GLENLIVET SMUGGLERS PEAT REEK AND POT STILL TOUR
NAME: GLENLIVET SMUGGLERS PEAT REEK AND POT STILL TOUR
DURATION: FULL DAY – 1000 hrs – 1600 hrs
PRICE: £140 PER PERSON
What Our Customers Said …
On Friday 29th May 2017 my husband (Bob) and I (Ebeth) enjoyed an Argocat Tour courtesy of Glenlivet Hill Trek Co. This is conducted by Charlie and the trip was a great experience. Charlie’s knowledge was very informative, the hill views were spectacular and the picnic lunch provided by Susan was out of this world especially the bottle of champagne which finished the tour perfectly. Worth every penny. Go on…try it! You won’t be disappointed”
OFF ROAD TOUR
Seated comfortably in our unstoppable 8 wheel drive Argocat be transported into a bygone age of illicit whisky distilling and smuggling in the ‘Hidden Glen’. The Argocat takes the strain as we climb to the summit of Carn Ghrantaich with ‘The Glenlivet’ Distillery nestling far below. Panoramic views abound as you partake in a glass of ‘The Glenlivet’ amongst the heather in an area where local smugglers sited some 200 illicit stills in times gone by. Descend onto the Robbie McPherson Smuggler’s Trail, the old drovers road by which illicit whisky was conveyed south. Head across Blairfindy Moor to the site of the very first ‘Glenlivet Distillery’ c1824 the first licensed distillery in Scotland. As we travel on heather hill and open moorland it is common to see red and roe deer, buzzards, mountain and brown hair and a variety of other highland wildlife.
HIGHLAND BOTHY PICNIC
Our stone built highland bothy C1840 is situated a stones throw from the original Glenlivet Distillery. Enjoy the very best of Scottish Fayre chosen from our menu served in individual picnic hampers. Select ‘Glenlivet’ drams accompany the meal. Our Bothy houses a variety of Highland artifacts including a reproduction illicit ‘pot’ still. During lunch listen to recordings from descendants of Glenlivet Smugglers recounting how their forefathers plied their illicit trade. An atmospheric and sensory experience is assured.
VISIT TO THE GLENLIVET DISTILLERY
After lunch travel to the nearby ‘Glenlivet Distillery’ by Land Rover. En route recent changes to the complex will be pointed out and little known facts regarding the impact to the community when the current distillery became automated. A comprehensive tour of the distillery gets underway when an experienced guide will explain the current whisky making process from grain to glass and burn to bottle. Our tour usually terminates around 4pm.