The Glenlivet

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

One of the most well-popular single malt whiskies in the world, The Glenlivet is a name that has been well-known and well-loved for centuries.

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About The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet Distillery in Ballindalloch, Moray, Scotland, is the oldest distillery in Glenlivet parish. It is the second highest selling single malt in the U.S.A., and the second biggest selling single malt brand globally. The Speyside distillery is owned by Pernod Ricard, and its wide core range consists of 14 whiskies.

The Glenlivet was the first legal working distillery in Speyside.
The Glenlivet embarked on a major extension in 2008. The new plant, incorporating six new stills and eight new washbacks, was opened in 2010 and increases the Glenlivet's capacity to over 10 million litres per annum.
Other distillers started piggybacking on the The Glenlivets success. So many marketed their own drams as 'Glenlivet' that the area was known as 'the longest glen in Scotland'.

History

The Glenlivet’s history is the history of Scotch whisky. The founder, George Smith, was known as the smuggler of all smugglers. The incredibly remote location of The Glenlivet Distillery was used for a purpose, it meant that they could spot officers of the law from miles away and hide the equipment before they arrived. Though the Lowland whisky-producers could create whisky legally and in peace, it was illegal in the Highlands. But the high quality of spring water, coupled with the smaller scale methods of production led to a higher quality dram. Such a high quality that the king himself requested a dram of The Glenlivet in 1823 when it was still illegal! The Excise Act permitting distillation soon followed, and in 1853 Glenlivet founded the distillery where it still sits today. Pernod bought the distillery in 2001, and are as close as ever to making it the world’s best selling single malt.

Taste Profile

The Glenlivet is known for flavours of...

Toffee
Malt
Oak
Mango