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Glenburgie-Glenlivet Distillery

Glenburgie distillery, established in 1810, was originally known as Kinflat. It is located near Forress, the town is famous as the location of Knock Hill where Macbeth is said to have met 'the weird sisters'.

Address  :FORRES

Telephone  :01343 850258

Fax  :01343 850480

Owning Company  :Allied Distillers Ltd.

Production Status  :Operational

Established  :1810

Source  :Local springs

Age when bottled  :8 y.o., 1960/66/68/67/84

No. of Wash Stills  :2

No. of Spirit Stills  :2

Cask Woods  :Mainly ex-bourbon barrels

Visitors per annum  :100

Tasting Notes  :1968, 40%

Nose  :A fragrant, herbal aroma

Taste  :A light, delicate, aromatic flavour with a pleasant finish

Comments  :A good pre-dinner malt, but only from the independent bottlers.

Description  :Set in a very attractive landscaped location, Glenburgie Distillery, first established in 1810, was replaced towards the end of the 19th century by William Paul, and uses water from local springs. The distillery was closed between 1927 and 1935, but was reopened and is now run by Allied Distillers. Output from the distillery is used in Ballantine's blended whisky, and the Glenburgie Eight-Year-Old Single Malt which is a light, slightly dry whisky. Tours of the distillery are available but only by previous arrangement.

Directions  :Off A96, 3.5 miles E of Forres, Glenburgie, Moray.

Rating  :***

Opening Hours  :By appt only.

Opening Days & Times

By appt only.


Forres, Morayshire




IV36 2QY

Contact Phone

01343 850258

Travel Directions to Glenburgie-Glenlivet Distillery

Off A96, 3.5 miles E of Forres, Glenburgie, Moray.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013