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The Glenlivet has opened its newly refurbished visitor centre in Speyside to the public after 18 months of extensive renovations.

Situated on the edges of the Cairngorms National Park, the visitor centre offers guests an immersive dive into the whisky’s rich history.

Stepping through the doors, Scotch fans are greeted beneath a chandelier made from local dried flowers. Visitors will then embark on an explorative journey, passing the archive wall of the distillery’s rarest bottles and into an indoor field of barley, harvested and preserved at one of the local farms that supplies The Glenlivet. After learning about the distillation process in The Provenance Room, guests can lounge at the bar, the mosaic flooring of which pays tribute to Scottish history, before exiting through the gift shop.

For the first time in Speyside, guests can trial some of The Glenlivet’s most exclusive whiskies and innovative products in the sampling room surrounded by hundreds of samples of The Glenlivet. A range of experiences on offer includes ‘The Archive’ tour, which features a tutored tasting of The Glenlivet’s oldest and rarest whiskies, such as The Glenlivet 30 Year Old Cellar Collection.

Glenlivet visitor experience bar

During their visit, guests will have the opportunity to discover well-loved The Glenlivet favourites alongside rare aged whiskies from the archives, as well as exclusive hand-filled bottlings, only available at the visitor experience. To celebrate the reopening, the first 100 bottles of each hand-fill edition have been signed by The Glenlivet’s Master Distiller, Alan Winchester. Whisky fans can also indulge in the Atlantic Single Cask 40 Year Old and 38 year old Cellar Collection with only 30 bottles distilled.

Miriam Eceolaza, Director of The Glenlivet can’t wait to welcome whisky lovers into the new visitor centre: “It’s a true immersion in to the iconic Speyside region, walking guests through our stunning indoor field of local barley, tasting from our old and rare archives, experimenting with our famous cocktail capsules and taking a unique piece of Speyside home with our straight from the cask personalised bottling.

“From the decor and design to ambience and atmosphere, guests will witness something truly original at every turn. We strive to give visitors the best possible experience and look forward to welcoming back our loyal fans, as well as new faces keen to taste the original Speyside single malt.”