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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.

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)
$51.75

Glenlivet 41 Year Old 1974 (cask 1) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)

70cl, 46.8%

41 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenlivet distillery, which was initially aged in a hogshead cask and finished (for 48 months) in Oloroso Sherry oak! This was distilled in March 1974…  More info

Glenlivet 41 Year Old 1974 (cask 1) - Cask Strength Collection Rare Reserve (Signatory)
$804.39

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Ladderfoot - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 58.6%

Another official single cask bottling from The Glenlivet named after one of the farms in the Livet valley, Ladderfoot spent its 16 year maturation period in a Sherry butt (cask 120960).  More info

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Ladderfoot - Single Cask Edition
$208.32

Smith's Glenlivet 1966 (bottled 2014) - Gordon & MacPhail

70cl, 40%

An independent bottling of Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky, distilled all the way back in 1966 and bottled in 2014 by the esteemed Gordon & MacPhail. This is presented with a gloriously retro…  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 1966 (bottled 2014) - Gordon & MacPhail
$749.63

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)
$51.75

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)
$51.75

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Allargue - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 59.3%

Another bottling in Glenlivet's Single Cask Edition series - this time it was aged for 18 years in cask #96421 and bottled in January 2016 with an outturn of 660 bottles. This edition has been given…  More info

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Allargue - Single Cask Edition
$373.84

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Auchvaich - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 55.7%

A single cask bottling of 18 year old Glenlivet single malt, given the name Auchvaich by the famous distillery in the Speyside region. It was bottled in March 2016 with an outturn of 588 bottles.  More info

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Auchvaich - Single Cask Edition
$214.12

Smith's Glenlivet 1946 (bottled 1992) - Gordon and MacPhail

70cl, 40%

Bottled by Gordon & Macphail, this Glenlivet has been aged beyond belief! Distilled by the Speyside legends in 1946 and bottled in 1992, the whisky has had decades to contemplate the universe,…  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 1946 (bottled 1992) - Gordon and MacPhail

Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 1) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 46.8%

A 40 year old Glenlivet that spent its final 48 months in a Sherry cask before being bottled for La Maison du Whisky in 2015.  More info

Glenlivet 40 Year Old 1974 (cask 1) - Artist #5 (La Maison du Whisky)
$702.32

Glenlivet 33 Year Old 1977 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 47.7%

Independently bottled 33 year old Glenlivet here - oh yes, this'll be tasty stuff! It was distilled in 1977 and bottled in 2010 by Murray McDavid as part of their Mission Gold range, and it certainly…  More info

Glenlivet 33 Year Old 1977 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid)
$365.55

The Glenlivet 11 Year Old Bochel - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 59.5%

A single cask 11 year old Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky, originally released in the Netherlands. It was bottled at a robust 59.5% ABV in October 2014 and named after Bochel Hill, which is said…  More info

The Glenlivet 11 Year Old Bochel - Single Cask Edition

The Glenlivet 18 Years Old Buiternach - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 52.6%

Single cask Glenlivet single malt, bottled at 18 years old and bestowed the name Buiternach - which we believe comes from the Buiternach woods. 198 bottles were produced.  More info

The Glenlivet 18 Years Old Buiternach - Single Cask Edition
$320.83

Glenlivet 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 901274) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

A single cask bottling of Glenlivet single malt, aged for a decade in a first-fill Sherry butt from November 2006 to February 2017. This was independently bottled by Signatory for their…  More info

Glenlivet 10 Year Old 2006 (cask 901274) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
$51.75

Glenlivet 19 Year Old Campdalemore - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 58.1%

A 19 year old single cask release from Glenlivet, which has been given the name Campdalemore after an old forest in the area.  More info

Glenlivet 19 Year Old Campdalemore - Single Cask Edition
$290.57

The Glenlivet 25 Year Old Royal Wedding Reserve

75cl, 43%

A very rare bottle of 25 year old Glenlivet, bottled in commemoration of Charles and Diana's Royal Wedding in 1981. Incredible handsome and highly collectable. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

The Glenlivet 25 Year Old Royal Wedding Reserve

Smith's Glenlivet 2001 (bottled 2016) - Gordon & MacPhail

70cl, 43%

An independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky from Glenlivet, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. It was distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2016, presented in bottled with wonderfully retro labels...  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 2001 (bottled 2016) - Gordon & MacPhail
$58.64

The Glenlivet Archive

70cl, 43%

Back in the days before the 21 Year Old expression was released, The Glenlivet Archive looked rather different indeed. This is a rare, collectible bottled from years gone by. This bottle was part…  More info

The Glenlivet Archive

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old - Classic Golf Courses of Scotland (St Andrews) - 1990s

70cl, 40%

This is the St Andrews edition of Glenlivet's Classic Golf Courses of Scotland series, released in the 1990s. It includes a 12 year old Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky and a presentation tin…  More info

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old - Classic Golf Courses of Scotland (St Andrews) - 1990s

Glenlivet 34 Year Old 1981 (cask 9654) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 49.2%

34 year old Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky, drawn from a single hogshead cask. It was distilled in November 1981 and set aside to age until the chaps from Signatory came along and bottled it up…  More info

Glenlivet 34 Year Old 1981 (cask 9654) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection Batch FF0915

70cl, 60.4%

Another edition of Glenlivet's Nàdurra First Fill Selection, aged in first fill American white oak casks and bottled without any chill-filtration and at cask strength (a robust 604.% ABV). A great…  More info

The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection Batch FF0915
$65.33

Smith's Glenlivet 1965 (bottled 2012) - Gordon & MacPhail

70cl, 43%

A classy bottling of well-aged Glenlivet single malt, presented as part of Gordon & MacPhail's Distillery Labels series. This was distilled back in 1965 and bottled in 2012 with an awesome…  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 1965 (bottled 2012) - Gordon & MacPhail
$782.36

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Minmore - Single Cask Edition

70cl, 57.9%

Bottled in 2012 after an 18 year old maturation in cask 22378, this release is part of The Glenlivet's excellent Single Cask Editions range. This edition is named Minmore after the old farm site on…  More info

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Minmore - Single Cask Edition
$231.48

Smith's Glenlivet 1974 (bottled 2008) - Gordon & MacPhail

70cl, 43%

This is a 1974 Glenlivet bottled by Gordon & MacPhail of Elgin as part of their Distillery Label range.  More info

Smith's Glenlivet 1974 (bottled 2008) - Gordon & MacPhail

Glenlivet 34 Year Old 1981 (cask 9645) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 48.1%

Well-aged whisky from the Glenlivet distillery, matured in a single hogshead cask. This was distilled in November 1981 and allowed to mature for 34 years, before Signatory cracked the cask open and…  More info

Glenlivet 34 Year Old 1981 (cask 9645) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

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