distillery remained open throughout the Great Depression and its only closure came during World War II. The Glenlivet distillery has grown in the post-war period to become one of the biggest single malt distilleries in order to keep up with global demand; The Glenlivet brand is the biggest selling single malt whisky in the United States and the second biggest selling single malt brand globally.
Today, the distillery is owned by the French alcoholic beverages company Pernod Ricard, which also oversees the distillery's production of 5,900,000 proof litres per annum. The majority of this – enough for 6 million bottles – is sold as The Glenlivet single malt, with the remainder being used in Pernod Ricard's blended whisky brands.
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  • Second stop on my whiskey tour. Tour included 3 tasting samples in the really nice corporate space on the second floor. The host for the tasting was very knowledgeable. This tasting had a nice...  more »
  • Glenlivet was the first distillery we had a tour at. Our group was consisting of both intermediate whisky fans as well as the veterans. And it turned out to be the great way to level grounds. The...  more »
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  • We did the drams of distinction tasting. Although nothing about this tour was bad and the guide tried very hard to make this a great tasting, it just didn't do it for me. I didn't feel connected to the distillery afterwards and I had better tastings for about the same price at distilleries nearby. If you already love Glenlivet this would probably be very fun for you because they do serve a couple of high-end and limited drams that are very hard to come by anywhere else.
  • Good informative distillery tour. Did enjoy the tasting as well. Cafe was pleasant and at competitive prices. Good selection in the shop.
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