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The Glenlivet

After the 1823 Excise Act, George Smith became the first distiller in the Highlands to obtain a license for distillation and, in 1824, he established The Glenlivet on what was once a farm distillery called Upper Drummin. Many of the neighbouring distilleries were illegally run and involved in smuggling. They became indignant, for George Smith was running Glenlivet by legal means. Such was the tempest of their fury, George had to carry a pair of pistols for protection.

Originally 'Gow', the family name became the more Anglo-sounding 'Smith' following Bonnie Prince Charlie’s 1746 defeat at the battle of Culloden. The Gows changed their name to escape the resultant subjugation which ensued. The Glenlivet has always been a name associated with quality, to such a degree that other distilleries would use the name, no matter how distant they were from the Livet glen. To help preserve his brand, George Smith’s son, John Gordon Smith, applied for sole rights to the name, which were granted in 1884. The name still crops up elsewhere. However, by law, other brands must hyphenate it with their own names and cannot use it solely.

Glenlivet was bought by Seagram in 1978, alongside a selection of other Scotch whisky distilleries. In 2001, Pernod Ricard and Diageo bought Seagram and dividing the assets between them, with Pernod Ricard taking the Scotch division (including Glenlivet) and renaming it Chivas Brothers.

Under this new ownership, as part of a £10 million investment, an extension with an additional mash tun, eight washbacks and 6 stills was opened by the Prince of Wales on 5 June 2010, with the capacity of the distillery increased by 75%, to 10.5 million litres per year.

In the spring of 2018, the distillery released The Glenlivet Code, inspired by famous British codebreakers in a bid to test consumers’ knowledge of single malt whisky, accompanied by an interactive digital experience. In summer the same year, a new extension of the distillery was commissioned bringing the total capacity to 21 million litres of alcohol.

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

70cl, 40%

First revealed towards the end of 2014, the Founder's Reserve single malt Scotch whisky is now available in the UK and will be replacing The Glenlivet 12 year old in many of the mature markets…  More info

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
381
$29.90

The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

70cl, 40%

A tropical expression from The Glenlivet, for Caribbean Reserve a portion of the whisky was finished in casks which previously held Caribbean rum. The distillery folks suggest adding a splash of…  More info

The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
30
$34.38

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old

70cl, 40%

Excellent 12 year old single malt from the Glenlivet Distillery in Speyside, which enjoys its maturation in both European and American oak casks. It's an immensely popular expression which…  More info

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
19
$37.37

The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve

70cl, 40%

This 15 year old expression from The Glenlivet, was matured in French Limousin Oak casks. Limousin Oak is a popular choice for maturation of Cognac.  More info

The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve
157
$53.61

The Glenlivet Spectra (3 x 20cl)

60cl, 40%

Glenlivet has a history of releasing rather mysterious whiskies (Alpha, Cipher and Code, for example), and they're at it again with The Glenlivet Spectra! This time, Glenlivet master distiller Alan…  More info

The Glenlivet Spectra (3 x 20cl)
$95.46

The Glenlivet Archive 21 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A Gold Medal Winner at the 2005, 2006 and 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition, the 2002 International Spirits Challenge and a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits…  More info

The Glenlivet Archive 21 Year Old
35
$187.59

Glenlivet 1989 (cask 13626) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 42.3%

A great Glenlivet here, independently bottled up for the Mackillop's Choice range. This single cask Speysider was distilled back in June 1989, and eventually it was bottled in June 2020, with a very…  More info

Glenlivet 1989 (cask 13626) - Mackillop's Choice
$518.14

Avonside-Glenlivet 33 Year Old 1938

75cl, 43%

A rare bottle of Avonside-Glenlivet single malt, distilled in 1938 and bottled 33 years later by Gordon & MacPhail. The naming was a result of Glenlivet taking legal action against other distillers…  More info

Avonside-Glenlivet 33 Year Old 1938
$2,084.35

Avonside-Glenlivet 35 Year Old 1938

75cl, 43%

Feast your eyes upon a very rare bottle of Avonside-Glenlivet 35 year old, distilled all the way back in 1938 and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. This bottle was part of a private collection - if…  More info

Avonside-Glenlivet 35 Year Old 1938
$2,600.23

The Glenlivet Ice Bucket

An ice bucket off of them there Glenlivet. Use to store ice and chilled water.  More info

The Glenlivet Ice Bucket

Glenlivet 14 Year Old 1994 (Adelphi) 10cl

10cl, 61.2%

A sample bottle of Glenlivet, bottled by Adelphi. This was distilled in 1994, matured for 14 years in cask number 61416 and bottled in 2009 at cask strength, as part of a release of 560 bottles.  More info

Glenlivet 14 Year Old 1994 (Adelphi) 10cl

Glenlivet 14 Year Old 1995 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

A Signatory bottling from the Glenlivet distillery - the classic Speyside malt maker! This one has a beautiful colour, having been matured for 14 years in a first fill sherry butt (cask number…  More info

Glenlivet 14 Year Old 1995 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Glenlivet 15 Year Old 1995 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

A single cask Glenlivet, this was distilled on the 19th September 1995, and aged in first fill sherry butt number 144357 before bottling on the 26th November 2010. A release of 792 bottles.  More info

Glenlivet 15 Year Old 1995 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%

Give the gift of Glenlivet! This stylish gift pack comes with a bottle of the 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky, a classic entry level dram packed with Speyside fruits and honey'd barley, along…  More info

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill

70cl, 40%

From Speyside's Glenlivet comes this marvellous 12 year old single malt. Matured exclusively in first fill American oak casks for a dozen years, it's brimming with fruity floral notes – a fabulous…  More info

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First Fill

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Batch OL1015

70cl, 60.3%

Another Nàdurra! These releases from the Glenlivet distillery, bottled at cask strength without chill-filtration, are rather excellent indeed. This particularly batch was drawn from first-fill…  More info

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Batch OL1015
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Glenlivet 1997 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46%

A single cask bottled for the Coopers Choice range, this was distilled in 1997 at the Glenlivet distillery. A classic Speyside known for its honeyed, floral flavours.  More info

Glenlivet 1997 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0813Y

70cl, 56.1%

The Nadurra series is Glenlivet's range of 16 year old single malt Scotch whiskies, which have been matured in ex-bourbon casks and then bottled at cask strength with no chill-filtration. A fantastic…  More info

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0813Y
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The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0614C

70cl, 55.2%

Batch 0614C of Glenlivet's wonderful Nàdurra range is once again matured in first-fill bourbon casks for 16 years, bottled in small batches and presented at natural cask strength and without…  More info

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0614C
2

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 1110L

70cl, 55.1%

A cask strength Glenlivet. The Nadurra series has been very well-loved, thanks to the incredible character the whiskies offer. This is a particularly characterful batch of Nadurra.  More info

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 1110L
2

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 1210M

70cl, 54.5%

A cask strength 16 year old Glenlivet bottled for their Nadurra range. An intense, creamy whisky - this is Batch 1210M.  More info

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 1210M
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The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0410J

70cl, 54.4%

The cask strength third release of Glenlivet's Nadurra, this was bottled in April 2010 and it has a rich and fruity palate.  More info

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0410J

Glenlivet 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 900250) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

10 year old single malt from the legendary Glenlivet distillery, drawn from a single first-fill sherry butt which was laid down in April 2007 and cracked open in June 2017. Another glorious bottling…  More info

Glenlivet 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 900250) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Glenlivet 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 900254) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

Glenfiddich single malt, drawn from a single first fill Sherry butt which matured the whisky for 10 years! This was distilled in April 2007 and bottled in September 2017 by Signatory for the…  More info

Glenlivet 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 900254) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Glenlivet 9 Year Old 2006 (cask 901043) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

9 year old single malt from the ever-dependable Glenlivet distillery, drawn from a single first fill Sherry butt! Said Sherry butt was filled in October 2006 and cracked open in August 2016 by…  More info

Glenlivet 9 Year Old 2006 (cask 901043) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

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