Our Premier Whisky Smugglers’ Tour
In the 18 and early 19th Century, whisky production in t4he Glenlivet region was unlicensed, outlawed and was literally an underground occupation. To make ends meet, and relieve the boredom of long winter months, crofters made their own ‘whisky’ and some became so specialised in its production, that modern day distillers strive to replicate the chemistry, structure and heritage of these bygone times.
One Life Livet recounts the heady days of whisky smugglers attempts to outwit the excisemen (gaugers) and the many tricks they employed to produce and hide their illicit product and transport it south undetected.
The tour is a full day experience and includes Pick Up/Drop Off from your local hotel/residence in our air conditioned go anywhere Land Rover Safari vehicle, the services of an experienced local Scottish driver/guide, visits to exclusive historical sites, tutored whisky tasting in an authentic hillside bothy, light lunch at a local beauty spot followed by a visit to The Glenlivet Distillery for a truly immersive experience which delves into both production and history of the brand. A guided tasting of The Glenlivet core range of 12, 15 and 18 year old malts ends the day. We will then return you, hopefully in a mellow and chilled mood, to your accommodation.*
*pick up/drop off is within Upper Speyside within a 20 mile radius of Glenlivet
Cost of Full Day Experience £160 per person