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The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet

A Short History Of The Glenlivet

When George Smith founded The Glenlivet Distillery in 1824, he resolved to create a single malt whisky of such exceptional quality that all other whiskies would be judged against it. To realise his dream, he fought wild terrain, harsh winters and hostile rivals. But it was well worth it! George created a priceless legacy: a supremely elegant, subtly complex whisky whose original rich taste is now enjoyed all over the world.

From its creation in the wild highlands of Scotland nearly two hundred years ago, The Glenlivet has always stood out. It was labelled ‘the single malt that started it all’ because it really did. It comes from the first distillery to receive a license to produce spirits legally in the parish of Glenlivet, and is now one of the biggest selling single malt brands in the world.

The Glenlivet gets its name from the icy waters of the River Livet – or “Smooth-flowing one”. These ice-cold temperatures aid the distilling process and enhance the quality of the emerging spirit, letting the whisky live up to its name and making The Glenlivet what it is today: an incomparable single malt whisky.

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