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The 18 year old Glenlivet is a great single malt whisky, which has achieved a complex and elegant symbiosis of fruits and oak by 18 years of careful maturation. A classic Speyside whisky!
A lovely Glenlivet bottled at 16 years of age after a maturation exclusively in bourbon barrels. This particular bottle was bottled as part of batch 0614C.
A smart gift pack, which includes a full-sized bottle of the Glenlivet 12 Year Old, along with two glasses. This gift set would make for an excellent gift to someone just starting to dip their feet in the world of whisky.
A seriously sophisticated malt whisky from Glenlivet, rich leather, potpourri and honey fill the palate. This is proper old-school, globe, cigar and armchair gentleman’s club whisky. Glenlivet 21 is a serial award winner, picking up a hattrick of...
This 15 year old single malt from the Glenlivet distillery has been finished in new French oak casks made from Limousin oak, creating a unique and very characterful expression.
An 18 year old Glenlivet, of the 1996 vintage, bottled by Signatory Vintage for their Un-Chillfiltered collection. It was distilled on the 31st of October, 1996, and left to mature in a single, 1st-fill sherry butt (cask no. 163421), until it was...
One of the quintessential “old Speysiders’, Glenlivet 25 Year Old (sometimes styled as Glenlivet XXV) is premium malt whisky fully deserving of that title. This whisky is at the very top of Glenlivet’s prestigious “Classic Range’. An...
Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is a new no-age statement expression. It is very much a classic Glenlivet with its distinct fruitiness which is a result of their wide, lantern-shaped stills. This fruitiness is well-complemented by a partial use of...
The replacement to the famous 12 year old, this whisky was first released at the end of 2014. Designed as an homage to distillery founder George Smith, Founder’s Reserve is packaged in Georgian blue- both a nod to the time of the distillery’s...
Glenlivet The Master Distiller’s Reserve is a travel retail exclusive crafted with the use of three different types of casks: ex-sherry, American oak, and traditional oak casks. A very well crafted single malt by their Master Distiller, Alan...
An edition of the Glenlivet Nadurra matured exclusively in Oloroso sherry casks. This batch (OL01614) is bottled at a cask strength of 60.3% AB without chillfiltration or colouring, true to the Gaelic definition of the word “Ná-durra’ which...
An extension to the Nadurra line, joining the much loved and much lauded cask strength bourbon barrel Nadurra. Nadurra is Gaelic for “natural’, and this is reflected in these Glenlivet bottles: being produced without chill-filtration,...
A gift pack containing a full-sized bottle of the Glenlivet 12 Year Old, along with two miniatures, one of the 15 Year Old, and one of the 18 Year Old. This set enables you to try some of the longer aged Glenlivet expressions, which we’re sure...
Glenlivet Nadurra is an absolute beast of a single malt. The Name ‘Nadurra’ derives from the Gaelic word ‘natural’, and this is most certainly as natural as it gets. Bottled at cask strength of 56.1% ABV, non-chill-fitered and natural...
Named “Cairn Na Bruar”, this is a 16 year old single cask release from the Speyside distillery, Glenlivet. This was aged in cask #4663 until November of 2016, when it was bottled with an outturn of 558 bottles.
Bottled in December of 2016, the “Glencuie” is another single cask release from the famous Glenlivet distillery. This bottle is one of just 234 which were filled from cask #15831.
An 18 year old Glenlivet single cask, named “Allargue”. It was aged in cask #96421 until it was bottled in January of 2016, at a precise strength of 59.33% and with an outturn of 660 bottles.
A 1981 vintage of Glenlivet single malt whisky, bottled by Dutch independent bottler, The Ultimate Whisky Company. This whisky is 33 years old, on was distilled on the 5th of August, 1981, and bottled 19th of September, 2014, from sherry hogshead...
A special edition of the Glenlivet Nadurra matured in the finest first fill American White oak casks. This batch (batch FF0115) was bottled in January of 2015 at a cask strength of 59.8% ABV. A delicious addition to the growing Nadurra range.
Batch FF1014 of the American White oak matured Glenlivet Nadurra bottled in October of 2014. Presented at a strength of 48% ABV is not quite cask strength, but it makes up for it by having been bottled in a 1 liter bottle.
Another excellent addition to the Glenlivet’s much loved Nàdurra range. Nàdurra translates from the Gaelic as “Natural”, and thus the whisky is presented without any dilution (the whisky weighs in at a hefty 61.5%), chill filtration or...
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Seen as the "original" Scotch by many, the distillery has one of the longest histories in whisky, and a considerable reputation for quality. Glenlivet’s George Smith became the first legal distiller, when he received the first distilling license after the 1823 Excise Act. In doing so, he risked life and limb, as many of his less salubrious distilling neighbours were enraged by his decision to "go straight", and Smith had to carry two pistols for protection!
The top selling malt whisky in America, and the second best selling malt in the world, a bottle of Glenlivet can be found in nearly every bar in the world. The Glenlivet is a typical Speyside malt whisky with rich notes of biscuit, malt, toffee and tropical fruit. These flavours have enamoured so many, and such is the Glenlivet a byword for quality that the moniker was adopted by many distilleries (including the likes of Macallan!) in an attempt to bask in the glory that Smith’s distillery enjoyed. Legal action was taken, and now distilleries can only use it if it is hyphenated with their own names- something that continues to this day, and demonstrates the Glenlivet’s enduring allure.
Glenlivet’s brand succeeded on the back of the ubiquitous 12 year old expression, which has since been replaced by the Founder’s Reserve. That said the distillery’s spirit is also well suited to long-aging, with the rare and extremely collectible Cellar Collection showing off the oldest stocks in the Glenlivet’s archives, whilst independent bottles continue to release Glenlivet whiskies of outstanding age. The Glenlivet is one of the original distilleries, and it is one of the best as well.
Distilling begins of the site of Glenlivet, with the illegal farm distilling operation taking the name ‘Upper Drummin’.
George Smith inherits the distillery from his father Andrew.
George Smith gets his distilling licence after the Excise Act of 1823, becoming the first distiller to do so.
William Smith takes charge of Upper Drummin distillery, whilst George Smith proves himself to be something of a whisky entrepreneur, purchasing Delnabo farm, not far from Tomintoul, and Cairngorm Distillery.
George Smith purchases the leases of more farms- three in total- including one named Minmore upon the banks of the river Livet.
John Gordon Smith moves back to his home to help his father’s business, after his brother William gets tuberculosis. By this point Smith’s Glenlivet whisky brand was rising steadily in popularity and sales, but both the Upper Drummin and Cairngorm distilleries were able to meet the demand.
Both Upper Drummin and Cairngorm distilleries are running at full strength, producing as much whisky as they can. Yet this proved expensive and difficult to manage, and Smith still was not satisfying demand for his whisky.
Upper Drummin (which was partly destroyed by a fire) and Cairngorm distilleries are closed, and all the equipment salvaged is brought to the Minmore farm, whilst the distillery is named after its product- Glenlivet!
George Smith demonstrates his business acumen again, by enlisting renown whisky agent Andrew P. Usher to export his whisky with considerable success.
Over 50 years after setting up the distilling operation that would become Glenlivet, George Smith dies, with John Gordon taking up the mantle of manager.
Due to Smith’s quality product and clever marketing moves meant that the Glenlivet had a well established reputation for quality, such that many distilleries adopted the term "Glenlivet" in their name, even if they had no connection at all to the Livet valley.
In response to the flagrant misuse of the distillery’s name John Smith gains sole rights to the Glenlivet name. This means that all other distilleries have to hyphenate it with their own brand names.
A fire ravages the distillery, and several buildings have to be rebuilt.
The distillery recovered however, and new stills were installed, expanding the capacity in response to the ‘whisky boom’ of the late 19th century (which arose after a blight destroyed much of the grape crop, devastating the brandy and wine productions.
John Gordon Smith dies, after overseeing a great period of success in the distillery history.
Three years later, George Smith Grant – the nephew of John Gordon – took over the running of the family concern.
George Smith’s son, Captain Bill Smith Grant, becomes the distillery manager.
The Great Depression bites, but the distillery manages to remain open, just as it did during another worldwide calamity- the First World War.
The Glenlivet distillery is mothballed for the first time, by government decree, as all grain was needed to be saved for food during the Second World War.
In a bid to kickstart the post-war British economy, the government lift the ban on distilling, as whisky was an ideal product- unique to Britain and in high demand world-wide. Yet, this required the extension of bread rations, to ensure that distillers had access to the grain they needed. In 1947 whisky distilling returned to its pre-war capacity.
The company that owned Glenlivet, George & J. G. Smith Ltd., merges with the owners of the Glen Grant distillery, J. & J. Grant of Glen Grant Distillery, forming the company Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distillers Ltd.
The distillery ends the practice of floor malting.
The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distillers Ltd. joins forces with the company that owned the Longmorn distillery, Longmorn-Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd. and another company named Hill Thomson & Co., to form the Glenlivet Distillers Ltd.
A visitor centre at the distillery’s home in Speyside opens, whilst Canadian drinks giants Seagrams purchase the Glenlivet Distillers Ltd. and thus the distillery.
The Glenlivet visitor centre expands, including a multimedia facility.
The distillery marks the new millennium by releasing two finished versions of their 12 year old, the French Oak and the American Oak.
Seagrams is purchased by Pernod Ricard and Diageo, with Pernod Ricard taking over the ‘Chivas-Glenlivet group’.
One of Glenlivet’s cult bottlings, the Nadurra 16 year old, is released on the travel retail market for the first time. This is a non-chill-filtered and matured in first fill bourbon casks- offering a great example of Glenlivet’s spirit. One of the Glenlivet’s most collectible bottles is also released, the 1972 Cellar Collection, with just over 2000 bottles available world-wide.
The Nadurra gets bumped up to cask strength and is released to the general market, whilst the 1969 Cellar Collection also hits the shelves. Over three million bottles of Glenlivet whisky are sold this year- the first time it achieved such a feat.
The Glenlivet 25, styled ‘XXV’ is released, instantly becoming one of the best bottlings produced by the distillery, and highly sought after.
A new mashtun, eight new washbacks, and six new stills are introduced as part of a distillery expansion, opened by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles. These means that the Glenlivet’s capacity is increased by a huge 75%. Bottle sales reach 6 million a year.